Saturday, March 6, 2010

Good Eats

Disclaimer: Those of you who know me know I am not much of a cook. I have a couple of recipes that I have been asked to share over the years, but even those are not my own. I enjoy the idea of cooking something delicious for my family and friends, but don't care for the process: shopping, preparing, cleaning up afterwards, especially cleaning up afterwards!! It's all very time consuming. If I were a wealthy woman the first person I would hire would be a chef.

With all of that being said, here are a couple of good eats from my kitchen.

I made this salad for a luncheon at my school last year and was asked by a sweet teacher friend of mine to make again this year. We have a winter soup and salad luncheon each year so I made it for that a couple of weeks ago. This is a super easy and yummy salad for spring.

Easy Ham Layered Salad

1 pkg (10 oz) mixed salad greens

6 plum tomatoes, chopped

8 kosher dill pickles, chopped

4 hard cooked eggs, chopped

2 cups cubed ham

1 small red onion, chopped

1 bottle (8 oz) Kraft Peppercorn Ranch Dressing

Layer in order and spread the dressing over the top.

I also made taco soup for the luncheon, but I'm sure everybody has their favorite recipe for that. I make mine pretty much the traditional way, but I put Velveeta in it so it's really cheesy.

Of course pizza is a favorite in our house. Especially with the little man. I found some small pizza crusts with the pizza sauces at Wal-Mart. The came 3 to a pkg. One night when Scottie was out, Henry and I made our own pizzas. I put sauteed veggies on mine and Henry had mini pepperonis on his. He got to make it himself - something he loves to do! They turned out very yummy! Henry's pizza:

I'm so excited to see green things starting to sprout in my flower bed! I think I will get out there later and pull the dead stuff to make room for more green stuff!! Yea spring!!