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Volcano Party Menu


Volcanoes (Main Dish)

1/2 lb. hamburger (or other ground meat
1/4 pkg. taco seasoning
1 C. shredded jack cheese
Sliced black olives
1 pkg. (8oz) dinner rolls
2 C. coarsely crushed corn chips
1 can tomato sauce
8 tsp. grated cheddar cheese
8 slices of black olive

Brown ground meat and drain well. Stir in seasoning. Mix in chesses and olives, set aside. Divide roll dough into 16 sections. Shape into flat rounds and sprinkle on corn chip crumbs, pressing crumbs in slightly. Place 8 rounds on greased cookie sheet. Divide meat evenly among 8 rounds, shaping into volcano cone-shape. Press sides of dough closed with fork. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes. When ready, transfer to plates and top each with tablespoon of sauce, 1 teaspoon cheddar cheese, and 1 olive slice forming “lava flow.” Serves 8.

Earthquake (drink)

1 C plain yogurt
1 C fruit (peach, papaya, strawberries)
For a delightful, creamy cool “aftershock” shake in a covered cup or whirl in the blender until smooth.
Serves 2.

Volcano dessert

Simply make an bundt cake.
Drizzle red icing flowing out from the center for “lava” or “magma.”
Add sprinkles for “tephra.”

Messy Mud Pie

3 1/2 C. chocolate wafers (graham crackers or chocolate sandwich cookies
6 Tbsp. melted butter
1 Qt. chocolate ice cream
1/2 C. chocolate fudge topping
1/2 C. semisweet chocolate chips
1 C heavy cream
1/4 C powdered chocolate milk or hot cocoa mix

Place cookies in large ziplock bag, close and crush (to resemble dirt). Pour 1 1/2 C of the crushed cookies into a 9 inch pie pan (save the remaining for topping).

Stir in melted butter, press in bottom and sides of pan. Freeze for 20 minutes.

Remove ice cream from freezer to soften for 10 minutes. Spread half (2 C) onto the bottom of the chilled crust. Dig potholes in the ice cream. Fill each with 1 Tbsp of fudge topping. Freeze for 10 minutes or until set.

Stir chocolate chips “rocks” into the remaining ice cream. Remove pie from freezer and spread remaining ice cream evenly over top. Place the pie back in the freezer while you whip the cream.

Pour heavy cream into a mixing bowl and beat with a hand held mixer at high speed for 3 – 5 minutes (or until cream starts to thicken). Add chocolate milk mix and beat for 1 -2 minutes, or until beater starts to leave swirls in the cream.

Remove pie from freezer, spread whipped cream evenly over top. Sprinkle pie with remaining cookie crumb. Cover and freeze for 3 – 4 hours.

Once the pie has frozen solid, slice into wedges and eat right away.
Serves 6 – 8

Volcano Breakfast

If you want to start off your volcano day party with a volcano breakfast try this:
Put a pile of scrambled eggs (in a cone shape) in the center of each plate. Create a small indent in the center of the eggs. Fill the “crater” with ketchup and drizzle down the sides.

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