Re: First Class cooking
Ed Darrell (EDarr1776@AOL.COM)
Fri, 22 Mar 1996 09:26:36 -0500
In a message dated 96-03-21 12:43:39 EST, you write:
>Does anyone have a collection of recipes that a first class candidate can
>prepare without feeling threatened while minimizing the chances that his
>patrol members will starve?
> YiS, Susan
Jamboree Mulligan was my first huge success as a Scout cook. It's been a
favorite of mine ever since. The toughest part is boiling the macaroni.
If you can't find a recipe, I might be able to. Basically it is meat (we
used ground beef) browned with sliced onions (there's the slicing part), with
cooked macaroni added, some shredded cheddar, and a couple of cans of tomato
soup. It became a favorite of Troop 17 from American Fork every time we went
to camp. If you get the macaroni cooked, and you don't burn the rest, you're
The other huge lesson that is great for 1st Class cooks to learn is, if there
are potatoes on the menu, start cooking them first! For this reason alone I
have favored menus that included roasted, baked or fried potatoes. If the
Scout gets them cooked well, the rest of the meal usually falls right into
place. Fried potatoes, some small steaks, sliced tomatoes -- not tough, but
usually a great meal.
Ed Darrell, Duncanville, Texas
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City