Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hot German Potato Salad

I love this sweet/tangy potato salad that goes well with just about anything. It can be eaten cool, however, you'd have to change the name, so why even bother?

I just made it this afternoon to serve with some pork chops. It had been awhile since I made this recipe-the recipe card actually fell out of one of the cookbooks I was getting ready to read, so I took it as a "sign"! just hit the spot! (Score one for the "signs"!)

It looks a bit "soupy" is. I only had about 4 cups potatoes but we love the sauce so I didn't adjust the recipe. Yours will not be as soupy if you use the proper amount of potatoes.

So, here ya' go:

5 slices bacon
3/4 cup. onion, chopped
2 T. flour
2/3 c. apple cider vinegar
1 1/3 c. water
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
6 c/ sliced, cooked potatoes

Fry bacon till crisp and remove from skillet- drain on paper towels and reserve 2-3 T. drippings. Cook onions in dripping till tender. Stir in flour;blend well. Add vinegar and water;cook, stirring until bubbly and slightly thick. Stir in sugar, salt and pepper; simmer 10 minutes. Crumble bacon and add to hot mixture, then carefully pour over potatoes. Coat well.

*Can refrigerate leftovers. Use double boiler to heat through when reheating.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

FIRST PLACE Cappuccino mix

Recently I was asked to speak at a FIRST PLACE Victory Celebration as several ladies who had been working on becoming healthier the good old fashioned way(by eating right and exercising- and choosing to put Christ First in all they do)celebrated their collective weight loss of over 100 lbs.!

They shared several recipes and healthy-eating tips and encouraged each other and prayed together for many weeks then celebrated with a wonderful and healthy dinner/potluck that was WONDERFUL!

Now- you all know my philosophy about diet food...I normally don't like it at all- I'm an "Everything in Moderation" girl- literally. But I must admit- their buffet that evening was delicious!

And what was I doing there speaking to women who know how to eat properly? Well, I was encouraging them to keep the faith!!!!

I was given a bag full of goodies for my efforts and included in the bag was this YUMMY cappuccino mix! (Thank you Shelley Wilburn!)

You can make it too- and although they didn't give the fat/cal. info, by the looks of the ingredients, it can't be all that bad...especially in moderation.

So- here's what you need:

1 1/2 c. powdered fat-free non-dairy creamer
1/2 c cocoa powder
3/4 c. Splenda
2/3 c. decaffeinated instant coffee
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
Combine all; mix well and store in an air-tight container. When ready to use, add 3 level Tablespoons of mix to 1 1/2 c. boiling water. Stir and enjoy!

*Makes 16 servings.

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