Sunday, March 29, 2015

Colorful Easter Eggs Transitiion

Great way to get the children involved in making Deviled Eggs.

12 eggs
Miracle Whip
Dill relish
Cider Vinegar
assorted food coloring

Boil eggs.
Make your favorite deviled egg mix. (I use miracle whip, mustard and dill relish).
Mix 1/2 cup water with 1 tablespoon cider vinegar and 3-5 drops food coloring.
Drop your egg whites in each color and let stand until they are the pastel of your choice.
Fill with your egg mixture and display on your favorite Easter plate.

Found this on a facebook page. Amazing ideas on the internet. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Green Salad with Shrimp

Fabulous salads are served at Historical League meetings. This Green Salad with Shrimp is found on page 174 in Tastes & Treasures Cookbook. It was almost gone by the time I took this photo.

2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons white vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon peppercorns
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 or 3 avocados, sliced
2 pounds small shrimp, cooked and peeled
1 bunch spinach, trimmed
1 head romaine, trimmed and leaves separated
1 head iceberg lettuce, trimmed and leaves separated
1 pound bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled

Combine the oil, cottage cheese, onion, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, peppercorns and cayenne pepper in a blender or food processor and process until mixed. Combine the cottage cheese mixture, avocados and shrimp in a bowl and mix gently. Chill, covered, for 8 to 10 hours. Rinse the spinach, romaine and iceberg lettuce and wrap in damp clean kitchen towels. Chill for 8 to 10 hours.
Tear the greens into bite-size pieces. Combine the greens and the shrimp mixture in a salad bowl and mix gently. Sprinkle with the bacon and serve immediately. Serves 8 to 10

Note: Too much oil for me. Much better with less oil and less dressing.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Party at Historic Home

The Historical League has the most interesting places to visit.  Can't wait to see this home built in 1930 near the Phoenix Country Club - it will be our Spring Party.  According to an article in Arizona Republican newspaper July 21, 1929, the “mansion will contain every convenience” in this Italian-style home.