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The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group (activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.)

OR

The Catholic Toolbox Games Yahoo Group (action games, card and board games, etc.)



Monday, April 30, 2012

Church Potluck Recipe: Caramel Cake





This is my grandmother’s famous recipe for caramel cake. She would make this for us on our birthdays and I still crave them to this day. This is also great to bring to any church potluck.





Caramel Cake

Ingredients-

4 eggs, separated
1 ½ sticks butter
1 ¼ c sugar
2 c cake flour
3 t baking powder
1 t vanilla
1 c milk

Cream butter. Mix sugar in well. Add beaten egg yolks. Add flour and mild alternately. Add baking powder. Last fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour into a pan. Bake 325 – 350 degree for about 45 minutes.


Icing:

2 c sugar
1 ½ c butter
¾ c milk 1 t vanilla
½ chopped pecans


Cook until softball, stir constantly. Cool 110 degrees. Add vanilla. Beat well like fudge. Hardens fast- add nuts and ice quickly.

*Melt icing in microwave if too hard in a 2 c glass.





Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Church Potluck Recipe: Enchiladas






Enchiladas are easy to make and great for Church Potluck.





Enchiladas

1 can refried beans
8 medium flour tortillas
1 envelope of Taco Bell taco mix
1 lb. hamburger
2 c shredded taco cheese
Salsa
Sour cream

Brown hamburger, drain. Combine hamburger and taco mix with ¾ cup of water in frying pan and bring to a boil. Simmer about 10 minutes. Spoon hamburger mixture and refried beans down the center of tortillas. Roll and place seam side down in a 13 x 9 inch dish (put a little refried bean on the outer layer edge of the tortilla to “glue” the tortilla closed). Put some salsa on top, cover and bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and bake uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Serve with salsa and sour cream.

Freezes well!

Serves: 8





Tuesday, April 3, 2012

FREE Catholic Bingo Games Online





thatresourcesite.com- This game reinforces the basics of the Catholic faith using such calling categories as The Bible, Church Tour, Saints, Parts of the Mass, and Fruits of the Holy Spirit. It's a fun game and easy to play for all ages. Little reading is required. If bingo cards are laminated, a crayon can be used to mark the squares rather than chips or markers. Simply wipe clean after each game. Up to 15 players.

thatresourcesite.com- Syllable Symphony of Saints Game
Play a simple Bingo style game with a twist to help children learn about the saints and syllables at the same time.

Introduce or review the concept of syllable sounds with children as they learn to say and spell the names of various saints. Children practice counting the syllables in the names of some fairly popular saints including Joseph, Luke, Anthony, Peter, Mary, Joan, Elizabeth and others. Names contain 1-5 syllables.

There are 8 game boards and any age can play this game. Reading is not a requirement as parents could read the names to players and children need simply match up the number of syllables in the names to the number of notes on the game board. Download includes all playing pieces and instructions. You need only provide card markers such as buttons, rocks, macaroni or coins.


catholicmom.com- Saint Bingo




bingocardcreator.com

Catholic Prayers and Devotions- These cards are about Catholic Prayers and Devotions. These are some of the names of well-known prayers of the Catholic faith. These include words like 23rd Psalm, Footprints, Healing Prayer, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Sign of the Cross.

Roman Catholic Saints- These cards are about Roman Catholic Saints. The Catholic Church recognizes several hundred saints individually. These include words like St. Agatha, St. Clare, St. Francis of Assisi, St. John Chrysostom, and St. Maximilian.

Names For God-These cards are about Names For God. They were made using such words as Abba, Cornerstone, Elohim, Lord, and Shield.

Children’s Bible Stories- These cards are about Children's Bible Stories. Taken from the Bible, these true accounts are condensed and simplified for young children to understand. These include words like A Net Full of Fish, David and Goliath, Jonah and the Whale, Samson and Delilah, and The Good Samaritan.

Easter Liturgy- These cards are about Easter Liturgy. Holy Week is the celebration of the events culminating in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. These include words like Christ, Mary, cross, holy, and redemption.

Kings Of The Bible- These cards are about Kings Of The Bible. They were made using such words as Abijah, Asa, Jehoshaphat, Jotham, and Saul.

Men Of The Bible- These cards are about Men Of The Bible. They were made using such words as Abel, David, Jesus, Judas, and Peter.

New Testament Books These cards are about New Testament Books. They were made using such words as 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, 3 john, Hebrews, and Mark.

Popes from 750 to 999- These cards are about Popes from 750 to 999. The Catholic Church had 53 popes between 750 and 999. These include words like Adrian I, Benedict III, Boniface VI, John IX, O.S.B., and John XIII.

Roman Catholic Saints- These cards are about Roman Catholic Saints. The Catholic Church recognizes several hundred saints individually. These include words like St. Agatha, St. Clare, St. Francis of Assisi, St. John Chrysostom, and St. Maximilian.

Prophets From The Bible- These cards are about Prophets From The Bible. They were made using such words as Aaron, Eli, Isaiah, Joshua, and Noah.

Women Of The Bible- These cards are about Women Of The Bible. They were made using such words as Abigail, Esther, Leah, Mary Magdalene, and Rebekah.

Biblical Geography- These cards are about Biblical Geography. They were made using such words as Ashdod, Bethlehem, Egypt, Israel, and Mount Sinai.

Biblical Heroes- These cards are about Biblical Heroes. They were made using such words as Abednego, Jabez, John the Baptist, Meshach, and Rizpah.

Foods Of The Bible- These cards are about Foods Of The Bible. They were made using such words as barley, goat, leeks, olives, and unleavened bread.

Christian Symbolism- These cards are about Christian Symbolism. These are some of the symbols within the different denominations of Christianity. These include words like Alpha, butterfly, crucifix, ichthus, and palm branches.