Showing posts from January, 2021

Good Friends Good Food - Lima Bean Salad

In our GFGF group this week, Ellen chose fresh shell beans for us to prepare.  I chose to use frozen lima beans as fresh are a bit out of season here for us.  I decided to make a salad mix to go with our meal of parmesan chicken and fresh broccoli.    This was easy to prepare and really tasty!  We are looking forward to the leftovers tonight.  The beauty of a salad like this is you really can add any ingredients you enjoy.  It would be good with black beans, mushrooms, green pepper, etc.  maybe a lime vinaigrette would be great on it!  Check out the other members and see what they made this week.   Kayte   Margaret Https://   Nancy   Ellen Https://  Ulrike   Donna Check back in two weeks and we will be cooking with mushrooms! Recipe : Frozen lima beans, cooked according to package directions and drained 1/4 red onion chop

Good Food Good Friends - Greens!

This week in our GFGF group the focus is on greens.  Greens are so good for us!  It is what we call soul food here in the south.  Right now we all need to be loading up on our vegetables and building our immune system.  They are very nutritious and loaded with lots of Vitamin K and other minerals.   My all time favorite greens are collards.  I also love turnip greens, mustard greens, spinach, and lettuces.  For this post, I decided to make and share some collards. Nothing fancy, but oh so delicious! I am going to utilize my instant pot because it works really well for these.  You could also cook them in a pot on the stove, but you would need to increase cooking time. After cooking, the liquid left behind is called pot likker.  So good to sop up with a nice piece of cornbread.  Cornbread is a must have to go with these greens, as is some good hot pepper sauce drizzled on top.   Check back in two weeks for shell beans. Group members:   Kayte teaandscone

Good Food Good Friends - Candied Carrots and Yams

 Happy new year!   Hoping 2021 will be a better year for everyone! Carrots were the focus of our food group this week.  Since it is New Year’s I decided to incorporate some carrots into my menu and that was not hard to do!   Here in the south we have a tradition that you eat lots of black-eyed peas and turnip greens or collard‘s on New Years for good luck!  My menu this year consisted of roast beef, collards, black-eyed peas, and carrots with yams.  The marshmallows on top of my carrots and yams looked beautiful when I removed from the oven but melted quickly when I scooped onto my plate.   It did not hurt the taste however.   They were oh so good!  We ate everything for New Year’s Eve and today we will have leftovers while we watch some football!   Check out the other group members to see delicious dish they made.   Kayte   Margaret Https://   Nancy   Ellen Https://kuec