Saturday, March 17, 2007

Waldorf Salad

3/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup sour cream
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1-1/2 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup seedless red grapes, halved
1/2 cup raisins
3 large Granny Smith apples
3 large Red Delicious apples
3 large Golden Delicious apples
Walnut halves, toasted and chopped

Combine dressing ingredients, blend well, and set aside. Prepare and measure celery, grapes and raisins; stir them gently into the dressing. Chop the apples and stir them gently into the dressing. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, place walnut halves in a dry heavy skillet over medium heat. Within 1 to 2 minutes, they will turn golden brown and begin to smell "toasty." Stir and toss them so they are evenly browned, attending to them carefully so they do not burn. Pour onto a paper towel to cool. When cool, chop into smaller pieces.

At serving time, garnish the salad with 1 cup of the chopped toasted walnuts (or stir them in.)

Adapted from a Southern Living recipe by Sharyl Agnew of Clayton, North Carolina

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)