Saturday, October 6, 2007

Fun times...

So the National Card Making and Scrapbooking day was a HUGE success! We all had tons of fun getting creative, eating and winning prizes. Sharon Zies was the big winner and she was there the shortest amount of time! She won the decorate your-self 12x12 scrapbook, 12x12 paper container and the stamp set! I totally forgot to take photos of us all working hard on our creations, but trust us, we were working. I will post my 'few'creations tomorrow, everyone else got so much done. Thanks to Tracie, Tracy, Jennifer, Patty and Sharon for attending and making the day enjoyable. Everyone loved the food so here are the recipes you all asked for. Enjoy!

Awesome Salad
Nut mixture
1 cup chopped walnuts
3 TBS melted butter
1/2 tsp salt and pepper each
1/4 cup sugar

Mix ingredients and spread on a cookie sheet. Cook at 300 degrees for 5-10 minutes

1/4 cup apple vinegar
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp salt and paper each
1/2 cup fresh parsley, without stems
1/2 cup olive oil

Mix top 6 ingredients in a blender, pour the olive oil in a steady stream as it runs for good emoilsion.

1 lb pasta or 1 bag spring mix lettuce
3/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries
4 oz feta (I use sundried tomato) - this was not added in todays mixture but is a GREAT addition

Mix the dressing, lettuce (pasta), cherries and feta together and toss. Add chopped chicken if desired. Add the nuts last and toss.

Texas Caviar
1 small red and green pepper each, chopped small
1 small white onion, chopped small
1 can white shoepeg corn (Walmart carries it) drained
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cans ROTELL Tomatoes and Green Chillis
1/2 bottle Kraft Zesty Italian dressing

Mix all the ingredients and set in the fridge for 1 hour. Serve with tortilla chips