July 29, 2010

Memories. . .

The first recipe I posted on this here blog was Chicken Gyros. I find it extremely sad that I have not made them since that post almost one year ago. We loved them then and we love them now. PE even commented what a great summertime meal it is. We used lettuce fresh from the garden and tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers from the co-op. I did a much better job with the Soft Wrap Bread this time. The first two were sort of small and a little thicker but the other six were perfect. For work the next day PE took the leftover bread and some chicken and other stuff to have gyros for his lunch and I made it into a salad with the tzatziki as dressing. My salad was great! I forgot to ask PE how everything reheated for him.

In addition to the gyros I made a Grape Salad/Dessert. I have received grapes the last three weeks (possibly more) from the co-op so I had an abundance of grapes to get used. For some reason the kids will snarf down the red grapes but the green ones sort of just sat there. I understand they aren't quite as sweet but these grapes also weren't as tart as I have had before. This last week we received black grapes. The week isn't finished so I can't say how those have been going. Anyway, the recipe. Depending on the recipe you use this is either called a salad or a dessert and it can be eaten as either. It is sweet enough to be a dessert but grapey enough to be in the fruit salad category. Whatever you call it I found it to be quite delicious. The sauce/topping combination reminded me and Moo of the Caramel Apple Dip we enjoy.

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Grape Salad/Dessert
adapted from The Cooking Divas and SkinnyTaste
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1 lb black seedless grapes
1 lb green seedless grapes
1/2 cup sour cream
4 oz Neufchatel cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract, to taste
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup crushed walnuts

Wash and stem grapes. Let grapes dry then cut in half. Spread grapes in casserole dish or other shallow serving dish. Set aside. Mix sour cream, cream cheese, white sugar, and vanilla by hand or with mixer until combined. Stir mixture into grapes. Combine brown sugar walnuts. Sprinkle over top of grapes to completely cover. Chill overnight.

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