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Monday, May 24, 2010

What's Cookin' in the Parsonage?

I love Sunday dinner at home. Even after being gone last week and getting home Friday evening and having my daughter's boyfriend in for the weekend, I would much rather eat at home than go out! Some questioned why I would cook on vacation. The answer - it isn't work to me! I made simple meals and even took advantage of being in a place where we could purchase fresh seafood. I'll have to share one of the shrimp dishes I made. It's so easy, fast and delicious!

Coming home on Friday gave me time to run to the grocery store and restock the fridge for the weekend. I really hit some good deals at Ingles, thanks to Southern Savers! For instance, I got General Mills cereal for 25 cents a box! I love deals like that!


My menu for Sunday was:
Green beans
Lettuce with Sour Cream Dressing Deluxe
Southern Cornbread
Fresh Strawberry Pie


This Lettuce wedge with the sour cream dressing was a new recipe to me from one of my old Southern Living Cookbooks. It was a refreshing change from tossed salad. You need to try this!

1 cup sour cream (I used light)
1/2 cup mayonnaise (I used light)
2 tsp. vinegar
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup minced green onions
1/4 cup minced radishes
1/4 cup minced cucumber
1 small clove garlic, minced

Mix and pour over 8 lettuce wedges


Strawberries are my very favorite fruit. This pie is very simple and I love it better than any I've tried and have had more success with it than other recipes. It sets up nicely due to the Jell-O you add to the sugar mixture. My friend, Linda, a wonderful cook, shared this with me years ago. It's also great for a fresh peach pie!

Glaze Filling for Strawberry Pie:
1 cup sugar
2 T. white Karo
3 1/2 Tbl cornstarch
1 cup water
2 heaping Tbl. Jello - Strawberry (or peach for peach pie)

Cook sugar through water over medium heat (medium pan) until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add Jello. Cool. Add 1 quart strawberries. Add fruit. Pour into pie shell, and chill. Top with Cool Whip.





That last picture reminds me that there is one tiny piece of pie left over. You know that strawberry pie needs to be eaten within a day or so or the crust will be soggy...excuse me please. I think I hear it calling my name!
What was cookin' in your kitchen this week?
With love,

1 comment:

Dale said...

Sorry, hon, but it called my name first! ;)