Sunday, 20 June 2010

Secret Ingredient Potluck

The RS Counsellor over weekday meetings had a great idea for refreshments.  She's a nurse, and at the hospital she works at the nurses in her unit occasionally have a *Secret Ingredient Potluck* where everyone brings a favourite recipe that includes the designated "secret" ingredient.  

We're totally adopting that idea for our refreshments at RS meetings.  

This month our not-so-secret ingredient was popcorn. It was fun to try out some different popcorn treats, but I still like carmel popcorn the best.  For my contribution I ground popcorn kernels in my wheat grinder to make cornmeal for this cookie recipe:

Harvest Moon Cookies
1 1/4 c sugar
1/2 c butter
cream together, then:
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
dry ingredients:
1 1/2 c flour
3/4 c cornmeal (ground popcorn kernels)
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
roll dough into 2” balls, toss balls ziploc with:
1/4 c sugar
1 T cinnamon
place on cookie sheet and flatten with a drinking glass to 1/4” thick
bake 10-12 minutes at 350


Neighbor Jane Payne said...

That IS a great idea.

I love your science party ideas, too.

You're a genius.

Kelly said...

We used to do something like this when I was the Enrichment person, but we called it a "Tasting Table" and it always had a different theme. I like the idea of the "secret ingredient" though. Fun to see what everyone comes up with.