Make your plate a little more colorful with this Purple Potato and Bean Salad. Great as a side or a light meatless Summer meal.
Purple Potato and Bean Salad
4 cups small purple potatoes, quartered ( I left the skins on)
1 can white beans, rinsed
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 c red onion, chopped
2 T olive oil
2T red wine vinegar
1 T chopped fresh cilantro ( or basil)
1/8 t black pepper
Boil potatoes until fork tender, drain and add to a large bowl. Add bean, tomatoes, onions, toss with oil and vinegar, sprinkle with salt and pepper, add cilantro and stir.
Chill and serve.
I love fall and even though it’s not quite here yet I couldn’t resist making something with pumpkin. This is just the beginning, stay tuned for more pumpkin recipes or try these.
2T pumpkin puree
1/4 c apple cider vinegar
3 T olive oil
1 t honey
salt and pepper to taste
add all ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth ( you could also wisk by hand)
I can’t believe it has been a whole year since my oldest graduated from high school. He has now completed his first year of college and is working part time. He votes, pays taxes and insurance and is a true adult in everyone’s eyes but mine, to me he is still my baby. As I see many parents getting ready to celebrate their own children’s accomplishments and graduations I decided to revisit some of the highlights from last year’s graduation party and post them here.
For decorations we did all of our sons school and baby pictures under a sheet of clear plastic on the table, it was fun to reminisce and see all the crazy hairstyles he went through as a preteen. We also rolled the napkins into diploma shapes and tied them with black ribbons. Then made little stacks of them around the table.
For food we incorporated his favorite food, chips and set up a chip and dip bar. We set out various types of chips and dips in different bowls plates and cake stands and let everyone mix and match.
Don’t worry we also had vegetables for dipping.
Some dip ideas are… ( click on the link for the recipes)
Salsa and Guacamole
Goat Cheese and Marinara
Sweet Potato Hummus
Also you could include some dessert dips
Creamy Reese’s Peanut Butter Dip
Key Lime Pie Dip
I was lazy and let Publix make the cake, but this book cake would be pretty easy to replicate using 2 different sized rectangular or square pans.
Congrats to all who graduated and the people that helped them get there, have fun celebrating this momentous occasion.