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Friday, July 18, 2014

From the Garden. . .

Oh my friends, don’t you just love this time of year when you can prepare delicious foods that include a little something from the garden?

The last two evenings we have had garden meals.

Sometimes on a hot summer day a cool salad for dinner is just what the Dr. ordered.  I had a huge cabbage.  I picked it and trimmed it before I thought to take a photo so I just placed it by the next one that will be ready in a couple more weeks.

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Gave it a good bath. lol!

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Then I plucked one of these beauties.  Sweet Walla Walla Onions.

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One of my favorites. . .Oriental Chicken Salad.

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I think that most everyone is familiar with this recipe, but just in case:

Oriental Chicken Salad:

2 c. cooked chicken, diced                  1/4 c. vinegar         1/4 c. salad oil

4 c. or or 1 head of cabbage                2 T. sugar               1/2 tsp. salt

1 pkg. chicken flavor Ramon Noodles      1/2 c. slivered Almonds

1-2 bunches gr. onions ( I used my Walla Walla)

Mix chicken and cabbage in bowl.  Set aside.  Combine onions, vinegar, oil, sugar, salt, and flavor packet from Ramen noodles in bowl  Pour this mixture over the chicken and cabbage and mix well.  (Cover and refrigerate).  Just before serving; add almonds and broken Ramen noodles.  Stir until well mixed.  I felt like it needed more oil and vinegar.  Would do 1/2 c. next time. Or use 1/2 head of cabbage.  I used a half, but it was a huge cabbage!

Then last night I was craving a homemade mushroom and Swiss burger.  So I plucked a few more of those wonderful onions and look what I made as a side dish.   YUM-O!

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Sharing my pinterest board with some other recipes From the Garden.

hugs,

Jann

p.s. I want to thank KerryAnne from Shabby Art Boutique for featuring my Changes in the Craft Room post at her Shabbilicious Friday party!

14 comments:

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Oh boy this all looks so good! That cabbage salad sounds too delicious- I'll have to try it- and deep fried onion rings- yum!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I love picking vegetables right from the garden! Your chicken salad looks amazing too! I have never tried making homemade onions! The look delicious! Have a wonderful weekend!

Liz said...

I just planted some late cabbages. I will have to remember this recipe when they get ready. Have you tried slicing your cabbage and grilling it? I see lots of pinterest recipes for that. Those onion rings look so good!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Yum! It all looks and sounds so good.
Enjoy the weekend.

bj said...

Your treasures from your garden look so delicious.
Have a good weekend....

Angela Ryder said...

Can I come to your house for dinner?!! LOL!! I make a similar oriental salad....love it! And, onion rings......I could eat the whole plate! Have a great weekend!~~Ang

Rose L said...

I love onion rings and those look yummy!!

Susie said...

Jann, That is the best salad. My dear friend , who no longer is with us, made this for special occasions all the time. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Junkchiccottage said...

Yum Jann this looks so good.
Kris

Carmen Whitehead said...

You definitely have a green thumb Jann! The salad looks so yummy!

Creations By Cindy said...

Pinning this recipe now. Looks so good. And what a nice cabbage at that! I planted some a couple of years ago but they winded up being what I call baby cabbages! Going to try my hand at them again! Ooh, your onions look good too! Thanks for sharing Jann. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

You are so fortunate to have the space to grow vegetables like cabbage and onions! I don't have a large enough area of full sun to do that but I do have two tomato plants that I am waiting to ripen and some jalapenos and basil. That's it! I get lots of stuff from my daughter and friends though who have huge gardens!

Doreen@househoneys said...

Wow! Your garden is amazing Jane! I would give my right arm to grow cabbage and onions like that! Well, maybe not my right arm. Then I couldn't feed myself very well...

Susan Clayton said...

yum! Food tastes best straight from the garden!