Friday, May 22, 2009

Frozen Yogurt and Cucumber Salad

Two recipes in one day. Now I'm sure you'll all feel that you got a real bang for your buck here. Or else, you'll realize that you get what you pay for....anyway...

Last week, my farmer had an introductory special on Greek (drinkable) yogurt, so I bought a quart. I tried a bit of it, but it wasn't exactly my cup of tea, so I had to find something
else to do with it. Since my girls were home, frozen yogurt seemed like a no-brainer. This is as easy as life gets, ladies and gents, and it has a nice little tang to it, too!

FROZEN STRAWBERRY YOGURT

3-1/2 cups Greek yogurt
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, pureed to make 1 cup
1 cup sugar


Stir it all together, put it in your ice cream machine, and drool in anticipation while you process according to manufacturer's directions. Put in the freezer for a few hours and drool some more. This will be the hit of your Memorial Day picnic or midnight snack!

This recipe is absolutely the only idea I have ever taken from my mother's cooking. She put chopped raw onions in hers, which I despise, but aside from that, it's pretty much the same as hers.

CUCUMBER SALAD

2 peeled, sliced cucumbers
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp ground pepper
1/4 cup fresh or dried chopped chives


Whisk together the mayo and vinegar; add the pepper and chives. Stir in the cucumbers, and refrigerate for several hours to allow the flavors to meld. This is a great side dish; of course, I tripled it to have enough for everyone here!
And this made me laugh. My 3 daughters and 2 of the big sons drove to Denville, NJ to catch a train to NYC for the day. One of the sons bought this for his sister.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

14 comments:

Channon said...

Oh! You meant TWO recipes. I read the title and thought... I'm just not sure about that...

monica said...

a good weekend to you too! by the way, I was just at the vet with Bundy for some castration advice - and, well, we will do it... to prevent troubles with all the ladies ( 4 legged, barfing ones) that live around here...

gaylen said...

I'm with Chan - I wasn't sure what you were cooking up today! Love the half cup. I'm sure your daughter was less than amused :) g

doggybloggy said...

I love cucumbers like this.....and there is no doubt your are the frozen treat queen!

buffalodick said...

Can't eat cukes- gives me more gas than a refinery!

Paula said...

Love that half cup! Ha! I've never seen drinkable greek yogurt. The only greek yogurt I've tried is incredibly thick; there's no way you could drink it! I like frozen yogurt, and strawberry would be my flavor of choice! Perfect for Memorial Day. We eat copious amounts of cucumbers here, so you know I'll have to try this. No onions in ours, either, but I love that you used chives. YUM! I do like the sour cream cucumber salad with a little onion, but the star should be the cucumber not the onion! Hope you guys have a great holiday weekend! :-)

Pam said...

The frozen yogurt would be so good right now - it's HOT today.

Love the cucumber salad - never thought to add mayonnaise to it. I am sure it's creamy and delicious.

imjacobsmom said...

Yeah, I've only had the real thick greek yogurt, too. But turning it into frozen yogurt was a great idea. Thanks for your nice comment , it really made my day. ~ Robyn

prairierunner said...

Thanks.....I shall be trying this. I made a great peanut butter and chocolate chip ice cream yesterday........great stuff.

noble pig said...

That yogurt and the cup, it cracked me up!

Grace said...

i'm with everyone else--i came to a complete stop when i thought you had made a concoction consisting of both frozen yogurt and cucumbers. happy to see they were separate (but equally delightful) dishes. :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love cucmber salads like this and so does my husband. I amd making this salad this week.

TavoLini said...

Hard to go wrong with cucumber salad :)

Great idea with the strawberry frozen yogurt--I could go for a bowl of that right about now!

Faye Lewis said...

I am so making your cucumber salad!