Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day FOOD!

I was in Augusta for the weekend. I still have not replaced my camera so this is not very interesting!

Brad and I took it easy and went out for Mexican on Friday. I always get in late so nothing big here. : ) Saturday we ran some errands (including looking for a house for him) and then planned a last-minute cookout. It rained but we had a great time with Melanie/Eric, Jay/guest, Trey/Michele, Steve/Michelle, and Dozier/Susanna. Sunday we headed out to Clarks Hill. It was raining (again) but we managed to sneak in a quick boat ride before another barbeque. Trey/Michele couldn't make it but Mike/Blake did!

Here are some recipes for the food we enjoyed!

Beer Dip
16 oz melted cream cheese
4 oz shredded sharp cheddar
1 package of powdered ranch dressing
Chopped green onions/scallions
Beer to taste (this is a great way to alter the flavor!)

Mix the first four ingredients together well. Add beer until fairly soupy for desired taste and texture. Chill thoroughly and serve with Wheat Thins.

Grape Dish
1-2 lbs red seedless grapes
1 pint sour cream (even fat free tastes great here!)
Dark brown sugar

Cut the grapes in half lengthwise and spread in 9x13 pan. (Do not use metal as the acid will ruin your pan.) Spoon the sour cream on top and distribute evenly. Sprinkle liberally with brown sugar. Chill until the brown sugar has melted into the sour cream and serve.

Mushroom Rice
1 can beef consomme
1 can water
1 cube beef bouillon
1 cup rice
1 stick margarine
1 can small mushroom pieces, drained
Salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and parsley to taste

Crumble bouillon cube in water to melt. Mix all ingredients together in casserole dish and cook - covered - for about an hour in a 350 degree oven until moist and fluffy.

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