July 8, 2007

my couscous salad

Posted in summertime, Yummie stuff at 4:08 am by carol

my couscous salad

In the summer it is a real challenge to think of what to eat, at least for me. One day I had an idea to make a new salad for a party I was going to. It was sooo hot out and I wanted something fresh and tasty. I came up with this….

Try it, I know you will love it!

Carol’s Couscous Salad 

2 cups of couscous or 2 boxes near east couscous (I like to use the mushroom and the pine nut herb). Make as directed, if using plain couscous add mushroom boulion. After cooking spread it out on a cookie sheet to cool off.

That was the easy part now for the rest.

1 granny smith apple, peeled & diced small

1 cucumber peeled, seeded and diced small

¼ to ½ cup each pecans & golden raisins chopped, I like to chop them together.

1 med red onion diced small

1 large or 2 med carrots grated and chopped

½ – 1 cup frozen peas thawed

1/3 cup each; finely chopped flat leaf parsley, finely chopped mint, basil chiffinade.

Salt & Pepper to taste

Toss & serve

Sliced cherry tomatoes are a nice garnish around the rim of the serving bowl.

This is a real crowd pleaser, and will make even the person who hates couscous change their mind.

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April 1, 2007

Patty Patty’s Famous Coleslaw

Posted in Yummie stuff at 7:51 pm by carol

Patty Patty’s famous Coleslaw

The recipe given is per 8oz. bag coleslaw.  You can double, triple, > etc.: 
   
8 oz bag coleslaw 
package Oriental ramen soup mix 
1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts (run them over with a rolling pin) 

2 tbsp sesame seeds    
Dressing:   
1/3 cup peanut oil 
3 tbsp cider vinegar 
2 tbsp sugar 
seasoning packet from ramen soup mix 
   
 Wait until last minute to add the ramen noodles and the sesame seeds.   They will soak up too much moisture even from the coleslaw.  Mix the dressing very well.
 

Watch how quickly it disappears….