Saturday, May 10, 2008

Sneak Peek Party

Last night, Friday, I hosted a "Sneak Peek Party," for my yearbook committee, at my house. This gathering was to celebrate the finished yearbook and peek at a newly published copy. (see cover, drawn by our art teacher, above)

As usual, I made too much! There were mixed breads for sandwich makings, sandwich fillings, salads, fruits and veggies, chips and dips.... too much, but a beautiful spread! You can't see the margaritas in this picture but they were there!!

For me, the best dish was a new one. It is called "Cold Cucumber Salad." (see below) It was soooooo delicious, I just have to share the recipe with everyone. I found it on the Food Network website. It is a Paula Dean Recipe.

2 cucumbers
1 teaspoon salt- I used a mixture of crushed sea salt and regular table salt
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
Freshly ground black pepper.

Peel and slice the cucumbers and put them in a glass bowl. Sprinkle them with salt and vinegar. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes. Pour off the excess liquid and drain in colander for about 30 minutes to allow complete drainage. Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, dill and pepper, and mix well. Cover and refrigerate until serving time. (I added 3x more chopped dill than called for in the recipe.)

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