Meals for Young Cooks


Spaghetti Supper

Super-Easy Spaghetti Lettuce Wedges with Magic Dressing Garlic Hard Rolls Peanut Butter-Fudge Sundaes

Super-Easy Spaghetti

1 pound lean ground beef

3 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce

1 package dry taco or spaghetti sauce mix

8 ounces spaghetti

Parmesan cheese

  1. 1.

    Brown ground beef in large skillet.

  2. 2.

    Add tomato sauce and dry sauce mix. Cover and cook over low heat for 30 minutes.

  3. 3.

    Cook spaghetti according to package directions.

  4. 4.

    Drain spaghetti and put into large serving bowl. Pour hot spaghetti sauce over top. Sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese.

Garlic Hard Rolls

Cut 6 hard rolls in half. Spread cut side with butter, then sprinkle lightly with garlic salt, paprika, and dried parsley. Broil lightly and serve warm.

Lettuce Wedges with Magic Dressing

1 head lettuce

1 cup evaporated milk

1/3 cup vinegar

1/2 cup catsup

3 tablespoons cottage cheese

1 1/2 tablespoons chopped sweet pickle

1 teaspoon grated onion

  1. 1.

    Wash, core, drain, and wrap lettuce in plastic wrap or cloth. Place in refrigerator.

  2. 2.

    Combine remaining ingredients in quart jar for magic dressing. Shake until blended and then chill.

  3. 3.

    To serve, cut lettuce into wedges and arrange on plates. Top with magic dressing.

1 cup chocolate syrup

1/2 cup chunk-style peanut butter

1 quart vanilla ice cream

  1. 1.

    Combine chocolate syrup and peanut butter in small saucepan and heat.

  2. 2.

    Serve warm sauce over scoops of vanilla ice cream.

[illustration] Illustrated by Dick Brown