Sunday, August 31, 2008

3-Bean Salad

Most of the foods I crave these days are mom's recipes I grew up eating. This afternoon I had a serious hankering for her 3-bean salad. I couldn't get a hold of her for the recipe, but managed to create a delicious/similar variation:

Not-quite-Mom's 3-bean salad

15oz can green beans
15oz can red kidney beans
15oz can limas
minced clove of garlic
diced small yellow bell pepper
2 stalks of sliced celery

1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp worcestershire
1/8 tsp celery seed

Combine rinsed beans, garlic, pepper, and celery in large bowl
Warm dressing ingredients on stove until sugar dissolves, pour over beans and gently mix.
Refrigerate at least an hour.

The Beginning

I've been toying with the idea of creating a blo
g for months now, and am finally pursuing it! I have more free-time than ever these days, and am in the process of settling into a new house. I'll be documenting my cooking, gardening, and sewing endeavors as I break in the new home!