Thursday, August 14, 2014
Ms. Bear's Kitchen: DIY chopped salad
I decided that I had enjoyed my NYC chopped salad so much that I would make something similar for this week's Ms. Bear's Kitchen. So, Janelle and I set out for our afternoon jaunt to the Y and it was a beautiful, sunny day. We came out and went to the grocery store. When we were in the store, I heard a funny sound that sounded like rain. I knew it was sunny when we went in, so, being such an optimist, I told myself that they must have turned on the fans or something. Not! I was soooo wet when I finally got in the car. After unloading all the groceries, I shook myself off and water sprayed off me into the radio. Now the radio doesn't work!!! It was quite funny!
Anyway, here is the recipe for chopped salad!
*1 bag Romaine lettuce
*1 can corn -- drained
*1 can black beans -- drained
*Assorted chopped veggies...whatever you like. I used green pepper, cucumbers, onions and Roma tomatoes
*1 can rotel lime and cilantro tomatoes
Mix everything up and serve with some fruit and bread for a great dinner! And for dessert, I made a delicious lemon blueberry cake. Here's what you'll need...
*1/3 cup melted butter
*1 cup sugar
*3 tablespoons lemon juice
*1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
*1 teaspoon baking powder
*1 teaspoon salt
*1/2 cup milk
*2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
*1/2 cup chopped walnuts optional
*1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
And to make the most delicious glaze EVER...
*2 tablespoons lemon juice
*1 tablespoon butter melted
*1 cup confectioners sugar
Until next time, readers.....go do some cooking!!!!!