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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Internet Inspiration

I love Pintrest. LOVE IT! There are so many creative people out there and they have great ideas. I also enjoy "stealing" recipes from Facebook--again so many people willing to share. So here are a few new "inspirations" I had to pass along. Maybe once I get back on top of life I will be back to share more...right now we're just surviving.

Happy Tuesday!

Facebook Salsa
2 jalapenos
1 TBSP garlic (minced)
1 onion
1 bunch cilantro

1 TBSP lemon juice
8 plump tomatoes
1-2 TBSP sea salt (or regular salt)

Mix together and if not hot enough add more jalapenos or salt if needed.

Aunt Fanny’s Baked Squash
(Serves 6-8)
3 pounds summer squash (or a combo of zucchini and crookneck)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup crushed Ritz crackers or bread crumbs
2 eggs
6 Tbsp margarine or butter, divided
1 tablespoon granulated sugar (or sugar substitute)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and wash and cut squash into 1/2 inch chunks.Place squash and onions in a pot of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until squash is fork tender. Drain VERY well. Mash with potato masher; add 1/3 c. cracker crumbs, ¼ cup butter, melted and eggs-mix well. Pour into 2 qt casserole dish. Top with remaining cracker and butter. Bake 55-60 minutes, until golden brown.

Facebook Chili 

2 lbs.  Hamburger
1 medium onion
4 cans of kidney beans
2 cans of pinto beans
2 TBSP chili powder
2 tsp. Cumin
1tsp of garlic powder
salt, pepper
1-2 jalapeno peppers cut, leave seeds in
3 cans of whole tomatoes
Add a bit of water if it seems too thick.

Facebook DOLE WHIP Pineapple Drink
2 cans (20 oz. each) DOLE crushed pineapple
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. lime juice
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

How to make it
Drain pineapple: reserve 2 tbsp. juice.
Set aside.
Place pineapple, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar and reserved pineapple juice in blender.
Cover and blend until smooth.
Pour into two 1-quart freezer zipped bags.
Store bags flat in freezer.
Freeze 1 1/2 hours or until slushy.
Stir pineapple slush gently into whipped cream until slightly blended in large bowl.

(I was not compensated for this post by Facebook or anyone else. These opinions are entirely my own. If you use these on your electronic mediums please give credit where credit is due.)

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