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Sweet & Sour Chicken and Rice Casserole

1 lb. chicken tenders or chicken breasts, cut in bite-size pieces
1 8-oz. can pineapple chunks, drained and juice reserved
1 cup uncooked rice
2 carrots, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, cut into small pieces
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can chicken broth
1/3 cup soy sauce
3 Tbs. sugar
3 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbs. sesame oil
1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Mix together chicken, pineapple, rice, carrots, pepper, onion, and garlic in the dish. Heat small saucepan over high heat, then add chicken broth, pineapple juice, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, sesame oil, and ginger. Bring to a boil, then pour over chicken. Cover with foil and bake for about 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender.

Summer Slaw

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
1 package (16 ounces) coleslaw mix
2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish

In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, oil, water, salt,
pepper and pepper flakes if desired. Cook and stir over medium heat
until mixture comes to a boil. Cook 2 minutes longer or until sugar
is dissolved. Cool to room temperature, stirring several times.

In a large salad bowl, combine the coleslaw mix, tomatoes, onion,
peppers and pickle relish. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Cover
and refrigerate overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 10-12
servings.

Tomato Fennel Salad

1 1/2 pounds tomatoes
1 small fennel bulb
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

Core the tomatoes and cut into wedges. Remove the top of the fennel (save some fronds for garnish) and slice the bulb very thinly crosswise with a knife or on a mandoline.

Toss the tomatoes and fennel in a bowl with the olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Garnish with 2 tablespoons chopped fennel fronds, season to taste, and serve.

Carmel Apple Salad

1 egg, beaten
1 8oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp vinegar

Cook the above ingredients in the microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir. Cook on high for another 3 minutes. It will be thick. Let this cool.

After that cools, fold in:

8oz. Cool Whip
4 cups chopped apples
1/2 cup salted peanuts

Chill until ready to serve.

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes

4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar (or more, if you want it sweeter)

In a small bowl or cup measure, mix together oil, vinegar, herbs, salt, and sugar.

Pour dressing over cherry tomatoes in a bowl, and gently stir to coat. Chill for at least 2 hours. Gently stir from bottom to top, coating all tomatoes, before serving.

6 to 8 servings

Nana’s Coleslaw

Grate 2 lb. head of Cabbage 4 hours or more ahead of time. Place in bowl with 4 ice cubes, cover and refrigerate.

1 med. Onion, chopped fine
1 cup Sugar
1 Green Pepper

Add sugar to onion, stir, cover and put in fridge.
Chop green pepper, wrap in foil and refrigerate.

Dressing:
1 cup Salad Oil
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup Vinegar
1 tsp. Celery Salt

Just before ready to serve, mix up dressing and mix slaw all together.

– From Nana’s Recipe Collection

Oriental Salad

2 bunches fresh Spinach
2 cans Water Chestnuts
4 hard cooked Eggs, chopped
1 can Bean Sprouts
1/2 lb. Bacon, fried and crumbled

Dressing (recipe below)

Tear spinach into small pieces and combine with remaining ingredients, except bacon. Crumble bacon on top. Add Dressing.

Dressing:
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup vinegar
2 Tbsp. minced Onion
1/2 cup Sugar
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbsp. Salt
1/3 cup Ketchup

Combine and shake well, pour onto spinach mixture.

– From Nana’s Recipe Collection

Cande’s Microwave Peanut Brittle

1 cup raw peanuts or pecans
1 cup sugar
½ c light syrup (Karo)
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vinegar

Butter the pan you will be using. Combine nuts, syrup, sugar and salt in microwave dish (I use Corning Ware). Stir together well with a wooden spoon. Cook 4 minutes on high. Remove and stir well – cook 4 more minutes. Remove and stir in margarine and vanilla. Cook 2 minutes. Remove and stir (quickly) in baking soda and vinegar. Pour quickly onto a buttered cookie sheet (I use a round pizza pan). Cool, break and serve!

(HINT: I enjoy making peanut brittle when it’s really cold outside. When I pour the candy onto the buttered pan, I set it outside where it will cool quickly.)

(ANOTHER HINT: Have all your ingredients measured ahead of time. You’ll be moving really quickly at the end!)

Recipe submitted by Cande.