Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Potato Pancakes

2 cups mashed potatoes (approximately)
1-2 eggs
1/4 cup flour
onion (optional)
chives (optional)
cheese (optional)
oil or Crisco, for frying
sour cream (optional) or applesauce, for garnish (optional)
1Mix all ingredients into mashed potatoes.
2Preheat skillet and add a couple of tablespoons of Crisco shortening or oil.
3Make sure the mix is not too thin.
4Pour 1/4 cup batter into hot pan; brown on both sides and enjoy with sour cream or applesauce.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ornament Dough

1 cup flour
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup salt
2-3 drops food coloring (optional)
glitter (optional)
1Slowly add water to flour. Mix in salt and optional ingredients.
2Knead with hands about 3 minutes.
3Roll out dough 1/2 to 1 inch thick depending on your craft project in mind.
4Cut out whatever shapes you want. Bake 300°F for 25 minutes on each side, or until hardened. Be sure to punch a tiny hole at the top of ornament before baking.
5When time is up, let cool at room temperature, then decorate with paints, glitters, etc.