Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mandarin Lettuce Salad

Mandarin Lettuce Salad

Place in bowl and mix

2 bunches Red Leaf or Romaine or both (washed and drained well)
1 can Mandarin Oranges, drained (save the juice for jello for another day)
Red onion sliced (add the amount you like)

Right before serving add the almonds and dressing.

Sugared Almonds (to make these, use 1/2 cup sliced almonds and 2 Tablespoons sugar. Place almonds and sugar in skillet, melt slowly and carefully until almonds are covered with the melted sugar. Cool on waxed paper.)

1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons Cider Vinegar
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
few drops Tabasco Sauce
Mix dressing well and chill.

I sometimes add toasted coconut to this recipe. Put the amount of shredded coconut on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 until golden brown. They can easily burn, so watch carefully and stir so they can get as evenly browned as possible.

Homemade BBQ Sauce-Carol

Homemade BBQ Sauce

1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses
2 teaspoons prepared (ground)mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
1/8 teaspoon pepper

In a saucepan combine all ingredients. Bring to a low boil. Remove from heat. Store in container in the refrigerator. We really go through this sauce so I double it.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Restaurant Teriyaki Sauce-Carol

Restaurant Teriyaki Sauce

1/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
5 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1-2 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water

1. Mix all but cornstarch and water in sauce pan and begin heating.
2. Mix cornstarch and cold water in a cup and dissolve. Add to sauce in pan.
3. Heat until sauce thickens to desired thickness.
4. Add water to thin if you over-thick it.

This was great on bbq'd chicken thighs.