Sunday, October 18, 2009

Nutty Broccoli Slaw

This recipe is from Sister Fay Jaynes who said this is a great tasting salad.

Nutty Broccoli Slaw

1 pkg. chicken flavored Top Ramen
1 pkg (16 0z) broccoli slaw
2 c sliced green onion (2 bunches)
1 1/2 c. broccoli florets
1 can (6 oz) olives, drained & halved
1 c sunflowers kernels, toasted
1/2 c. slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c. cider vinegar
1/2 c. olive or vegetable oil

Set aside the noodle seasoning packet, crush ramen noodles and place in a large bowl. Add the slaw mix, onions, broccoli, olives, sunflower kernels and almonds. In a jar or bowl with a tight fitting lid, combine the sugar, vinegar, oil and contents of the seasoning packet; shake well.
Drizzle over salad and toss to coat.
Serve immediately. Make 16 servings.

Broccoli Bacon Raisin Salad

1 bunch fresh broccoli florets
1/2 c. chopped red onion
1 c. celery, chopped
1 lb. bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
1/2 c. sunflower kernels
1/2 c. raisins

3/4 c. mayonnaise
1/4 c. sugar
2 T. apple cider vinegar

In a large bowl combine salad ingredients together and set aside. Combine dressing ingredients and stir thoroughly. Pour dressing over salad ingredients and stir well. Serve chilled. Refrigerate leftovers. Make 12 servings.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tammy's Caramel Popcorn

I am a huge fan of caramel popcorn... actually anything with caramel is good. This is Tammy Merryweather's recipe for caramel popcorn and I L O V E it! I made this today for a gathering and it was pretty easy with simple ingredients. This is in the ward cook book on page 106 for those of you who have it.

1 C light corn syrup
1 square (1/2 c) butter
1 lb brown sugar
1 can condensed milk

Mix all ingredients except the condensed milk in a heavy sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Gradually add condensed milk. Cook, stirring constantly, to a soft ball (about 227 degree on a candy thermometer.) Pour over a large bowl of popped popcorn. (I used two bags of microwave popcorn) Stir and spread out on buttered pan to dry.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Seasonal Cider

I saw this recipe today from the bakery in American Fork: Flour Girls and Dough Boys. It looked pretty good for this cold October weather so I am posting it here.

6 cups apple cider
3 cups orange juice
2 cups water
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3 sticks cinnamon
12 whole cloves
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
lemon slices

Combine all ingredients except lemon slices in 4 quart saucepan

Bring to boil. reduce heat to low; contine heating for 15 minutes to blend spices.
Remove cinnamon sticks and cloves.
Serve in mugs garnished with lemon slices.