Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Summer Salad

A nice summer salad recipe from Sheila Greene . . . perfect for this season of abundant and very fresh salad veggies at the market.

Summer Salad
Chopped Tomatoes (varieties of your choice) I chose heirlooms for great taste and beautiful color
Chopped Onions ( I cut them in moon shape and then halved them
Chopped cucumbers ( I use 3 large)
1 chopped sweet banana pepper
You can just use the portions that you like of each ingredient. I always cut up my tomatoes first and salt them pretty good and set aside to let them make their own juice while I am chopping the other ingredients. Combine all the ingredients together.

For the dressing, I sprinkle Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing over the top. 
For a similar salad, Carol Schmidt uses a combination of Balsamic or red wine vinegar and olive oil, with a ratio of one part vinegar and two parts olive oil

Peach Cobbler

A peach cobbler from Sheila Greene.

Easy Peach Cobbler

Melt a stick of butter in a 9 x 13 baking dish
In a bowl, mix :
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup of crushed walnuts
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1cup self-rising flour
1 cup regular milk
Pour this mixture into the melted butter.

Sprinkle 4 cups of cut up peaches with a little extra sugar and let set a few minutes, stirring a couple times, then pour the peaches all over the top of the flour mixture.

Bake @350 for 30 min. or until golden, (don't overcook, the crust will be hard)