Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bean Salsa
16 oz. shoe peg corn
15 oz. black eyed peas
15 oz. pinto beans
15 oz. black beans
2 oz. pimento (I didn't have this)
1 green or red pepper, chopped
1 small purple onion, chopped
2 jalapenos, chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 TB water
1/4 c olive oil
3/4 c cider vinegar
3/4 c sugar. Mix and add to beans & such

Thanks Jen! I could have eaten this like soup!

Frito Salad

Asian Brown Rice Salad

3 c cooked brown rice
1/2 c chopped red pepper
6 thinly sliced green onions
1/2 chopped cilantro
1/4 c slivered or sliced almonds
1/2 - 1 c mandarin oranges
2 c cooked, chopped chicken breasts
1/2-3/4 c low fat Asian salad dressing (Newman's Own Lowfat Sesame Ginger)

Toss heated rice with all other ingredients. Serve warm.

Thanks Christine!!! I ate my leftovers for lunch and I wish I had some for dinner, too!

Bow-Tie Pasta Salad

6 cups diced cooked chicken (approx 3 pounds frozen)

12 oz bag bow-tie pasta cooked and drained, al dente

1 bunch (medium) green onions, sliced

16 oz Kraft Coleslaw dressing (pourable)

2 cups mayonnaise

1 large can pineapple tidbits, drained

2 cup chopped celery

1 lb red grapes, halved

4-5 granny smith green apples

1 pkg almonds, slivered (12 oz)

Combine first 5 ingredients and chill overnight. Prior to serving add the last 5 ingredients.

Thanks Bonnie! Delicious!

Friday, June 4, 2010

4th of July Preparations!!!

Love this idea - super easy, too!!! Found this via Tastykitchen and the Pioneer Woman/Steamy Kitchen

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Grape Salad

Grape Salad

I can't remember where I first had this salad. In fact, I'd forgotten all about this salad until my niece requested it for her graduation luncheon. I'm really glad she did!

1 lb seedless green grapes
1 lb seedless purple or black grapes
1 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 7 oz marshmallow creme
1 6 oz slivered almonds

I like to cut my grapes in half if they are very large.

Mix cream cheese and marshmallow together. Fold in grapes and almonds. Refrigerate for 1 hour for best texture.