Sunday, May 6, 2012

Black Bean Salsa

I'm sorry that I have been so behind on posting some of the recipes from the Hello Muddah Crop that I've been promising y'all. This is one that I've gotten a bunch of requests for, so here is the first recipe.

Black Bean Salsa (from my friends Karen & Tom R.)

1 can black beans drained
1 can black eyed peas drained
1 can white corn drained
Small jar of pimentos (I didn't use)
1 green pepper chopped or any color
1 red onion chopped (I used half of a large red onion)

In a pan, combine 1 cup olive oil or any other oil, I cup sugar and 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar.
Heat until the sugar melts.
Pour over the other ingredients and soak overnight. Drain before serving with chips.

Jen's notes: You can EASILY half the oil, sugar and vinegar. This will make less marinade, so you'll have to stir it more so that the flavor soaks in really well.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Art A La Carte Crafting Event

Announcing my first "monthly" crops up here in Pennsylvania!

All of the information is below in a flier. Please feel free to read, print, share, forward to anyone and everyone you might think is interested!

The event will be held at the Mainesburg Community Center and you MUST pre-register and pre-pay to attend.

I'll be serving a morning snack, lunch, an afternoon snack and dinner. Drinks will be provided all day long. I'll be doing a fun, unique make-n-take featuring some cool products and techniques. You will have the opportunity to order the products featured in the make-n-take. I'll also set up a swap table. To participate in the swap table, you bring in some of your own gently used products (stickers, papers, magazines, etc.) and place on the table. Then if you need something during the crop, you can go to the swap table and "shop" from it for something you need/want equal to what you put down. If there is anything left at the end of the crop on the swap table (unclaimed items) I'll donate them to the local Hospice.

Below the flier is the REGISTRATION FORM. You need to click on the image and print it out. Just fill it out and send it to me with your check. Or, if you live close by, drop it by either home or at my work!

Cannot wait for all the FUN!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Hello Muddah 2012 Menu

Hi all!

I've listened to your requests for menu suggestions and here is the list of the yummy things we'll be eating in just a few short weeks!

Lunch: Chicken Salad Sandwich, Veggie Chips, Orange Slices, Cookie
Mocktail Hour: Planter's Punch “Mocktail’, Spinach & Cheese Spirals and Saucy Meatballs (regular and veggie) (You'll need to bring dark rum if you want to spike your own punch!)
Dinner: Veggie Chili, Cornbread & Chocolate Cola Cake with Fluffy Frosting

Breakfast: Canoli French Toast with syrup & Sausage (regular & veggie)
Lunch: Shredded Pork Tacos with toppings, Black Bean Salsa, Chips & Tres Leches Macaroons
Snack: Strawberry Chocolate Bruchetta
Dinner: Chicken Parmesan over Linguini, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread & Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Cream

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs & Cheese, Grits, Hash Browns & Biscuits with Jen’s homemade jams & jellies
Lunch: Grilled Hot Dogs with Chili, Sauerkraut & toppings, Loaded Baked Potato Salad, Corn on the Cob & Apple Cheddar Turnovers
Snack: Pita Wedges with Homemade French Onion Dip
Dinner: Bourbon BBQ Chicken, Corn Spoon Bread, Assorted Roasted Veggies, Dinner Roll & Malted Milk Ball Blondie Brownies
Late Night Snack: Popcorn and Rootbeer Floats

Breakfast: Yogurt, Granola & Fruit Parfaits
Lunch: Golden Gate Grilled Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, Sherried Tomato Soup, Chips & Southern Pecan Crisps

Again, I post this menu to let you know what we'll be serving so that if something isn't to your liking you'll know in advance. If you need a little 'fridge space or to heat someting up, just let us know at check-in. The town is located about 20 minutes away so fast food isn't all that fast. As a lacto-ovo vegetarian, I always have a veggie version of the same meal available, please let me know ASAP if you are also a vegetarian and I can make sure to have ample.

Thanks and see you all soon!