Salads and Soup

Recipe: Corn Salad

Mom gave me another recipe.  She said a friend made it for a get-together last week and she thought I’d like it.  I haven’t tried it yet, but anything with corn just melts my butter.

Corn Salad

2 (15 oz.) cans fiesta corn – drained (mexican corn)
1 cup diced green pepper
1 cup Vidalia or sweet onion, chopped
1 cup Mexican mix shredded cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
Chili Cheese Fritos

Mix first 5 ingredients together and chill 24 hours.  Stir in Fritoes before serving.

Y’all Enjoy!  ;)

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Recipe: Patsy’s Crawfish Pie

I spent the last four days with my sister, Dauna, and her husband, Jerry, in Overland Park, Kansas.   My sister took her vacation last week and so did I.  Naturally – we decided some girl-time was on the agenda.  And, when I visit my sister during the summer that means we’ll be picking fresh veggies from her garden and cooking up some stuff.  I really enjoy spending time with my sister.  We vent about raising kids and husbands,  talk about living closer together when we’re old and gray and just life in general stuff.  I also get to rifle through her recipes and I found this one.  We made it on Friday night and and, BOY! was it good.   So grab a package of fresh crawfish tails (usually available at most large super markets) and cook this up soon.  And don’t forget to say ‘LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULET’!  (That’s Cajun for ‘Let the good times roll!)

Miss Patsy’s Crawfish Pie 

1 package of 2 Pillsbury’s premade pie crust (bring to room temp).

Saute 1 lb. cleaned Crawfish in 1/2 stick of butter or margarine with:
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
2 Tablespoons minced fresh garlic.

When the onions are clear, add about 1 tablespoon of flour and sprinkle on the veggies.  Stir in well.  Add one can cream of mushroom soup.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  (I added Tony Chachere’s Cajun Seasoning instead of salt). 

Place one pie crust in the bottom of a deep dish pie pan. Pour crawfish mixture into the unbaked pie shell and place the remaining pie crust on top and seal edges. Cut slits into the crust on top. Bake at 350 degrees until brown on top. About 30-45 minutes.

From the kitchen of Patsy Higginbotham

 

 

 

Crawfish Pie, Fresh Sweet Corn, and Zucchini Casserole - yum!

Crawfish Pie, Fresh Sweet Corn, and Zucchini Casserole - yum!

 

 

Y’all Enjoy!

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Recipe: Napa Cabbage Salad

I first sampled this salad the weekend my son-in-law graduated from grad school. His parents threw a picnic/BBQ at their home and it just so happened to be the day Kyle would propose to Emily. It was a memory making day. The proposal and this delicious salad.

I really love the fact that this is make ahead kind of salad. A real time saver. Also, the ingredients are available at most grocery stores and nothing fancy about it even though it is a little fancy in appearance with the curly Napa Cabbage. So – give it a try a replace your next batch of cole slaw with this recipe.

Napa Cabbage Salad

1/2 c. butter
Large can Chow Mein noodles
1/2 c. slivered almonds
1 head Napa cabbage
5 green onions, diced
1/2 c. sunflower seeds
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. salad oil
1 1/2 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. cider vinegar

Whip last five ingredients together with whisk or in blender until the consistency of honey. I usually make this the night before and let the dressing sit in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Break up dry noodles and brown in butter over low to medium heat. Be careful as it burns easily. Add almonds when noodles are almost brown and cook with noodles. Dry on a paper towel. Can be stored in ziplock after they are cool if you are preparing ahead of time.

Chop up the Napa cabbage and the green onions and mix together in large bowl. When ready to serve, add sunflower seeds and browned noodles. Toss with dressing.

Y’all Enjoy! :)

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