Friday, November 5, 2010

Foodie Friday

Balsamic Pea Salad


1 (16 ounce) package frozen green peas 1/2 cup chopped almonds 1/2 cup chopped green onions 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 3/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar black pepper to taste


Place peas in a colander, and run warm water over them until they are thawed. Place in a large bowl.

Toast almonds in a skillet over medium heat. Then combine with peas.

Stir in onions, feta cheese, and mayonnaise. Mix in balsamic vinegar, and season with pepper. Cover, and refrigerator.

This salad is so delicious, I love it, and make it a lot to take to events at church, hope you like it.

Granola Snacks, Quick and easy snacks


2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal 2 cups quick-cooking oats 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a large bowl, stir together the rice cereal and oats. Set aside. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Combine the brown sugar and corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat just until boiling, then remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Pour over the cereal and oat mixture, and mix well.

Press into the prepared pan using the back of a large spoon. Allow to cool, then cut into squares.



Anonymous said...

They both sound delish! I think I'll just come live with you!!!

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Barbara said...

Come on Mildred, you can take all those wonderful photos around here, lol Hugs my friend, and thank you for stopping by, I do love and look forward to my blogging friends now, post one and all, love Ya

Sandra said...

this salad looks and sounds really good to me and so easy even I the non cook can follow it and surprise people with it. we love peas and we love feta cheese so no worries on not liking it. thanks

sarah said...

HI Barbara, the granola snacks look good. I might try making them wi8th the kids.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Both sound great, Barbara... Thanks!!!!! I love pea salads --so this one really caught my eye.

Hope you are doing okay... Take care of that knee.


Jan said...

I have not heard of a pea salad, sounds very delicious, and hubby loves peas.
Thanks for your very welcome comments on my spot.
With love and blessings.

Sharon said...

Those sure do look yummy. I have been wanting a pea salad recipe.


Have a great weekend.

Cathy said...

Oh, the pea salad looks delicious. I love all the ingredients, but you don't have to cook the peas? And the snack looks great too. Thank you, sweet sister.

NanaNor's said...

Hi sweetie, Oh thank you so much for the Pea Salad recipe(granola too)-I have a salad luncheon on Thursday and I'm taking this-sounds so yummy and easy.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Dee said...

I may try this at our next church pot luck. :)

Jean Tuthill said...

Both recipes sound delicious and easy to do! I'll have to try them. Have a great weekend.

Sheila Deeth said...

That salad sounds good.

GrammyGoo said...

I know that the Granola snacks will be a big hit around here. Thanks for shariing.
Blessings, Ella

Joan said...

Wow you have shared some delicious recipes. I think I gained 10 pounds just by reading. :)


NanaNor's said...

Hi again, Just wanted to tell you that I made the Pea Salad and it was so yummy! I think I may also add fresh mushrooms in it too. Thank you Barbara for sharing.
Hugs, Noreen