Friday, May 29, 2009

Strawberry Salad

Salad Dressing:
1/2 c red onion- chopped
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 TBSP Dijon mustard
2 TBSP Raspberry or Strawberry Jam
2/3 cup white vinegar
2 cups oil

Put everything into the blender except the oil. Add oil as you blend really well. Refrigerate. (My family likes this dressing best after it is cold. If it starts to separate, just shake it up good. )

1. Lettuce- Iceberg, Romain, Spring mix (I truly put whatever I have on hand. These just look pretty)
2. Nuts- Pecans (16 oz bag)
2 TBSP butter
2 TBSP water
Salt- pinch
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
Cook until bubbling then add nuts. Cook 2-3 minutes. cool
3. Fontina cheese - Whole block (it's in a triangle shape usually in the specialty cheeses)
4. Parmesan cheese- ( the triangle shaped one and shred it. Or buy the already shredded container)
5. 1 lb bacon - (hormel precooked bacon works great. Microwave for 1 minute and it breaks up perfectly. Sometimes I just buy cheep bacon and cook it normal and break it up after it has cooled. Anything really works)
6. Strawberries (sliced)

I just layer everything starting with the lettuce and ending with the strawberries because they are pretty but you can do it however you want. :) Top will the dressing the enjoy.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

When Janey shared this post on Google Reader, I wanted to give this recipe a try. I've made it twice now and we've really enjoyed it.

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
by Cooking a la Mode:

With a mixer, beat until fluffy:

1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 cup Powdered Sugar

Add, the following, and blend until smooth:

1 small pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1 cup milk

Gently fold in:

1 container cool whip

Serve with various fruits.