You can show your love and appreciation for your father by cooking him a meal. With an older person’s help, you can prepare these recipes for a lunch or dinner. The “Salsa Dip and Vegetables” or the “One-Dish Magic Cobbler” would make a delicious family home evening treat, too.
Beef and Bean Burritos
1/2 pound (227 g) ground beef
1 can (16 ounces/454 g) refried beans
8 flour tortillas (6″/15 cm in diameter)
1 cup grated cheddar cheese, divided
1 can (4 ounces/113 g) chopped green chilies
1 cup sour cream
In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef; drain.
Spread 1/4 cup refried beans in the center of each tortilla. Top each with an equal amount of ground beef and 2 tablespoons cheese.
Fold the sides in, then roll up the ends over the filling. Arrange the burritos seam-side-down in a greased 9″ x 13″ (23 cm x 33 cm) baking pan. Top them with the green chilies and the remaining cheese.
Bake uncovered at 350° F for 20 minutes or until heated through.
Serve each burrito with sour cream.
One-Dish Magic Cobbler
1/4 cup butter/margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 can (22 ounces/624 g) sliced peaches with juice
butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon sugar
In a two-quart casserole dish, cream together the first butter/margarine and the first sugar. Mix in the flour, baking powder, salt, and milk. Spread the batter evenly in the dish.
Carefully drain the juice from the peaches into a large glass. Arrange the peaches evenly over the batter. Pour 1 cup of the juice on top of the peaches; drink or discard the remaining juice.
Dot the cobbler with a few pieces of butter/margarine; sprinkle on the second sugar.
Bake uncovered at 375° F for 45 minutes. The “magic” happens while the cobbler bakes—the fruit goes to the bottom, and the dough rises to the top!
Salsa Dip and Vegetables
1 package (8 ounces/227 g) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup salsa
fresh raw vegetables of your choice—such as cauliflower, carrots, celery, broccoli—cut into bite-size pieces
Place the block of cream cheese in a serving dish and pour the salsa over the top. Serve with the vegetables.