Saturday, April 7, 2007

Happy Easter

Today is filled with preparing for Easter Sunday. Tomorrow we will go to church and then eat with hubby's family. I am taking Orange Almond Salad, Black Bean Casserole (friend's recipe) and cupcakes. This is my skirt I am wearing along with a pink shirt and a seafoam green jacket. My fingernails have a french manicure and I'm going to look for jewelry and a purse today. The following are a couple of recipes I am using, just in case this helps out anyone looking for something to fix for tomorrow.
Black Bean Casserole

2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 stick butter
1/3 c white syrup
1/3 c brown sugar (can use Splenda brown sugar)
Grease 9x13 pan or casserole dish
Saute onion and pepper in butter
Combine with beans, syrup and brown sugar
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until bubbly

Orange Almond Salad

Romain Lettuce
1 can mandarin oranges
slivered almonds (glazed with sugar)
1/4 c oil
1/2 t salt
2 T sugar
2 T Tarragon vinegar
Blend in blender or shaker and pour over romaine, oranges and almonds

Glaze: put 1/4 c sugar in saucepan and heat until dissolved. Add almonds and coat. Pour mixture onto waxed paper. After dry, break apart and add to salad.

Maybe it will warm up some tomorrow. Right now it is 27 degrees!

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