Sweet Cucumber Salad (from June/July 2010 taste of home simple & delicious)
3 cups thinly sliced quartered cucumber
2 tsp minced fresh cilantro
1/4 cup sugar
2 TBS water
2 TBS white wine vinegar (I used red – that’s all I had!)
2 TBS lime juice
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp. salt
In a salad bowl, combine cucumber and cilantro. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Drizzle over sald and toss to eat. Serve with a slotted spoon. 3/4 cup equals 64 calroies, trace fat, 1 g fiber and 1 g protein.
This was so delicious (and quick and easy)! In my opinion there was too much liquid, I may try it reduced next time. I liked having the change from regular salad or plain cucumber too. Both boys ate it.
Ham and Cheese Quiche
(from taste of home freezer pleasers cookbook)
2 pastry shells (9in)
2 cups diced fully cooked ham
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 tsp dried minced onion
2 cups half and half cream
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
Bake shells according to directions and cool. Divide the ham, cheese and onion between the shells. In a bowl, whisk eggs, cream, salt, and pepper. Pour into shells. Cover and freeze one quiche for up to 3 mos. Cover edges of the second one with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 35 – 40 min. or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean (I like mine more on the done side so I leave a little longer). Let stand 5-10 min. before cutting.
To use frozen quiche: Completely thaw in the fridge. Remove 30 min. before baking as directed. Yields 2 quiches 6 servings each.
The small ham I bought was enough for 4 quiches (2 to freeze for us and 2 for a friend) and one other meal (crockpot ham and potatoes).