Thursday, January 31, 2013

MARINATED VEGETABLE SALAD

If you read this blog even semi-regularly, you may be aware that we moved back home to Kentucky a few months ago.  If not, guess what?  We moved back, y'all!  ;)  

Anyhoo, one of the great things about living here is that most of my family is still in the area.  All except my youngest son and his wife (previously known on here as SD-Super Daughter (in-law)), and the world's most beautiful grandson and soon-to-arrive world's most beautiful granddaughter.  And yes, I'm aware that all grandmothers think their grandchildren are the most beautiful, but really, if you saw him....Okay, I digress; the point is that they are the only ones not here, and I miss them horribly.  

On the bright side, and I'm determined to find the bright side, I get to see relatives I haven't spent as much time with over the last few years.  And this, my friends, brings me to my Aunt Barbara.  You may remember her; this is not the first time I've shared one of her recipes.  She can always be counted on to bring food to a family or church gathering, and it's always good.  Today's recipe is a dish she brought on Christmas, and I've been saving it until now.  It is sooo good!  Everyone loved it, and I'm sure you will, too.

 MARINATED VEGETABLE SALAD

1 can shoepeg corn, drained
1 can small green peas, drained
1 small jar pimientos, drained & chopped (if necessary)
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1 c celery, chopped

MARINADE:
1/3 c vegetable oil
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c apple cider vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper

Stir marinade ingredients together in saucepan.  Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Mix vegetables together in large bowl.  Pour marinade over vegetables while hot.  Stir and let cool.  Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving.


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MUSIC TO COOK BY

The Lumineers - "Flowers In Your Hair"

 Until next time, Happy Cooking!  :)

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2013 A-Z Reading Challenge

 


Do you love to read?  You know I do!  Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book is hosting a reading challenge for 2013.This challenge will run from January 1st, 2012 until December 31st, 2013.

You can join anytime. It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book starting with every letter of the alphabet. 


So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z Reading Challenge.


A -  Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit.


OR


B - Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet. For example: A – The Azalea Assault B- Blue Monday C – Crops and Robbers D – A Deadly Grind etc.



Books can be read in any order and all formats – print – e-book – audio – are acceptable for this challenge!
Ready to join?? 
Sign up at Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book and grab the button.  


Non-bloggers you can join too! Just keep track any way you wish and enter a link below if available or sign up in the comment section. You can even set up a special shelf on Goodreads to help you keep track!


Need some help finding titles to match the alphabet –
Jandy’s Reading Room has a wonderful list to get you started.

Here is my list:  
A        AN ANGEL BY HER SIDE - RUTH REID - 4 stars
B       
C        CHRISTMAS WITH THE FIRST LADIES - COLLEEN CHRISTIAN BURKE
D        THE DILEMMA OF CHARLOTTE FARROW- OLIVIA NEWPORT
E       
F        

G       
H       
I         ICONIC SPIRITS:  AN INTOXICATING HISTORY - MARK SPIVAK
J       
K        KILLER RATINGS -  LISA SEIDMAN
L        TO LOVE A WOLF - BK WALKER
M        MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER - ROBIN OLIVEIRA
N        NEVER LET YOU GO - ERIN HEALY
O       
P        PERIL:  FROM JACKBOOTS TO JACK BENNY - PEARL GOODMAN - 4 STARS
Q        QUEEN OF THE AIR:  A TRUE STORY OF LOVE AND TRAGEDY AT THE CIRCUS - DEAN JENSEN
R        RAISING CUBBY-JOHN ELDER ROBISON
S       
T        THE POSTMISTRESS-SARAH BLAKE
U        UNCONQUERED:  THE SAGA OF COUSINS JERRY LEE LEWIS, JIMMY SWAGGART, AND MICKY GILLEY - J.D. DAVIS
V        VANISHED-IRENE HANNON - 5 STARS
W       
X       
Y       
Z       

I will be updating my list and will keep it posted on here.  Check back to see what I've read, and comment and let me know when you join the challenge.  Here's to a year of good reading!


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To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction, and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.  -  Stephen Baker 

5 comments:

Rebecca Graf said...

This looks good.

THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK said...

It really is, and so simple to make.

Teddy Rose said...

Mmm.. sound delicious and it's vegan! I never thought of putting corm in marinated veggies but I'm going to give it a try.

Michelle Cornwell-Jordan said...

Such a cool post and the dish seems like one I can actually make:O) Thanks for sharing!

Michelle

Pit Crew

THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK said...

Thanks for all the nice comments! The shoepeg corn is a nice addition without overpowering the other flavors. I'm thinking of adding a little diced onion next time, as well. And yes, it's so simple it's embarrassing. :-D

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