Sunday, July 12, 2009

Winn Dixie brand Salsa

I am not a Winn Dixie shopper. The only time I EVER go to Winn Dixie is when I am in a super rush and have to pick up something really basic. I was in a rush today and guess what I found - Winn Dixie has a complete line of their own salsas and picante sauces AND lots of them are legal!

Just to try them I bought 2 kinds - their Chunky Salsa and their Roasted Chipotle Salsa.

The Chunky salsa is really nice - I bought the medium and it has a nice bite to it. It is nice and chunky, not watery. LIKED IT - a LOT!

Winn Dixie brand Chunky Salsa (medium) ingredients: diced tomatoes, water, fresh jalapeno peppers, tomato paste, fresh onions, distilled vinegar, dehydrated onions, salt, dehydrated garlic, natural flavor

The Roasted Chipotle Salsa was also surprisingly good. I prefer chunky salsa, but this had a lot of body to it. It was not just water.

Winn Dixie brand Roasted Chipolte Salsa ingredients: tomatoes, roasted tomato puree, water, jalapeno peppers, onions, distilled vinegar, salt, dehydrated garlic, chipotle peppers, garlic, natural flavor, spices

I recommend these both, and I am sure the other flavors, types are just as good. Just be sure to read the ingredients of each, as they were not all legal.

And guess what? They have their own line of spaghetti sauces which are also legal - I bought a couple of bottles and will let you know what I think when I've tried them.

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Deviled Crab

Deviled Crab (Level 1)

We had surf & turf for dinner last nite, it's always easy! Just grilled up some steaks, made deviled crab and a salad. I was going to make crab cakes, but decided on this as the lazy way instead.

Deviled Crab (Level 1)

1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 cup minced green pepper
1/4 cup minced celery
1/2 pound lump crab meat, flaked
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/4 cup scallion greens sliced thin
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped pimento
pinch cayenne to taste
1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon butter, melted

Set oven rack to top 1/3 of your oven. Preheat oven to 400. Lightly spray two 1 cup ramekins with Pam.

Melt the 1 1/2 tablespoons butter over medium low heat in a heavy skillet. Add the onion, bell pepper and celery and cook, stirring often, until they are softened. Stir in the crab meat, mayonnaise, scallion greens, parmesan cheese, worcestershire sauce, parsley, pimento and cayenne. Remove from heat and divide the mixture between the 2 ramekins.

Sprinkle the 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese over the tops of the crab mixture, then drizzle with the melted butter.

Place the ramekins on the rack of a broiler pan and cook on top rack for 10 minutes.

Serve and enjoy! Just make sure you warn your dining partner that the ramekin is HOT.
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Roasted Vegetable Salad

Roasted Vegetable Salad (Level 1)

I made up this dressing, I'd had something else in mind but didn't have all the ingredients so I winged it. This dressing is so absolutely good I can't resist it - I keep spilling it on my hands by accident as I make it up just so I can eat it! Last night I made an impromptu salad with roasted vegetables. We were just going to have roasted vegetables but I really wanted some of this dressing. So I roasted up some veggies and as they were cooking I lined 2 salad plates with baby spinach leaves. I stacked the roasted veggies up on the bed of spinach leaves, sprinkled on some feta and then SALAD DRESSING - yum.

Here is the recipe for the dressing - I can't figure out what to name it, My Addiction?

3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/3 cup brown sugar substitute (I use Whey Low Gold)
Salt & Pepper to taste

Mix the ingredients together with a wisk. Refrigerate.

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A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.