Posts tagged ‘broccoli’

Sautéed Mixed Veggies

I am not the type of person to throw some ingredients together and make a dish. I don’t feel like I know enough cooking techniques nor do I feel confident in throwing food and flavors together. However, my husband does not think like me. Sometimes Brandon will get hungry and decide to create a new dish to see how it tastes. He has made dishes that taste awesome and he has made other dishes that need improvements. Some of his creations, mainly meat dishes, have been featured on this blog. This recipe is another of his ideas that he threw together.

Sautéed Mixed Veggies

Olive Oil
1/2 small red onion, diced
broccoli florets
shredded carrots
Bacon Bits
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Heat olive oil in skillet. Cook onion until soft. Add seasonings. Add broccoli and carrots. Cook until done. Pour in bowl and add bacon bits.

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We did not measure the veggies. He used about a handful of broccoli and just estimated on the rest.

TIP: if you need assistance with cutting the onion, follow the instructions from Southern Living. I read the instructions as he chopped the onion and it was very simple and quick.

Tangy Broccoli Salad

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This recipe is one of my favorites because it is best to prepare the night before to allow the flavors to marry and the raisins to plump up. Who doesn’t love make-ahead dishes? I also enjoy carrying it for potluck because it offers something different to the range of traditional sides at the meal table.

The broccoli salad is a popular dish around here. A local restaurant even serves it during the summer. So, I was very excited when I discovered the recipe from Kraft. I have made it several times since I’ve found this recipe and we even had family members recommending the salad for get-togethers.

The flavors of this salad will keep you wanting more. You will taste the sweet raisins and miracle whip paired with the tangy combination of vinegar and red onion. If that doesn’t make you hungry, then imagine those flavors with the crunch of broccoli and sunflower seeds. It is such a light, colorful salad that most people will enjoy. If you haven’t eaten this dish or tried to make it, I hope you have been intrigued to add it to your weekly menu.

My kitchen confession: First of all, I hate chopping onions. I cry with every slice and the smell makes my hands stink. So, I thought I would be so smart to dice my onion in our mini chopper. That was a big mistake because the juice from the onions overpowered the salad and it was almost in edible. Needless to say, I am back to crying over every onion.