Look Who’s Cooking: Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years with Council Cookbook | Community Spirit
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, -- May 25, 2012 – When you think of Girl Scouts, you think of delicious Girl Scout Cookies, but Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is taking delicious to a whole new level. Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama has published a 100th Anniversary Cookbook with all of their Girl Scout favorites. In addition to crowd-pleasing recipes, the cookbook features art work from current Girl Scouts within the council. The GSSA council cookbooks are $12 and are available for purchase at GSSA council shops and online at www.girlscoutssa.org.
Add sugar, spice and everything nice to your recipe collection. The 100th Anniversary Cookbook is filled with recipes for family favorites, fun appetizers, and delectable dishes. Contents featured in the cookbook include everything from beverages to outdoor cooking. There’s even a section for “Girls in the Kitchen” and “Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies.” “We chose to publish a cookbook as a special project to commemorate 100 years of Girl Scouting in 2012,” Jeanette Phillips, Shop Clerk for the Montgomery Service Center, said. “The book has recipes that are versatile for families, parties, or even just girls.”
“The cookbook is a result of the collective efforts of our girls, volunteers, friends in the community and staff from the 30 counties we serve,” Karlyn Edmonds, Chief Operating Officer at GSSA, said. “More importantly, it celebrates the special legacy of Girl Scouting in southern Alabama.” Funds raised from cookbooks sold are going towards purchasing new outdoor cookware, such as Dutch Ovens for camp facilities. The GSSA 100th Anniversary Cookbook is a fun and “family-friendly” tribute to a legacy of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
Check out a few sample recipes:
Chicken Country Captain
Submitted by: Cheryl Bogie
4 whole boneless (and skinless if desired) chicken breasts, or 8 chicken thighs, or desired combination
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
¼ cup ( ½ stick) butter
1 large onion (1 cup), chopped
1 large green pepper ( ¾ cup), chopped
2 large cloves garlic, crushed
3 tsp. curry powder (less if you like it less spicy)
2 one pound cans of stewed tomatoes, broken up
¾ tsp. dried thyme, crushed
½ c. dried currants, rinsed in hot water and drained toasted sliced almonds, toasted coconut, green onions, fresh diced pineapples for garnishes
Sprinkle chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat the butter; add chicken and brown on all sides. Remove chicken from skillet and add onion, green pepper, garlic, curry, powder and thyme. Cook gently until onion is wilted but not brown. Add tomatoes (including liquid in can) and chicken. Cover and cook gently until chicken is tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Stir in currants. Serve over rice and top with garnishes of choice.
Submitted by: Mikayla Watson, Troop 7355
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1 tsp. salt
1 ½ c. warm water
1 Tbsp. sugar
4 c. all purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
coarse salt or sea salt
Combine yeast, sugar, and water into a bowl. Stir once and wait until it is all dissolved. Add flour and 1 teaspoon salt. Knead the dough for about 15 minutes. Break into 16 or 20 pieces and roll them into coils or snakes. Arrange the snakes into shapes desired (traditional or initials, for example). Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Awesome Banana Pudding with Shortbread Cookies
Submitted by: Willa Traylor, 7023
1 box of Girl Scout Shortbread Cookies
2 c. milk
5 oz. banana pudding mix
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1 can sweetened condensed milk
12 oz. whipped topping
Line 13”x9” inch casserole dish with 1 sleeve of Girl Scout Shortbread Cookies. In medium bowl, blend milk and pudding mix. In another medium bowl, beat cream cheese and condensed milk until smooth; fold in whipped topping. Add to pudding mixture, stirring until well blended, then pour over cookies. Top with remaining cookies around the edge of dish. Refrigerate.
Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is a United Way community partner and serves more than 9,000 girls ages 5-17 and 3,000 volunteers across 30 counties. Programs focused on financial literacy, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and leadership development help girls contribute to their families, communities and the nation’s workforce and leadership today and in the future. Diversity is a core value of Girl Scouts, and in addition to ongoing troops, we are committed to serving girls who face sometimes overwhelming obstacles through our outreach programs. For more information on becoming a member, volunteering or other ways you can help, call 800-239-6636 or visit www.girlscoutssa.org.
Information Source: Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama
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