Baking with Betty
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Tuna Zucchini Burgers
1(6 ounce)) can tuna, drained
1 cup grated zucchini
1/2 cup fine cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon mustard
Combine all ingredients and form patties. Fry to taste.
Grilled BLT Salad
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
1 large head romaine lettuce, quartered lengthwise through stem
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola or blue cheese
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
4 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
Whisk dressing ingredients in small bowl. Heat grill. Brush cut sides of lettuce with oil. Grill cut-side down, covered, over medium heat or coals 2 minutes or until barely wilted and lightly charred, turning once. Place grilled side up on serving plates. Drizzle with dressing; sprinkle with cheese, tomatoes and bacon.
1 1/2 pounds asparagus, cut diagonally into 2-inch pieces
3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
4 teaspoon soy sauce
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar or honey
4 teaspoons toasted sesame seed.
Boil a large saucepan full of water over high heat. Add asparagus; cook for 2 to 3 minutes, just until crisp-tender. Immediately drain asparagus; rinse with cold water until asparagus is completely cooled. Drain again; pat dry. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients; cover and refrigerate. At serving time, drizzle asparagus with dressing; toss to coat.
Auntie's Rhubarb Cream Pie
2 cups chopped rhubarb
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 heaping tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup cream or milk
pinch of salt
1 unbaked pie shell
Pour rhubarb in pie shell. Mix other ingredients and pour over rhubarb. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until set. (If using frozen rhubarb, use an extra egg and 2 level tablespoons of flour).
Our thought for the week: "Nothing ruins the truth like stretching it."