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.
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!