Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Swing Into Spring

One needs to keep a sense of humor this time of the year with snow and Easter on the horizon.
The peep'n craze still has me in its hold. Check out this super cute idea
and follow the link to make your own printable tops
http://eighteen25.blogspot.com/2010/02/peeps-topper.html
Cherry Sprite Coolers
(half cherry juice and half Sprite)


 This is an easy idea preschoolers would love. Goldfish crackers are wrapped in cellophane and tied with green ribbon.














Spinach Goes Greek
Cook's notes: This spinach dip from Knorr is a lightened up version perfect for pre Easter dinner. And your guests will still have room for the main event. It is quite good.
Ingredients:                  
1 package of Knorr vegetable mix
1/2 package of frozen spinach, thawed, microwaved and squeezed dry between paper towels
1 cup lite mayonnaise
1 can water chestnuts, drained and diced
1/4 cup diced green onions
16 oz. non-fat plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp. dried dill
Directions:
Mix all ingredients and chill 4-6 hours
Cut up Hawaiian bread (found in the deli) into cubes to serve with dip

Lemon-Dill Chicken Salad Stuffed Eggs-recipe adapted from myrecipes.com
Ingredients:
24 hard boiled eggs sliced in half lengthwise
1 cup Miracle Whip
2 green onions
1-1/2 tsp.dried parsley flakes
1-1/2 tsp.dried dill
2 TB. fresh lemon juice
1 large chicken breast cooked and shredded in food processor
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Remove yolks from whites
Add to rest of ingredients and refrigerate at least an hour
Add mixture back to the whites, chill till serving   
optional: sprinkle finely chopped walnuts on top


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