Quick like a bunny

Quick like a bunny

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cucumber Patty Pan Salad With Yogurt Balsamic Dressing

I took a Lemon Cucumber (you can use any cucumber) and a small Patty Pan Squash ( any summer squash will do) and cut them into bite size pieces. Put them into a bowl. Top with your favorite dressing or try this one out below. I thought this one hit the spot.

The dressing is from Salad in a jar site. I did change it a little.

Yogurt Balsamic dressing (I just put this in an 8 oz. caning jar)

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 T. soy sauce
1 1/2 T. brown spicy mustard
1 1/2 T. Jam (I used peach) Any will do.
3 T. yogurt
1/2 T. olive oil

Put in a jar. Close the lid and shake until well mixed. Serve and or store in fridge.

Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe

Yum... My son loves biscuits.

1 3/4 cups Flour (I used bread flour here, but using all-purpose flour will give you a softer biscuit)
1/4 cup wheat germ or other flour of choice.
1 T. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup chilled vegetable shortening, butter, or like.
1 cup of whole milk or milk of choice (I used yogurt)

Pre-heat oven 425F

In large bowl whisk together the flours, baking powder and salt. Add shortening and cut it in with a pastry cutter or rub with your finger until mixture is mealy. Add milk, stirring with fork, just until the dough holds together and still sticky.

Transfer dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead about eight times, pat out 1/2 inch thick, cut into rounds with a biscuits cutter or mug/cup. Pat the scrapes together and cut out more rounds.

Arrange the rounds on a baking stone or sheet about an inch apart and bake in the upper third of the oven till golden brown, about 15 minutes.