Menu: Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Pasta Salad
Creamy mac and cheese. The next time you make macaroni and cheese, use sour cream instead of milk. It makes the macaroni and cheese so much creamier. This works great for other things, too. I often use sour cream in recipes when I find I am out of milk.
Leftover rice. If you have leftover rice, use it to make pancakes. Mix with 1-2 beaten eggs then drop by spoonfuls on a greased skillet. Cook both sides until lightly brown and serve with maple syrup.
Bacon is getting expensive but we do so love it. Today’s recipe gives you one good way to stretch your bacon. You can use less bacon by crumbling it in this salad than if you were making real bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches.
Here is another example of how to stretch your bacon: This recipe is great for after school snacks, to include with soups, stews, chili or salads or to round off any meal.
Mix some grated cheese with mayonnaise and a little crumbled bacon. Spread on a slice of French bread and bake at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
BLT Pasta Salad*
Herbed French Bread*
Bing Cherry Dessert*
BLT Pasta Salad
This recipe has no real measurements. You can add as little or much of each ingredient as you like.
Spiral pasta (or your favorite pasta), cooked
Bacon, cooked and crumbled
Miracle Whip dressing
Mix everything together and toss with dressing. Serve on a bed of lettuce.
Herbed French Bread
1 loaf French bread
1/2 cup softened butter or margarine
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1/4 cup minced chives
Cut bread into 1 inch slices. Combine butter and herbs and spread over one side of bread. Broil until golden brown.
Bing Cherry Dessert
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
7 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 can (16 1/2 oz.) pitted dark sweet cherries, drained
1 (8 oz.) container whipped topping
1 cup nuts
1/2 cup vanilla wafer or cookie crumbs
Combine milk and lemon juice. Fold in remaining ingredients, except crumbs. Spread on ungreased 11x7x2 dish. Sprinkle with crumbs. Cover and freeze overnight. Remove from freezer 15 minutes before cutting.