Green Bean Salad

 

Introduction

Hello friends!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal and got time with family. We are so excited for the Christmas season and have been taking advantage of all the Christmas movies that have been released on NetFlix, Hulu and Disney Plus. It’s been so nice to just sit down with my kids after dinner and watch some of the classics. As well, we have been kicking off some of the common traditions. Recently making salt dough ornaments with my mom. We are including the recipe below in hopes you will make them with your family, friends or children.
Baking from memories: This month may look slightly different with the recipes we include. I recently found my great grandmother’s cookbook which is filled with all sorts of goodies. As well, my wonderful Uncle sent recipes from my great aunt who passed away not long ago.  I’m eager to share what we try out of it- whether successful or not. 
I’m so happy you’re here, I wish you a happy baking season!
Questions for the Table
Sunday dinner should be a time for you and your family to enjoy each other’s company without distractions. We know how hard that is, which is why we introduced three questions at dinner to engage the whole family. This exercise will reveal stories and details about your loved ones that you never knew – stories you will cherish.
Try it yourself! Use the questions below at your next Sunday Supper!
 
1.     What is your favorite Christmas movie?
2.     What are your Christmas traditions?
3.     Hot Cocoa or Egg Nog, which is your favorite?
Green Bean Salad
*Excellent with Ham*
Ingredients
  • 1-16 pz can French green beans, drained (sometimes I add two 10oz cans)
  • 1-170z can LeSeuer peas, drained
  • 1-12oz can white shoe peg corn
  • 1 small jar pimento, drained
  • ½ cup chopped white onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
Marinade: (Combine the following)
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup cider vinegar (must be cider!)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1tsp pepper
Instructions
  • Place all vegetables in a Tupperware bowl with a lid
  • Pour marinade over vegetables in the tupperware.
  • Stir well and refrigerate.
  • To serve, use a slotted spoon or wire mesh colander to drain vegetables from marinade.
  • Enjoy!

Salt Dough Ornaments

Ingredients: *Can be doubled
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
Instructions:
  • Combine all ingredients into a bowl.
  • You may need to add more water 1 tsp at a time to get consistency just right.
  • Dough should come together without being sticky or shaggy.
  • Flour your counter surface.
  • Roll dough out with a rolling pin.
  • Use cookie cutters to cut shapes into dough.
  • Using a straw, poke a hole at the top of the ornament for future string, ribbon or ornament hanger to go.
  • Place on a parchment paper lined baking tray.
  • Bake at 200 for 2-3 hours or 300 for 1 hour.
  • Dough ornaments should be very hard.