The Cub Scouts, part of Boy Scouts of America, is a program for boys ages 7 through 10. It aims to teach boys qualities such as service, sportsmanship, fitness, personal achievement, character development and good citizenship. The program's colors are blue and gold, so if you're hosting a Cub Scout event, something fun you can do is serve only blue and gold food.
Blue tortillas, made from the flour of blue corn, can be used in several ways. Set out cheese, sour cream, cooked chicken or beef, and chopped onion, lettuce and tomato for everyone to build their own blue tortilla. Or, cut tortillas into thirds or fourths and flash fry them to turn them into blue nacho chips, to be served with salsa made with blue corn. And, yes, there are blue potatoes. Fry up some blue potato chips or French fries, or make blue mashed potatoes. For dessert, serve a cake with blue icing, or a blueberry cobbler or pie. Spread sugar cookies with blue icing for a snack.
Add a few drops of food coloring to a cream-cheese-based dip to make it gold. To turn a white meat such as chicken, fish or pork a gold color, sprinkle it with powdered turmeric. (But be careful: A little goes a very long way.) For a side dish, serve corn chowder, wax beans, spaghetti squash or corn bread. For dessert, make a gold congealed salad or butterscotch pudding. Make a fruit salad with golden raisins, pineapple, banana, cantaloupe and peaches. Or, blend gold food coloring into whipped cream and serve over golden pound cake with chunks of ripe mango.
Create blue and gold drinks (non-alcoholic, of course). For a refreshing blue punch, mix together two cans of frozen piña colada drink mixer, two packets of a blue drink mix and two cups of sugar. Stir in one quart of club soda just before serving. For a gold drink, pineapple juice works great. Lemon drinks or banana smoothies are also delicious. Another option is to make vanilla milkshakes, some with blue food coloring and some with gold.
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