Blog Prompt – You have to bring some food to a party. What’s it going to be?
We are always going to little get togethers here in our community.Â My husband and I are planning one right now for a friend who is turning 60.Â Â We really celebrate when someone turns 62!Â We know that huge Social Secutiry check will finally be coming our way.
I usually bring the same thing to these parties.Â Mainly because I’m asked to bring it back.Â So the recipe must be good to be a repeat offender.Â I usually bring Cornbread Salad or Pasta Salad and I will include the recipes for you all to try.Â These are really good for summer parties or BBQ’s.
Southwestern Cornbread Salad
(6-ounce) package Mexican cornbread mix
(1-ounce) envelope buttermilk Ranch salad dressing mix
small head romaine lettuce, shredded
large tomatoes, chopped
(15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
(15-ounce) can whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained
(8-ounce) package shredded Mexican four-cheese blend
bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
green onions, chopped
Prepare cornbread according to package directions; cool and crumble. Set aside.
Prepare salad dressing according to package directions.
Layer a large bowl with half each of cornbread, lettuce, and next 6 ingredients; spoon half of dressing evenly over top. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients and dressing. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
Summer Pasta Salad
14 oz mixed tri-colored twisted pasta
1 can black olives, sliced
2 small cans of sliced mushrooms
8 oz. mozzarella cheese
1 small onion, diced
1 small green pepper, diced
Parsley and black pepper to taste
1 cup sugar
1 cup vinegar
1/2 cup oil
1 pkg. Italian dry dressing
Mix all ingredients and set in fridge for a few hours before serving.
MY VERSION: I use turkey pepperoni for a lighter version
I hope you enjoy!
I know most of you know I have a boxer named Ernest and when it comes to “smarts”, I think my poor dog missed school that day.Â I’m always looking at cute videos of boxers and I thought I would pass one on to you.
The Singing Boxer
I’m just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget. But above all, living my faith as a child of God!