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Sunday, June 2, 2024

Key West Salad Recipe - Fruit


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Key West Salad - (Salads & Slaws)


1 cup grapefruit sections
1 cup fresh pineapple (cut up)
1 cup orange sections
1 cup banana slices
1/2 cup walnuts (chopped, optional)
1 package cream cheese (3 ounces, softened)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


Combine the fruit and drain. Mix in the walnuts. Whip the cream cheese. Add 1 teaspoon lemon juice and honey to taste. Whip the cream slightly and stir it into the cream cheese. Pour it over the fruit. The fruit and dressing may be refrigerated until it is served. Pour the dressing over the fruit before it is served.

Thoughts On Key West Salad:

This salad looks great served in a fresh pineapple shell. You can decorate with a little paper umbrella for more visual pop. If you don't like grapefruit, you can change it to mandarine oranges. I am a grapefruit fan and the sweet and sour taste suits me.

More Information On Key West Salad:

The Florida Keys have given many recipes through the years. The Key West fruit salad has many variations and Key West salads in general may have a mixture of fruit and vegetable. I prefer only fruit because of the sweetness of the dressing. Sweet dressing on vegetables does not mix well with my taste buds but to each their own. I did find a great molded salad by KITCHEN CURIO that you may like. The recipe is from 1958.

Some Questions For You:

Have you tasted or made Key West Salad before? I would like to know your thoughts on this tropical fruit salad. Please leave a comment below. Did you see my last recipe? It is called Pineapple Cheesecake Recipe and it has pineapple in it too.

My Thoughts For Today:

Fresh chicken eggs!

A good friend of mine contacted me and asked if I could help him move a few things. He needed help moving a small piano and a tall grandfather clock. The "small" piano was heavy and took four of us to move out of the house and into the back of my friend's truck. We were able to move the grandfather clock and the piano with the truck at the same time.

For helping my friend I was given a dozen fresh chicken eggs from his reserve. He and his wife always have plenty of eggs. My youngest daughter loves to bake and needs eggs often. My wife and I like to eat eggs too. Fresh, local chicken eggs are the best! These eggs were not refrigerated or washed. Because they are like that they will last weeks on the counter at room temperature. I am not sure of the exact shelf life of these brown eggs but I know they taste wonderful.

When we have some baking or cooking pictures using these eggs I will be sure to share them with you. Have a great day and...

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Monday, May 27, 2024

Chinese Cabbage Slaw Recipe


An Asian slaw you will want more of!

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Chinese Cabbage Slaw Recipe - (Salads & Slaws)

Ingredients: (Slaw)

1 large head of red cabbage (grated or chopped)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 package of Chow Mein Noodles (any flavor, broken up)
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup slivered almonds

Directions: (Slaw)

Do not boil the noodles. Melt the butter in a large skillet, saute the noodles, sesame seeds, and almonds until the noodles are browned. Cool and add to the grated cabbage. Just before serving, add the dressing and stir well.

Ingredients: (Dressing)

1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup sugar

Directions: (Dressing)

Combine all the ingredients. Heat until the sugar is dissolved. Do not boil. Cool before using the dressing.

Thoughts On Chinese Cabbage Slaw:

While this Chinese Cabbage Slaw recipe might be considered an Asian dish, I decided to file it under the "Salads & Slaws" category. I have also added the label "Asian" to make it easier to find in the search here on this blog. This recipe is a great Asian salad recipe. The Chow Mein noodles and almonds give the salad a little crunch to it. You may like the texture and the flavor of the red wine vinegar is sweetened with sugar. If you haven't tried it, and you like Asian salads, I would think you'll like it. This slaw will complement any Asian main dish.

More Information For You:

The term "Asian Salad" was invented by Americans. It is basically any mixture of Asian food ingredients. Many people love Asian salads and I have met a few people who don't like these salads. It is mostly the texture that some people do not like. There are also people who think that something pickled is what makes an Asian salad. Visit Cut Fruit Collective's blog to read their article called The Origins of "Asian" Salad to learn more interesting facts and opinions.

A Few Questions For You:

Have you tried Chinese Cabbage Slaw? Have you made a version of this recipe before? If you have never made this recipe or tasted it, I would like to get your feedback on what you think of it.

Did you notice my last recipe? If you missed it, it is called Daydream Pie Recipe and if you are looking for a great dessert, this is it! It is so simple and sweet. Take a look at the recipe and share your comments with me.

My Thoughts For Today:

I made a happy mistake!

I made a small purchase on Amazon and was expecting it in the mail for my wife. I noticed an Amazon package had arrived and I grabbed it without thinking and opened it. I thought it was what I had ordered. The moment I placed my hand in the package and felt the product I knew it wasn't what I ordered. In a flash of a second, I thought my wife must have ordered some sort of makeup product. I pulled it out and it was not makeup. I immediately looked at the address on the package and saw it had my wife's name on it. We order products separately and I knew I hadn't ordered it. It was LOS POLLOS HERMANOS SOUTHWEST chicken seasoning. My birthday is at the beginning of June and I concluded she bought me this seasoning for my birthday since it is not something she would normally purchase. I had made a mistake. It was a happy mistake because I knew she bought it for me. I texted her and apologized. She thought it was funny. I told her I would pay better attention to the labels on Amazon packages in the future.

If you don't know about LOS POLLOS HERMANOS it is a fictional restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The chicken restaurant is on an AMC show called Breaking Bad. It is one of my favorite series. We visited locations from the series while on vacation passing through. It was a great experience. I do have some videos I can share of our travels. Let me know if you would like to see them and I will add them here.

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