Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summertime Recipes

This isn't really an organizational post like I normally do on Wednesdays, but it does have to do with caring for our families - unless yours do not like to eat!  :) 

Today got a little crazy since I went to Ft. Wayne with Erin Eve where she was invited to speak with on a radio program hosted by the director of Indiana's Right to Life!  I'll be blogging about that soon, but for now, here's my "Home" blog for Wednesday!


To celebrate summer, here are some delicious recipes perfect for those picnics at the park or evening by the grill.  My first favorite is Cornbread Salad.  This salad is bursting with texture, color and flavor - what more could you ask for? 

Corn Bread Salad

1 small box corn bread mix

Mix as directed and add:

¼ t cumin
¼ t oregano
¼ t sage

Bake in 9 x 13 pan and cool.  Crumble corn bread and leave in bottom of pan. 

1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 pk dry Hidden Valley Ranch mix

Pour over corn bread then layer:

1 can black beans – drained
1 can red kidney beans – drained
1 can whole kernel corn – drained
1 cup green onions – chopped
3 med tomatoes – diced
1 green pepper – diced
10 slices bacon – crumbled
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Another favorite summertime recipe is something my family calls Susan's Cheesecake.  Plus, it's a freezer recipe!  How much better can it get?

Susan's Cheesecake

2 pkgs graham crackers - crushed
6 T sugar
1 stick butter

Mix together and pour into 9x13 cake pan.  Set aside.

In large mixing bowl, beat together:
2 pkgs cream cheese
1 cup sugar

4 beaten eggs
1 tsp clear vanilla
2 cups Cool Whip

Pour over crust and freeze at least 12 hours before serving.  Before serving pour pie filling of choice over top.  My preference is blueberry.  Here's how I make it.

Mix in saucepan:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 T clear jel

Boil until thick.  Remove from heat and add:

3 T blueberry jello

When completely cool, add blueberries - amount is optional.  Just put in as many as your family likes.  I would suggest 3 cups.



joanna:) said...

do u actually eat it with uncooked eggs???

Lynette Carpenter said...

Sure do, Joanna! Think eggnog! :)