Friday, July 16, 2010

Making Salads for the Raising

We helped mom make salads for the barn raising!  The first salad we helped make was a four bean salad!  Our gram has been making this one for years so mom decided that this would be a great choice!
You drain 1 can of cut green beans ( mom used 2 because we're having a lot of hoomans), 1 can of cut yellow wax beans, 1 can of red kidney beans and 1 can of garbanzo beans.   Dice 1/2 cup of onion and 2 bell peppers  - and remember to beg for some.
And don't forget the 6 stalks of celery, mom!
Toss this all together.   And then in a small bowl, add 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of wine vinegar, 1/3 cup of olive oil and a pinch of salt.  Stir.
Pour this mixture over the beans and put it in the frig to chill and marinate!  yummmmm
The other salad is called Ramen Noodle Cole Slaw Salad.  Mom got the recipe a few years ago from our friend, Miss Donna, who just happens to be Marty the Cairn Terrier's mom. 
In a bowl combine 1 bag of shredded cole slaw cabbage.  Mom found it in the vege aisle in the grocery store in a package and it's all shredded for you!  whoooohoooo
Add 2 ramen beef noodle packets (not the actual beef packets, just the noodle part.  You can find these in the soup aisle).  You break the noodles up into bite-sized pieces. 
Add 1 cup of sunflower seeds
Add 1/2 cup of slivered almonds
The recipe says to add 3-4 chopped scallions but we have chives in our garden so that's what we used.
We also added sesame seeds and poppy seeds because we like them.

Put the bowl in the frig overnight.

This is the dressing recipe that will be poured on top tomorrow and tossed in:
1 cup of oil
1/2 cup white vinegar or you can use cider vinegar and mom will most probably use wine vinegar - so the vinegar is not fussy.
Add those 2 beef packets that were in with the ramen noodles.
Mix  - pour over the top and toss the salad!

Our next project is to make TONS of tuna salad and a chocolate cake! 

We wish we could say that we're attending the barn raising but we're not!  Mom said there will be 70+ hoomans there! 

So until next time................

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

At least you got to taste some of the salad ingredients. And surely there'll be some leftovers you can help with.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Angus said...

It looks like it's going to be quite a day. Celery eating ... incredible.

Nelly said...

Mmmmh ... Mummy is drooling. Four bean salad is her favourite! She'll try your recipe! Thanks for that.
Nelly x

Niamh said...

How will all those people manage to raise the barn without the two of you there to help?? Well at least you are supervising the salad and cake making which is the most important part.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Maggie Mae and Max said...

YUM! That's all I have to say about this post! Great job helping your mom with the salads!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Mack said...

That is gonna be some FEAST! I sure hope you get left-overs!

Shirley said...

Looks tasty. Mum says she has only seen a barn raising on tv so would love to see it too. Happy weekend. Archie, Sidney, Wilberforce and Higgins.

Fred said...

Yum! Old Girl tries to eat veggy-tarian (I don't know why), so she will for sure try that recipe!

Jake of Florida said...

Those recipes sound yummy. We particularly love green beans -- and celery isn't s bad either. Not crazy about the leaves though.

We'll bo waiting for the photos of the barn raising -- they're always so exciting!

Wirey love

Jake and Just Harry

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Maggie and Mitch, it has been days and days since you have come to visit us. Please don't drop us from you list!!! I see your comments else where and I worry. Did we do something to hurt your feelings??
Love you all lots, Bambi & Fern

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Maggie and Mitch, that looks like quite a feast!! It sounds so very exciting to be there for the barn raising!! Have fun!! Lots of love, Debbie and holly

Kapitein Haakje said...

oooooh yummmm

El'bow & Hauwii

AFSS said...

Those salads sure do look good.

Anonymous said...

Happy barnraising! Those salads look dee-lish and I know the humans will be Most Happy to eat them!

Wiggles & Wags,

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

What YUMMY stuffs!

Thanks fur sharing!

Mom loves bean salads and the other one looks furry tasty too!


Kodiak Grandson Falcon said...

How are you always able to get cute pictures of Maggie & Mitch all the time?
Thanks for stopping in.
Kodiak, Falcon & Jasper

Teddy Bear said...

You both are such great helpers.:) Those salads look really yummy!

Teddy Bear

Bocci said...

Good luck with the barn raising tomorrow-we can hardly wait to see the pictures!

Wish we could be eat all that delicious food and see it in person -but I guess we'd kinda have to do some heavy liftin' to earn our keep-huh?
Thanks for the recipes!

I can't imagine it would be too much trouble to mail us a piece of that chocolate cake? :-) :-)

Your buddy,

Wyatt said...

The barn raisers will be too full to raise the barn!!


animal lover, quilt lover said...

Maggie and Mitch and Sue,
Thank you for coming to see us!!
We just had missed you so much!!
I love your 3 bean salad. I use to make it for us pretty often. Now we have given up sugar and I haven't made it since. You got me thinking about it and I thought maybe I could use honey in place of sugar. What do you think?
XXOO, Bambi & Fern

Miss Reina said...

Hey Maggie & Mitch! I hve to say I am no big fan of beans especially celery. But all these put together looks quite good actually *slurps*

Two French Bulldogs said...

Whoa! Pawty time. The unveiling of the new barn...
Benny & Lily

TwoSpecialWires said...

We're getting so excited for you! Anxious for pictures!

And thanks for the recipes. Moma spent a lot of time this week going through old old recipes. Your bean salad is a bit of a different twist (celery) on her moma's and her moma's moma's recipe. We're gonna try it!

Love and best wishes
Jake and Fergi

Lorenza said...

That 4 beans salad looks yummy!
Here in Mexico, everyone eats beans, and I could say at least once a day but it is not common to eat them cold.
Glad you were there helping your mom!
Kisses and hugs

Kess And Her Mama said...

Looks like the best part of helping out your humans with the salad is getting to sample them! Smart move.

tula monstah said...

hey M & M! let's see the chocolate cake! those will be some FURRY happy barn raisers-- woot woot!


parlance said...

Great recipes. When it's summer here I'm going to try the bean salad.

I noticed Mitch eating celery. Penny loves green pepper but won't touch celery.

Deborah said...

The salads look good! I may try the bean salad today!
Thanks for sharing the ideas!

Sue said...

Yum, don't you just love it when your Mom cooks. We sure do. We're the official tasters.

Inky and Molly said...

They don't do recipes in this household. They just whack it all together and somehow it always turns out great. You guys are so organised, you even got the recipe ring-bound!