Wednesday, August 14, 2013

It's Back Murder Mystery Cooking

Good Morning all,  We are finally back to cooking from our favorite mystery authors books.  First off,  I was supposed to be doing a corn bread recipe but it called for a cast iron skillet.  I don't have one.  Please help where does everyone find theirs for an economical price--coupon queen here so talk to me people.  So here goes, we are making a salad recipe from Livia J. Washburn's book "The Christmas Cookie". This is a really great book.  It involves an annual cookie contest, a Snoopy neighbor and of course murder.  Our amateur sleuth is a miss Marple type makes for a lot of  fun.  So enjoy, it has a lot of more fun recipes in the back.

                                                 Peachy Keen Salad

1 can pineapple chunks, drained
5 peaches peeled, pitted and sliced
1 lb strawberries rinsed, hulled and sliced
1/2 lb. seedless green grapes
1/2 lb. seedless red grapes
3 banana's peeled and sliced
1/4 cup granulated sugar


Juice from 1 small lime
1/2 cup pineapple juice

I adapted this recipe to fit my families size because this will feed 20 people don't need that much.  Yes, the boys are teens who look like they are NFL linebackers.  Did not need that much salad maybe for a party. I cut the fruit sizes in half.  First off, rinse off all the fruit again its better to be save then sorry.  Has your draining the pineapple keep the juice you'll be using it in the dressing.  I picked off any bad grapes as I was putting them in the bowls and then added the pineapple.  I sliced up the peaches did not skin.  Skin is good for you.  Added the sliced banana's and strawberries.  I took one sugar packet and sprinkled on salad and poured dressing over it and tossed until completely mixed. Love this salad for the added benefit of the bromeline in the pineapples nice natural anti-inflammatory agent.  Enjoy your salad and have a great day.

This post is linked to "Real Food Wednesday's" #sthash.iNI1Y4e4.dpuf

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