Saturday, April 30, 2011

Asian Salad

I was looking online for a recipe to make this type of salad. I ended up taking ideas from a few different recipes to come up with this.

You will need:
1 bag of cole slaw mix (approx. 16 oz.)
1 bunch of green onions, thinly sliced
1 pkg. chicken flavored ramen noodles, broken into small pieces
8 oz. cashews
2 T. butter
2 teaspoons of sesame seeds

1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 T. soy sauce
1/4 c. cider vinegar

In a skillet, melt 2 T. butter and add cashews, noodles and the seasoning packet from the noodles. Toss around in pan until lightly browned. Add sesame seeds toward the end of browning. Once browned, remove from heat to cool.

In large bowl, combine slaw mix, green onions and noodle mixture.

For dressing, combine sugar, oil, soy sauce and vinegar. Mix well with whisk. Pour over salad and toss together.

Serve immediately.


Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Ever had these? If not, you should give them a try!! YUM!!! Beware though, you might want to eat the whole pan be sure to make them when you can share with several others!!

You will need:
1 c. light corn syrup
1 c. sugar
1 c. peanut butter
2 t. vanilla
6 c. Rice Krispies
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. butterscotch chips

In large saucepan, bring corn syrup and sugar to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth and mixed well. Then stir in cereal until well coated. Pour into 9x13 pan. Spray waxed paper or large spatula and flatten evenly into pan.

In small saucepan, melt baking chips over low heat. Spread over rice krispie treats.

Let cool.