Tuesday, April 8, 2008

a couple more things and then it's back to business as usual

The goofballs kept messing with my shot this morning, so here's what I ended up with as a self-portrait:

Ladies were asking for retreat recipes so I thought I'd post them here for everyone to enjoy. One of the gals brought a mango salsa that many were raving about. Although I don't have her exact recipe, I thought I'd post something along the same lines for the adventurous folks out there interested in a fun summer salsa.

Mango Black Bean Salsa

One can of black beans, rinsed and drained
One mango, cut in small pieces
Half a yellow or red bell pepper chopped in small pieces
A few slices of red onion finely chopped
A tablespoon or two of cilantro, chopped or some parsley, finely chopped
About 2 tablespoons of lime juice
About 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 tsp. of jerk seasoning or I would cut up a jalapeno pepper (without seeds) for a little spice

Mix together well and chill. Serve with tortilla chips.

Hot Beef Sandwiches

2 beef bouillion cubes
2 c. water
1 pkg. Lipton onion-mushroom soup mix
3-4 lb. beef roast

Put above ingredients in a crock pot. Cook 10 hours on low until meat falls apart. Put in buns for sandwiches.

Pickle Sub

2 (1-lb. loaves) French/Italian bread
8 oz. soft cream cheese
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 c. sliced green onions
1/4 c. mayo
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1 T. Worchestershire sauce
1 lb. ham
1 lb. roast beef
12-14 pickle planks

Slice the loaves in half lengthwise. Hollow out each half. Combine cream cheese, cheddar, green onion, seasoned salt, mayo, and Worchestershire. Mix well. Spread cream cheese mixture on all four bread halves. Evenly distribute ham on each bread half. Evenly distribute roast beef on top of the ham. Place pickle planks on bottom halves only (approx. 6-7 each). Put bottom and top halves of sandwich together. Wrap each sub sandwich in plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours. Slice into large chunks and serve.

The Seven Layer Bars that kept everyone hopping were from Festival Foods. You will find them HERE. The coleslaw dressing was from a local grocer though you can also find it HERE.

If I missed anything, let me know!

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amy w. said...

Love the shirt! (glad you do too!)

Amy said...

Mmmmm...love the hot beef and pickle sub...so yummy!