Tomato Cucumber Salad

As promised, here’s my new favorite salad recipe…You can easily adjust this to the amount of people you want to serve.


Cut up 2 tomatoes and 1 cucumber.  Cut up 1/2 onion.  Add 1/4 t pepper and 1/2 c parmessan cheese.  Now pour your favorite Italian dressing over the ingredients.  Stir and add more dressing so that all the pieces are covered with dressing.  You can use regular or fat free dressing.

If you are a low carb eater like me, this fits the guidelines perfectly.

When I taught at a conference in Mason City over the weekend, this salad was served there.  I loved it so much that I came home and tinkered with ingredients until this is what I came up with….Yummy!!

Party Potatoes for a Family or a Crowd

Yesterday I promised to post my Party Potato recipe….so here it is.

Place in a casserole…and mix.

2 lb hashbrowns
1 lb grated cheese
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1/2 c chopped onions
1 8oz caron of sour cream

In a separate bowl mix 2 c crumbled corn flakes and 1 stick melted butter.  Put on the top of the potatoes.
Bake at 375 for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

I mix this up a day before I need it and put in the refrigerator.  The day I need it, I take it out and put it in the oven.  I have made these for a crowd.  To do that, take the recipe x7 and you will have a full roaster full.

If you are want to cut your expenses, you can easily use less cheese.

If you are catering for a crowd, the potatoes and the meatballs that I posted yesterday work wonderfully.  In just a couple hours of time and a few groceries, you can save a lot of money by not hiring a caterer.

Tomorrow I will post a recipe for a good salad to add to your meal that can easily be doubled or tripled to add to the meal for a crowd.

Meatballs for Hungry Men and Women too…

Today the hubby and company are chopping corn and filling the silo and bunker with corn silage for the cattle.  I was nominated to cook for them so I made what has become my specialty….Mock Ham Meatballs…the recipe is great if you are feeding your family supper or great if you are feeding a hungry crew of firemen…

Here’s the recipe…

1 lb hamburger
1/2 lb GROUND cheap hotdogs
1 c crackers
1 beaten egg
1/4 t pepper
Mix together with your hands.
Make a glaze with 3/4 c brown sugar
1 T vinegar
1/2 c water
1/2 t ground mustard
Mix together and add 1/3 of the glaze to the meat mixture and save the rest.
Mix the meat and glaze.  Form into meatballs.  Pour the remaining glaze over the meatballs.  Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 350.

I LOVE this recipe because I make them the day before…then I put them in the crock pot the day of serving and warm them up.  I made the recipe x3 for six men who gourged themselves and still had a few left over.  I made them for 50 firemen and made a x14 batch..that made a roaster full.  Our daughter Kalissa is being confirmed at the end of the month and she requested I make these for her reception dinner…so I will be making them again soon.

You can make them the day you want to serve them as well, but when I am cooking for a large group, I like to do as much cooking as I can the day before.  The original recipe called that this be a meatloaf, but for some reason I don’t remember, I made them into meatballs instead….and now it’s become the specialty.  Tomorrow I will share my favorite potato recipe that I serve with these meatballs…

Marshmallow Roll Ups

Yes…the title of the blog is Marshmallow Roll Ups…and that’s what the photo is of.  BUT, you say, that doesn’t look like marshmallows.  Right again.


Here is a quick simple recipe that can be thrown together in minutes.  It came from Fabric Family Fun….and let me tell you, they are excellent.

This is the perfect recipe to have a little one help you make.  All you need is a tube of crescent rolls, large marshmallows, butter, cinnamon and sugar.  Head on over to Fabric Family Fun and check out this easy, tasty treat.

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