Kids' Corner: Sunday Dinner

This is the first of an occasional series, in which the kids guest blog about kid stuff. Today's featured author is Tiegan Trach:

Tiegan is an 11-year-old middle schooler who normally wears modern clothing. Here's her account of making Sunday dinner last night with her brother.

America Runs On Butter

The cookbook that we used was Meals of Many Lands. The country/place we made was America and the food we made was Oven-Fried Chicken, Candied Yams (actually sweet potatoes), Green Beans, and Apple Crisp. We waited until it was fall so we could have sweet potatoes from the garden. 

To make the Oven-Fried Chicken, we cut the whole chicken into pieces, brushed melted butter on them, and shook a few pieces at a time in a bag that had crushed cornflakes in it. Then we baked them for an hour at 375 degrees.

To make the Candied Yams, we mixed brown sugar and salt in a pan with melted butter. Then we put the sliced, peeled sweet potatoes in the pan in one layer. Then we turned them over and waited 10 minutes.

In the recipe it says to buy frozen green beans, but we had our own frozen green beans and we just heated them up in the microwave with some butter and salt. We also had some really crispy bacon that we crumbled and sprinkled on top:

In the Apple Crisp was flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, melted butter, and, of course, apples. We mixed together everything except the apples. Then we put the sliced, peeled apples in a casserole dish and sprinkled the flour mixture over the apples evenly. Then we baked the crisp at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.  

There's butter in everything, which Jonas thought was funny. He came up with "America Runs On Butter" while we were cooking the food. It was very yummy!!! =D


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