Thursday, December 10, 2009

Healthy AND Delicious?!?

DING DING DING, We have a winner! This dip would make a great side to those less than healthy sandwiches, or would be healthier choice over those yummy but artery clogging cheese dips for Super Bowl Sunday- and the best part- people will love it and devour it just as fast!

I made this dip last night for Ryan to take to work for a Christmas thing today. He asked me to send him the recipe for some ladies at work and while I was at it, I figured I would add it on here. Luckily, I saved myself a small bowl of it so I have a picture, and I am getting to enjoy some now to remind me just how good it is!=) I think all the Braithwait women have made this dip numerous times. It's a keeper!!

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

1 can petite diced tomatoes, well drained
1 can shoepeg corn
1 can black beans, rinsed adn drained
2 Tbs. chopped red onion *
2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
1 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro *
1 tsp. chipolte chili peppers (I just used some diced jalapenos with some
chipolte seasoning for a little kick)
1/4 tsp. salt*
pinch of sugar
squeeze of fresh lime

*- I add extra to taste
(you can easily double the recipe for a crowd)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Cover and chill for atleast 30 minutes.
Stir before serving with tortilla chips.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Just in Case You're on a Sandwich Kick

I know, two sandwich recipes in a row. But that's not necessarily a bad thing, who doesn't love a sandwich? Correction: who doesn't love a mean sandwich? Yeah, we aren't bologna and bread kinda people, we like a good, packed sandwich, which for us does pose a problem. It's a lot of work to get out all the stuff to make a sandwich and a lot of times we just don't and I often let perfectly good sandwich meat go to waste. Do you have this problem? Well, this recipes, my friends, is the answer! These sandwiches can be made up ahead of time and frozen!!! That, second to their yummy taste of course, is what makes them so wonderful! The "recipe" part of this is really more for the spread and I do know a lot of people make them on those little dinner rolls in a foil pan and have them for party food. If they are just for us, I go ahead and do them on full sandwich hoagies.

Oven Ham Sandwiches

For 6 sandwiches:
2 packages thin sliced ham (or about 1 1/2 lbs)
1 package (or 12 slices) salami
6 slices provolone
6 slices cheddar
(you can change up the meat and cheese as you like, this is just our preference)
6 sandwich hoagies

1 stick butter (yeah if you haven't noticed yet, this is not a sandwich for dieters)
1 Tbs. worcestershire
1 Tbs. Poppy seeds
2 Tbs. mustard
2 Tbs. grated onion

Slice rolls and slather spread generously on both sides with spread. Assemble with meats and cheeses. Wrap in foil and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Remove, unwrap, and enjoy!