Monday, December 29, 2008

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

This is one of the best salad recipes I've ever eaten. My sister in law, Wanda, served this at our Christmas dinner and it was a huge hit with Darrel and me. I asked for the recipe so I could take it to our annual New Year's Eve party with "the gang".

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

6 heads of Broccoli, cut into small pieces
1 head of Cauliflower, cut into small pieces
1 1/2 cups of Raisins
1 large Purple Onion, chopped into small pieces
1 pound of Bacon, cooked crisp and chopped

2/3 cup Sugar
2/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 1/3 cups Mayonnaise

Mix dressing and set aside.
In a large bowl mix broccoli, cauliflower, raisins and onion. Add dressing and refrigerate.
When ready to serve add bacon.

Serves 16.
You can easily half this recipe for dinner because it makes alot. Refrigerate leftovers.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Our Keurig Coffee Maker

We bought a Keurig Special Edition B60 Coffee Maker about 4 weeks ago and we absolutely love it! The convenience of making one cup of fresh coffee in the flavor of our choosing in under one minute is wonderful. I had read about the Keurig on a message board and was intrigued by them. I read every review I could find, investigated the different coffee companies that sell the K-cups needed for the machine and decided on the size that would be best for us. I ordered it and the K-cup carousel online with a coupon and it arrived in less than a week. I set it up and made a cup of fresh coffee for myself and it was wonderful. I couldn't wait for Darrel to get home so I could make a cup of coffee for him, too. He loved it and now we experiment with different blends and strengths almost every day.

On Thanksgiving Day our guests spied our new toy sitting proudly on display on the kitchen counter and we told them just wait and we'll make you a personalized cup of coffee in under a minute. After dinner we asked if anyone would like coffee and their expressions were so cute. Everyone just had to see how this coffee maker operated. I asked them to each choose a coffee, I showed them how it worked and it was so much fun.

I tell everyone I know that if you are a coffee or tea drinker and want a new machine, Keurig is the way to go.