Thursday, August 20, 2009

Lovely Luncheon recipes


1 bag brocolli slaw OR cabbage slaw
1 cup raw sunflowers
1 cup slivered almonds
2 packages Ramen noodles (Oriental flavor)

Mix above 4 ingredients. Then mix-

3/4 cup veggie oil
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup white or apple cider vinegar - rice wine vinegar is nice too
seasoning packets from the Ramen noodles

I mix it all up together and let it "marry" and get all yummy and delicious.
If you like more crunch in your salad, don't add the noodles until just before


3 large cans chicken - I buy this at Sam's; it's about $11 for 5 cans - a great deal
1 cup pecans - whole, halved or chopped, your choice
1 cup grapes - red, green or both, halved
about 1 1/2 cups good mayonaise - I love Kraft,Hellmann's is good too

And that's it ! Mix well. You may need to add a little more mayo just before

Soooo easy, sooooo yummy !!

Gwynie Pie

Eat Dessert First

Tuesday, on our anniversary,
William brought me a very fun gift --
He went by Sugar Daddy Desserts
(2411 College Hills Blvd in San Angelo)
and brought home The Round-up !!
This is basically a "sampler" plate
of all the wonderful, creamy, chocolatey
yummy desserts Sugar Daddy offers.
What fun !!This little state of Texas is filled with creamy goodness
and covered in white chocolate.
My very favorite of all his creations
are the ones with chipolte.
WOW!! What surprising flavor...chocolate
combined with heat !
As it should be, I say. These little babies are called Buckshot. One perfect mouthful
that just explodes with flavor --
seriously, these chocolates are meant to be
savored, not chomped !
The big chocolates in the corners --
William's favorites,
they are filled with caramel
and pecans.

Okay !! It's ALL good !
And aren't they just beautiful.
Almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

While at Sugar Daddy's,
William was given these very pretty
roses to bring home for
our special day.

They are made of wood!
Isn't that crazy?
I love that!

And HERE is the Greek pizza I made, from scratch
for our dinner.
It turned out so very good!
I've never made "from scratch"
pizza dough before.
This was really pretty easy, but
truly not exceptional enough
to be worth the effort again.
I'll probably just go with the little
pouches you add water with
and mix and go.
BUT --- the toppings....
THAT was pretty spectacular.
Super simple!
Just a matter of throwing stuff on top:
a jar of pizza sauce
browned ground lamb
2 cups grated mozarella
2 cups baby spinach leaves
1 cup cocktail tomatoes, slice in half
1 can black olives, sliced
1 + cup crumbled feta cheese
1 medium red onion, in rings
a handful fresh basil, torn and thrown on
Bake 30-35 minutes or until crust is to your liking
and the cheeses are all melty.
Soooo good!
Give it a try !
Gwynie Pie