It’s here! First my street team saw it, then my newsletter subscribers, and now it’s time to show the rest of the world. The cover of The Worst Noel is here and I love it! Are you ready?
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And now for The First Tuesday Recipes for September. If you get my newsletter, you already have the recipe for Muddy Buddies. Here on the blog this month we’ve got a summery salsa, a dessert, and a fabulous side dish that’ll go with almost anything.
First, thanks to Maggie King for submitting her recipe:
Cucumber and Avocado Salsa
1/4 c. diced and seeded cucumber
1 lg. avocado, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 sm. Roma tomato, diced
1 1/2 T. red onion, minced
2 t. Serrano chile, minced
1 t. fresh cilantro, minced
3/4 t. salt
2 T. fresh lime juice
Carefully fold all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, guacamole-style. If doubling, don’t double the lime juice.
Makes about 1 1/4 cups.
Thanks to my mother for this side dish recipe:
German Potato Salad
6 medium potatoes
6 slices bacon
1/2 c. chopped onion
2 T. flour
2 T. sugar
1 t. salt
1 t. celery seed
1 c. water
1/2 c. (you may like a little less) white vinegar
2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
Cook potatoes until tender, then drain well, peel, and slice. Cook bacon until crisp; drain, reserving 1/4 c. drippings. Crumble the bacon and set aside. Cook the onion in the reserved drippings until tender (and a little browned). Stir in flour, sugar, salt, celery seed, and pepper. Add water and vinegar; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes more. Stir in bacon and potato slices. Heat through, tossing lightly. Add egg slices; toss gently just to mix.
And last, but certainly not least, thanks to Sharon Aguanno for contributing this dessert recipe she found here on allrecipes.com:
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Foil Packets
1 1/2 T. brown sugar
1 T unsalted butter
1 pineapple ring
1 maraschino cherry
1 shortcake dessert shell
Vanilla ice cream for serving (optional, but why wouldn’t you include it??)
Preheat grill to medium-high or an oven to 450 degrees.
Tear off a 12′ x 12′ square of aluminum foil.
Mound the brown sugar and butter in the center, then top them with the pineapple slice and the cherry.
Top with the dessert shell, flat side up.
Fold in the sides of the foil and seal to form the packet. Grill each packet for 12-13 minutes.
To serve, flip the cakes over. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.
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