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Weekend Adventures (more veggies)

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(One more week and I’ll be back with more comments from the Peanut Gallery!)

More vegetarian recipes to share..

Microwave Bread and Butter Pickles

(Taken from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/microwave-bread-and-butter-pickles/detail.aspx)

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Submitted By: Linda
Photo By: amccoy
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 24
“Who knew the microwave was a pickles best friend? Cucumbers, onions and spices become crisp and delicious in minutes!”
1 large cucumber, sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1. In a medium microwave safe bowl, mix cucumber, salt, onion, mustard seeds, white sugar, distilled white vinegar, celery seed and turmeric.
2. Microwave on high 7 to 8 minutes, stirring twice, until cucumbers are tender and onion is translucent.
3. Transfer to sterile containers. Seal and chill in the refrigerator until serving

Fried Plantains with Sweet Cream Sauce

(Taken from http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/fried-plantains-sweet-cream-91740.aspx)

Fried Plantains with Sweet Cream Sauce recipe

what you need

2 Tbsp. butter, divided
1 lb.  very ripe plantains, sliced (about 2 plantains)
1/4 cup BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1/4 cup  thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
2 tsp. brown sugar
1/4 tsp.  ground cinnamon

make it 

MELT 1 Tbsp. of the butter in medium skillet on medium heat. Cook half of the plantains 3 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Remove from skillet; set aside and keep warm. Repeat with remaining 1 Tbsp. butter and plantains.

COMBINE sour cream, whipped topping, sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Serve plantains with sweet cream sauce.

Potato, Carrot & Cauliflower Mash

(taken from http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/potato-carrot-cauliflower-mash-121326.aspx)

Potato, Carrot & Cauliflower Mash recipe

what you need

1 red potato (about 1/2 lb.), peeled, cubed
1 cup  small cauliflower florets
1/2 cup baby carrots
1 cup  chicken broth
2 oz. (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp.  garlic
1/4 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
1/8 tsp.  kosher salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper

make it

BRING vegetables and broth to boil in covered medium saucepan; simmer on medium-low heat 15 min., stirring occasionally.

DRAIN vegetables, reserving 2 Tbsp. broth. Place vegetables in medium bowl. Add cream cheese, garlic and seasonings; beat with mixer until creamy, gradually adding reserved broth.

Journal Prompt 27: If you could change one thing, what would it be. This could be something about yourself, your situation, your city, your country, the world…anything!!

I would change my hair, i would make my dreads longer and highlighted on the ends.

I would change my attitude towards trying new things.

I would want to know how to swim so I can go diving and snorkeling.


Journal Prompt 28: What are you most looking forward to? This can be something tomorrow, in a month, a year, or way into the future .

My extended disney trip in october.. 🙂

Getting married in May.. it’s nerve wrecking.. and I wish I would just get on with it so it’s over. .. plus the honeymoon is a trip to disney 🙂

I look forward to having little ones and showing them the good of the world and watching their little eyes light up and having their first moments in the sand and in the water, teaching them to pet the kitties nicely.. things like that.


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