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Farm Recipes


Chicken Vegetable Soup

Ingredients Needed:
1 envelope noodle soup mix
1 can boneless cooked chicken
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 cup cooked mixed veggies
3 cups of water

Mix together all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer
 5 to 7 minutes. Cool until the soup can be safely eaten and serve with crackers. Serves 8 kids


Making Butter in Baby Food Jar

1 Tbsp. whipping cream
Pour cream into baby food jar
Cover tightly and shake until butter forms
Pour off liquid into a bowl
add 1 pinch of salt and serve
on a cracker or bread.

Note: Teacher might want to put larger amount in pint jar and let children take turns shaking.

Put small amount of heavy whipping cream in baby jar. Make sure the lid is on tight and shake,
 shake, shake. If the cream is at room temperature the butter will form more quickly.
 The butter will form a soft ball, the balance is buttermilk. If you sprinkle a little salt on the drained
 butter, it really does taste good. Some of my kids actually like the buttermilk, also--yuck!


Sort Animal Crackers

Make sugar cookies with animal cookies cutters

Farm Snack


Make a farm using graham crackers, green food coloring, vanilla frosting, and animal crackers.
 First put green food coloring into vanilla frosting and use this as the grass. You can use
 this to glue the graham crackers together as your fence. Make a layer of graham crackers on the bottom
 and cover as grass. Then make the fence. Then have the children put the animal crackers in the fence!


Pigs in a Blanket

8 Hotdogs
8 slices American processed cheese
1 (10 ounce) package refrigerated biscuit dough

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Wrap cheese around each hotdog, then the biscuit around that.
Put on cookie sheet with the overlap of biscuit faced down, so you don't have to use tooth picks.
Bake in preheated oven until biscuits are brown, about 10 to 15 minutes.


Melt a bag of butterscotch chips in the microwave on high. 
Add 10 oz. Chinese noodles and place in piles on a sheet of wax paper.
They actually look like piles of hay.


Haystack Cookies

Materials Needed:
 graham crackers,
individual chocolate squares,
chow mein noodles.

 Let each child place a chocolate square, marshmallow, and chow mein
 noodles onto a graham cracker. Microwave for 16 seconds. Yum!!


Vegetable Tray

Clean and cut raw vegetables for a snack.  Before preparing any vegetables show them
to the children.  Make sure that they see things like carrots with the tops and peels,
 celery leaves, cucumbers with skins, and a whole head of cauliflower.

Pear Mouse

Materials Needed:
Pear half,
 red string licorice.

Let each child place a pear onto a small plate.
 Put on raisins for eyes, cherry for nose, and licorice for tail.

Pink Pig-Sicles

Materials Needed:
2 cups plain yogurt,
12 oz. unsweetened frozen cranberry-apple juice concentrate,
2 tsp. vanilla.

Let child place all items in a blender, encourage child to press blender button,
 or switch if necessary, and blend. Using a pouring cup, pour mixture
 into cups and add popsicle sticks for handles. Freeze until set!

Cow Cookies

Materials Needed:
Prepared cookie dough and chocolate chips.

Buy the prepared cookie dough, then let children add required ingredients
(eggs, milk, etc;) Then let each child roll their dough into a ball, pound
to flatten, and press in cow spots. Cook according to package directions.

Chicken Muffins

Use a muffin mix and prepare according to directions; pour into round muffin tins.
 When cool, allow each child to place raisin eyes on for the chicken, fruit tape comb, and candy corn beak.

Little Red Hen's Bread

Find an easy to make bread that you feel comfortable with.
Recreate this story by asking who will help me make this bread?
Who will help me mix these ingredients? Who will help me bake it? Etc;

Chocolate Milk

Mix some chocolate into milk (if no food allergies) but don't let the children see you
 doing this.  Ask children to describe the flavor and ask if a cow gives chocolate milk.


Ice Cream in a Bag

1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon sugar
4 cups crushed ice
4 tablespoons salt
2 quart size Zip-loc bags
1 gallon size Zip-loc freezer bag
Mittens or gloves to keep fingers from freezing as well!

Mix the milk, vanilla and sugar together in one of the quart size bags. Seal tightly,
 allowing as little air to remain in the bag as possible. Too much air left inside
 may force the bag open during shaking. Place this bag inside the other quart size bag,
 again leaving as little air inside as possible and sealing well. By double-bagging,
 the risk of salt and ice leaking into the ice cream is minimized. Put the two
 bags inside the gallon size bag and fill the bag with ice, then sprinkle salt on top.
 Again let all the air escape and seal the bag. Wrap the bag in the towel or put
 your gloves on, and shake and massage the bag, making sure the ice surrounds the cream
 mixture. Five to eight minutes is adequate time for the mixture to freeze into ice cream.

Freezer bags work best because they are thicker and less likely to develop small
 holes, allowing the bags to leak. You can get away with using regular Zip-loc bags
 for the smaller quart sizes, because you are double-bagging. Especially if you plan
 to do this indoors, I strongly recommend using gallon size freezer bags.


Homemade Butter

Whipping Cream
Baby food jar
Salt (optional)

Give each child one baby food jar.  Pour some whipping cream in each jar.
  Shake whipping cream until butter forms.  Rinse with water and press out excess
 milk with a spoon.  Serve sweet or add salt to taste.


Orange Cow

1 cup milk
1 scoop vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice

Mix together until smooth.


Purple Cow 


1/2 cup of grape juice
2 cups milk
2 bananas, sliced

Mix the above ingredients in a blender.


For each child figure on 2 oz. of grape juice,
2 oz. of lemon-lime soda,
 and about 1/4 c. vanilla ice cream

Put about 1 c. of grape juice and 1 c. of ice cream in blender at a time
 and blend for 15 seconds or less. Fill small paper cups about half full
 of this mixture, then add the soda and serve. Make batches until you've got enough
for everyone. Kids really liked this and copied down the recipe to take home on their own.

Homemade Butter

Whipping Cream
Baby food jar
Salt (optional)

Give each child one baby food jar. Pour some whipping cream in each jar.
Shake whipping cream until butter forms. Rinse with water and press
 out excess milk with a spoon. Serve sweet or add salt to taste.

Fruit Flavored Milk Shakes

2 cups cold milk
1 (4 serving) pkg. any flavor gelatin
1 pt. Vanilla Ice Cream (2 cups)

Pour milk into blender. Add gelatin and ice cream. Cover; blend at high
 speed for 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into glasses. Makes 4 servings.

Individual Meat Loaves

1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup of bread crumbs
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp. ketchup
1/2 lb. hamburger
1/2 tsp. onion salt
Little pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put the beaten egg, bread crumbs, milk, and ketchup
 in mixing bowl. Add beef, onion salt, and pepper to bread crumb mixture.
Mix with fork or hands. Place mixture in muffin pan 2/3 full. Bake 30 minutes.
Makes 6. May also be made into one loaf, but will have to cook for 45 minutes.

Easy Hamburger Casserole

1 lb. ground beef
1 cup of macaroni
1 can of original manwich

Brown ground beef; cook macaroni and drain. Mix all together and serve.


Easy Beef Stroganoff

1 lb. beef tips, stew meat, or round steak, cut into cubes
1 pkg. dry onion or beefy onion soup mix
1 can of cream of celery soup
1 can of cream of mushroom soup

Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours.
 Stir occasionally. Serve over noodles. Serves 6.


Cow Head Snack

Using a large round cookie cutter, cut a large circular shape from a slice of bread.
 Spread peanut butter on top of the circle slice. Add two raisins for the cows eyes.
To make the nose, lay a dried apricot below the eyes going lengthwise.
Then place two cheerios on top for the nostrils. Cut a banana in half to form the horns. For the ears,
cut one red grape in half and place one half under the right side of the horn and the other on the left.


Duck Sandwiches

Use a duck cookie cutter on a piece of bread.  Use spray cheese to color.
May add feathers cut out of American cheese.




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