Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year's Eve Menu

Happy New Year's Eve! It's 2014 for only one more day. On this day I'd like to take a moment and look back at all the wonderful recipes I've posted. I hope you enjoyed them. Do you have a favorite?

For New Year's Eve I've decided to post a menu of what you can serve at your party.

Serve both these items with whole grain chips or crackers
Spinach and Cheese Dip (Serves 4)

1 cup of low fat olive oil enhance mayo
2 spoon fulls of regular cream cheese
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
squirt of lemon juice
1 8 oz. package of frozen spinach (drained well)

Mix the mayo, spices, lemon and cream cheese well and then add in the spinach and mix on high with a handheld blender.

Easy Crab Bite Dip (Serves 6)

3 cups of imitation shrimp - shredded. 1/2 cup of mayo, 2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, onion salt and garlic powder to taste. Mix well. Add shredded mozzarella sheet evenly and lightly over it.

Bake in oven at 250 for ten minimizes

Main Food

Mini Subs (Serves 10-15)

Tuna with Swiss
Egg Salad with Lettuce and Tomato
Cheese, Tomato and Basil

Buy 3 loaves of Italian bread (1 foot each) make 3 large subs.
Tuna - 3 cans of tuna, mayo, 6 slices of swiss, onion and tomato

Egg Salad - 6 eggs, mayo, romaine lettuce, tomato

Cheese - sliced mozzarella, tomato slices, fresh basil slices, red wine vinegar and olive oil

Cut each sub into five sandwiches

Snack Foods

Just buy popcorn, pretzels, nuts and ice cream

Popcorn - melt caramel and pour over the pop corn - place in fridge for 20 minutes- Remove & Serve

Pretzels - melt chocolate and pour over pretzels - add multi color sprinkles. - Place in fridge for at least 1 hour - Remove and Serve

Ice Cream - random flavors for whoever wants! (My parents like to eat ice cream on New Year's)

Monday, December 29, 2014

Hot Dog Spring Salad

So normally I wouldn't make anything with hot dogs. They're not that healthy and are high in sodium and not super high in protein. But my grandfather that used to live with us loves them. He moved out and we still had some leftover. I don't like food sitting in the freezer, we couldn't return it and we weren't going to waste it and throw it out so I needed to create a recipe that was healthy...and I did!

I made this tonight and my parents loved it! I didn't eat it because I don't do red meat, but if you eat red meat I am sure   positive you'll LOVE it!

Hot Dog Spring Salad 
Bag of Romaine Lettuce
2 slices of Red Onion
1/2 small tomatoes chopped
6 oz. of mandarin oranges (not in syrup)
handful of onion and garlic croutons
5 hot dogs
Honey Mustard light dressing

1. lay the lettuce on plate
2. add the chopped tomatoes and onions
3. lay the mandarin oranges equally over the salad
4. boil the hot dogs for 7 minutes and then cut it into 1-2 inch chunks
5. add croutons and hot dogs equally
6. add the dressing and serve!

This is a perfect dinner - it's filling, has lots of veggies, low in fat and has some protein. A healthy way to eat a hot dog.