I have named this 'Mama's New Salad'!
Just a few weeks ago, my Mama and I were discussing what to have for Easter Dinner. We decided on Lasagna (her recipe is the best! I will definitely be sharing this with y'all). We knew we wanted bread, but we always have regular - plain 'ole salad. You know? the iceberg lettuce, veggies with ranch dressing. Don't get me wrong...I love Cesar salads and the other basic salads, but sometimes it does make eating a little boring after a while. We were trying to come up
with something different.
This is what my Mama came up with. :) It was very delicious and healthy. I have made it again since then and I still love it! Therefore, it is worth sharing with you guys. Definitely give it a try...you won't be disappointed.
What you will need:
Bag of spinach
1-2 stalks of Broccoli
1-2 stalks of Cauliflower
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 tsp of Coarse Grain mustard
Parmesan, Salt & Pepper to your liking
*This is really simple and takes about 10 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook.*
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1.) Cut the broccoli & cauliflower florets off the stalk.
2.) Place them on a cookie sheet or broiler pan. Drizzle olive oil on them. Salt and pepper them to your liking. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. Cover with tin-foil and place in the oven for 25 minutes. For the last few minutes, uncover and broil them.
*Tip: place the foil back over them while they are sitting on the counter. This helps the steam cook them a little more without making them taste 'mushy'
3.) While the veggies are cooking - make the dressing. Use 1/2 cup of olive oil and mix the mustard in. It will keep separating, but that's ok.
4.) Place the bag of spinach into a large bowl. Drizzle a little bit of the dressing onto it. Remove your veggies from the pan and toss.
And there you have it!
It has a bit of sweetness to it--all of the ingredients compliment each other very well in this dish.
Hope you enjoy it :)
Happy Friday Fabulous Friends!
What the Fluff?!
Okay, so now that I have your attention with the title of this post... :)
I was sitting at the table watching Killian eat his favorite food in all the world... PB & F...no not PB&J.
|Peanut Butter & Fluff|
It occurred to me I make a ton of stuff with Fluff...and just the other day Clay said, "I had never even heard of this stuff until I met you!" Fluff is awesome...the ingredients are not fattening or sugary and it can be incorporated into a lot of recipes.
One of the desserts I make - and the family enjoys- is Penuche. They like to eat it straight up (like fudge) or as icing on cookies. We love it - so I thought I would share it with you guys :)
3 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 c. light cream
1 T. light corn syrup
2 T. butter or margarine
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. Marshmallow Fluff
Grease 8-inch square baking pan; set aside. In large saucepan
over medium heat combine sugar, cream and corn syrup. Heat to
full boil, stirring constantly. Cover and cook over medium heat 3
soft-ball stage (when a small amount of mixture dropped into
very cold water forms a ball which flattens on removal from
water). Add butter or margarine and cool, without stirring, until
lukewarm (110° F.) about 45 minutes (bottom of pan will feel
comfortably warm). Add vanilla and Fluff, beat with wooden
spoon until thickened and begins to lose some of its gloss. Turn
into pan; cool. Makes 1 3/4 pounds
And Voila! There you have it! Delicious Penuche!
And besides this awesome & yummy recipe...Fluff can also make:
Nutty Butterscotch Fudge
Peanut Butter Fudge
Chocolate Fluffernutter Bars
Fluff Chocolate Krispie Bars
Popcorn Fluff Puffs
Fluff Seven-Minute Frosting
Ain't Fluff grand?
I thought I would share one of my kid's favorites -- My chocolate chip cookies from scratch. This makes about 60 cookies and between 3 kids (and my and Clay's sweet tooth) this lasts for a good while.
There really is no substitute for homemade cookies :)
And Voila! The yummiest Cookies ever :)