Monday, September 28, 2009

Grape Salad

This one is unique and you I haven’t seen this one at too many pot luck dinners. This can be made ahead of time, and served later. Best of all grapes are always in season, so you can make fresh tasting grape salad whenever you like.

2 lbs. Red Seedless Grapes
2 lbs. Green Seedless Grapes
8 oz Container Sour Cream
8 oz Cream Cheese
1 tsp Lemon Juice
1 1/2 cup Powder Sugar

Wash and completely dry Grapes. Mix with a mixer until completely mixed the rest of the ingredients. Combine everything in a large bowl and chill for 1 hour.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Poulet de Crockpot dans l'orange (Crockpot Orange Chicken)

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 c. chopped onions
1/2 c. chopped bell peppers
1/2 c. chopped celery
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 oz. orange juice
1 tsp. grated orange rind
2 T. honey
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. ground ginger

Rinse chicken and place on a plate. Combine salt, cayenne pepper, chili powder and paprika and sprinkle over chicken. Set aside. Place onion, celery and garlic in the bottom of a Crock Pot.

Next, place chicken on top of that the mix. Mix orange juice, rind, honey, Worcestershire sauce and ginger. Pour this mixture over chicken. Cook for 6-8 hours on low.

Cracker Salad

1 sleeve saltine crackers
1 large tomato, finely chopped
3 green onions, finely chopped
1-1/2 c. mayonnaise
1 hard-boiled egg, finely chopped
Salt and Freshly ground black pepper

In a medium bowl, coarsely crush the crackers with your hands. Add remaining ingredietns; season wtih salt and pepper. Mix well and serve.

Mighty Mo Burger

When I was a young girl living in Greensboro, NC, there was a restaurant called "The Hot Shoppes" on Summit Avenue. I believe it's now the Greensboro location for "Libby Hill Seafood". The pic above is a much older pic but it looked just like that!
The Hot Shoppes also was the teen hangout for school, and we would drive in circles around meeting our friends. Really strange how we would circle the Hot Shoppes leave and circle the McDonalds across the street, leave drive down Summit for a block or so and circle the Summit Shopping Center and do it all over again. In my day it was called "Cruising Summit". That seems like only yesterday. So if my "Sons" are reading this post, that was what we did when I was a "Cool Teen".
The Hot Shoppes had this awesome burger, and by the way, the Hot Shoppes was owned by none other than the "MARRIOTT HOTEL" back then. It was similar to "Sonic" with the drive-in genre with the speakers. As I find other "Hot Shoppes Recipes" this list will grow...but for now I'm putting this recipe on my blog for my kids...they don't know "JACK" about burgers!

And now, the recipe ...


1/2 c. Hunt's Ketchup (no substitutes)
1/4 c. chili sauce
1-1/2 tsp. A-1 Sauce
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 drops Tabasco Sauce
1/2 c. finely chopped sweet pickle
1-1/4 c. mayonnaise

Combine ketchup, chili sauce, A-1 Sauce, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco Sauce. Add pickle to sauce mixture. Combine the sauce-pickle mixture with mayonnaise, stirring until well-blended. Store in a tightly covered container in refrigerator until needed.


1 uncut sesame seed hamburger roll/bun
1 T. softened margarine
2 hamburger patties, each two ounces
Salt to taste
White pepper to taste
1 T. shredded lettuce
1 slice American cheese
4 tsp. Mighty Mo sauce
2 dill pickle chips

Cut hamburger roll crosswise into three equal slices. Spread bottom, top and one side of center cut of bun with margarine. Grill bun until lightly browned and heated throughout.

Shape hamburger into thin 4-inch diameter patties. Grill very lightly on both sides. Do no overcook. Grill second hamburger very lightly on one side, turn and top with American cheese and grill lightly. Do not overcook.

Spread two teaspoons of Mighty Mo sauce on bottom of roll. Top dressing with shredded lettuce, then hamburger. Top hamburger with middle layer of bun, grilled side up. Spread with remaining Mighty Mo sauce.

Top with cheeseburger. Place pickle chips on cheese. Cover with top of bun. Do not cut.