Friday, August 14, 2009

Strawberry Spinach Salad

I made a double batch of this for my husband's annual work picnic and came back with an empty bowl!

1 pkg fresh spinach
2 c strawberries, sliced
2 Tbsp butter
salt to taste
8 oz pecan halves
1/4 c light virgin olive oil
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c raspberry vinaigrette dressing
salt to taste

Clean spinach, removing stems. Slice strawberries. Toss pecans with melted butter and salt to taste. Spread on baking sheets in single layer. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 min or til crisp; cool. Mix dressing ingredients in blender or shaker: oil, sugar, raspberry vinaigrette, and salt. Shake well; assemble salad ingredients, pour and toss dressing on right before serving.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Cheddar Taters

The first time we had this recipe, I was teaching my 10 yr old daughter E to cook, and she helped me make it.

1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
1 c (8 oz) sour cream
1/2 c butter or margarine, melted
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp minced onion
1 pkg (32 oz) frozen Tater Tots
1 1/2 c (6 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
1 c crushed potato chips

In a lg bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Gently stir in the Tater Tots. Transfer to a greased 9x13" baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and potato chips. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30-35 min or til bubbly. Makes 8-10 servings.