Sunday Citar: Yumminess





"Three things are needed for a good life: good friends, good food, and a good song." Jason Zebehazy
Talking about good friends and good food, this past Saturday my mom and I hosted book club and we set out to have a good spread of food for our guests to enjoy. We decided to create two kinds of yummy scones, fruit salsa and cinnamon sugar chips and an apple salad. We had a lot of fun with the whole process. However, my mom was a little annoyed with my constant need to document each step. It was slowing things down, but in the long run everything came out fantastic. My stomach was not complaining. Below are just some of the pics I was able to take.
Book Club Spread

I thought I'd share the recipes for all the yumminess. They were all pretty easy to make and they were definite crowd pleasers.

Fruit Salsa
1 Cup finely chopped Strawberries
1 can of Mandarin Oranges
3 Medium Kiwi
1 can crushed Pineapple
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
1-1/2 teaspoons of sugar

Cinnamon Chips
10 flour tortillas
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Combine the first six ingredients in a bowl, cover and refrigerate until serving. For chips brush tortillas with butter, cut each into eight wedges. Combine sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over tortillas. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-10min.

Apple Lettuce Salad
1/2 Cup unsweetened apple juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
4-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of ground nutmeg
1 medium red apple, chopped
1 medium green apple, chopped
6 cups torn green leaf lettuce
6 cups torn red leaf lettuce

In large salad bowl, whisk the first 10 ingredients until blended. Add apples; toss to coat. Place lettuce over apple mixture
(do not toss.) Refrigerate; toss just before serving.

Scones: Salty and Sweet
Dough
2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 cup whipping cream, divided

Salty: Bacon, Cheddar and Pimiento
Omit sugar
Stir in 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped cooked bacon
3 tbsp. finely chopped pimiento with the cream

Sweet: Chocolate-Cherry
Stir in 1/4 cup dried cherries coarsely chopped
2 oz. coarsely chopped semisweet chocolate with the cream

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Stir together dough ingredients (not the whipping cream yet,) cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly and mixture resembles small peas. Freeze 5 minutes. Add 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. cream, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto wax paper; gently press or pat dough into a 7-inch round (mixture will be crumbly.) Cut round into 8 wedges. Place wedges 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush tops of wedges with remaining 2 tbsp. cream just until moistened. Bake at 450 degrees for 13 to 15min or until golden.

8 comments:

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Absolutely awesome! Happy Sunday Citar!

Miss Angie said...

Oh my goodness, that looks so YUMMY! I want!

You can see my Sunday Citar post here.

Fresh Mommy said...

Just those snacks make we want to join book club!! Haha, love it, you rock girl. :)

~Tab

Marka said...

It all looks delicious!

Crystal Rae said...

What THE YUM! That looks amazing. It makes me wish I was in that book club.

Karl said...

Oh my goodness... this food looks amazing... great jon
b sis... blessings

bekkah said...

whoa, all of this looks incredibly delicious :)

Gerri said...

I wanna be in this book club.....:) Or, maybe I want you and your Mom to cook like that so I can eat it, or both!!!