Thursday, April 5, 2012

Squash, Potatoes & Onions

Recipe Adapted From:


1/4 cup margarine (or a little bacon grease)
3 medium size yellow squash (cut in slices)
2 medium potatoes (cut in slices)
1 small onion (halved and sliced)


1 Wash and Cut up squash, potatoes and onions.
2 Melt butter in lg. fry pan.
3 Add squash.
4 Add potatoes on top of squash.
5 Add onions on top of potatoes.
6 Cover and simmer till potatoes are done stirring occasionally (about 1/2 hour).
7 Add salt and pepper to taste.
8. Add small amount of water if it starts sticking (usually not necessary due to water content in vegetables).

Notes & Tips:
I used butter in my dish instead of the bacon grease to cut down on the fat a bit. I also only used about 1/8 of a cup butter mixed with a little olive oil. Mat told me he didn't like squash, so I made it a mission to change his mind. And by golly I think I did it!

Nutrition Facts: 

Servings Per Recipe: 4 Calories 164.7 Total Fat 6.2 g Total Carbohydrate 24.8 g Protein 4.1 g

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hot Bacon Dressing

Recipes Adapted From:

3/4 pound sliced bacon, diced
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 cup cider vinegar
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 (2 ounce) jar diced pimientos, drained (I used 2 oz of jarred, roasted red
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, (I only had regular yellow mustard)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water


In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove bacon and set aside. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in the skillet. Add onion and saute until tender; remove from the heat. Add the vinegar, water, sugar, pimientos, mustard, salt, pepper and bacon; mix well. Combine cornstarch and cold water; stir into skillet. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Serve warm over fresh spinach or mixed greens. Refrigerate leftovers and reheat before serving.

Notes & Tips:

Beware!! This recipe makes 32 servings of this dressing. Make sure you have a big enough jar to store it in before you make it. I think this dressing tastes just like the dressing on the Applebee's Grilled Shrimp & Spinach Salad.