Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sunday Dinner Ideas/ and Girls Camp Flag

Family Sunday dinners are a tradition in our home.
I'm always looking for new ideas and recipes to try
out on my family. It's officially summer here in St.
George. I think today the temperature was something around
103 degrees. I made Barbeque ribs and coleslaw, a fun
summer meal, and wanted something to go with it.
I saw this recipe for hot potato salad. I was raised near
the artichoke capitol of the world, and love trying new
ways to use this vegetable.

1 3lb. bag red potatoes, cut in 1 inch pieces
1 (14 oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained
1/2 C. sliced green onion
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground pepper
2 T. olive oil
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp. all-purpose flour
1/3 C. white wine vinegar
2 T. Dijon mustard
In a large Dutch oven, combine potatoes and water to
cover. Bring to boil, simmer 8-10 minutes.
Drain. Spoon potatoes into a large bowl,
add artichokes, green onion, salt and pepper.
In a small skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
Add bell pepper. Cook 3 minutes, stir in flour, and cook
for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually
stir in vinegar and mustard. Cook for 2-3 minutes until
slightly thickened. Pour sauce over potato mixture.
Serve immediately.

1/2 head cabbage, thinly sliced
1/2 green pepper, thinly sliced
1 carrot, grated
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 apple, chopped
1 T. finely chopped onion
1 C. mayonnaise
1 1/2 T. Worchestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. onion salt
2 T. prepared mustard
2 T. cider vinegar
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. celery seed
Combine all salad ingredients, set aside.
Combine all dressing ingredients. Chill
Immediately before serving, toss dressing
with vegetables.

I haven't had much time for quilting in the last few
days. I'm getting ready to leave next week for
Girls Camp with the Young Women of our church.
The last two years I've been asked to make the
camp flag. The requirements for this year was to
select a national site. Our girls chose "Arches"
National Park. Our color is orange. The flag couldn't
be any larger than 2' x 3'. I was happy to find this
great orange fabric that really looked a lot like the red
rocks here in Southern Utah. The rest came from
fabric in my stash. It was fun to make and hopefully
will look good tied between two trees up at Jacob's
Lake near the Grand Canyon. I'll let you know
how I survive!


Nanette Merrill said...

My girls are going to camp this week. What a cute flag. And a cute idea.

Your recipes look great! I'm always looking for new salads. Thanks.

Kim Walus said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed your comments and look forward to visiting your blog from time to time. I too love new recipes, so keep 'em coming.

I loved the camp flag. I've had to do that in years past and it's fun. The color or the arches is perfect! I'm sure you'll have the best flag there! ;)

Huenu said...

Nedra, the flag looks fabulous. All that work! I can't wait to see it at camp. You add so much to YW and I'm glad I get to work with you there.