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Monday, January 28, 2008

Curry Couscous

I don't think I particularly enjoyed Mediterranean food growing up, but boy, do I love it now! It's something I like to try occasionally, and wish I could make more often. This is a good recipe I got from a college roommate. Although it has curry in the name, there's really not very much curry in the recipe. It's a yummy, savory sausage main dish that I like to make when I can't bear the thought of making another casserole involving cream of mushroom soup!

3 C water
2 T butter
1 t salt
1 1/2 C couscous
combine all ingredients in a large saucepan, bring to boil, stir, reduce heat to low, let cook for 5 minutes.

Curry Mix:
12 oz. pork sausage (I used Jimmy Dean's reduced fat)
1 C onion
1/4 C pistachios, chopped
1/2 T curry powder
1/2 t salt
1 t garlic powder
1 T parsley, chopped
1/2 C water
Cook sausage, drain fat, add onion and all other ingredients. Cook until onion is tender. Toss with couscous.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Marley's Chicken Salad

I am not much of a blogger, but figured I should get off to a good start. Here is a recipe I obtained in college; it is by far my favorite chicken salad recipe. It takes a bit of prep, but will be worth the effort.

Marley's Chicken Salad

  • 3C diced chicken or turkey
  • 1C finely chopped celery
  • 1C sliced seedless grapes
  • 1C Pineapple tidbits
  • 1/2C slivered toasted almonds
  • 2 Tbs fresh or 1 Tbs dry Parsley
  • 1teasp salt
  • 1/4 teasp pepper
  • 1/2 C Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 C miracle Whip
  • 1/2 C sour cream

Toss all ingredients. Chill and serve on croissants or rolls. (you can use either all Mayo or all miracle whip, but the mix provides a delicious tangy flavor. Also I like to use red grapes if I have them.)

Well good luck. I hope you enjoy!!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Let's Begin!

Okay, so this is what I hope to be our fantastic recipe blog! Feel free to add to it, comment, and change it as much as you want. You should have all received an email that set you as an author and you will probably have to sign up on Blogger to get started. One rule that I think we should try to have on here is to use the labels to organize our recipes. So if you are posting an appetizer recipe, type the word "appetizer" in the label bar at the bottom of your post. (click on "new post" at the top of the page to see how it works.) That way it will be easy to find when and if we get lots of recipes on here! Let me know if you have any questions or problems. Let's get cooking!