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April, 2008

  1. 3-bean salad

    April 19, 2008 by Danielle

    Found this on the Food Network website – a cool sweet/tangy summer side dish. So flavorful and different from boring hot green beans, this is an easy way to weasel your way into any veggie hater’s heart. Also a good source of protein if you’re trying to steer clear of the carby veg’s. I made this when Mike & I made dinner for my family, alongside rotisserie chicken & our homemade mac & cheese.

    1 15 oz. can green/wax beans mix, drained
    1 15 oz. can red kidney beans, drained
    2 rounded tsp dijon mustard
    2 tsp sugar
    1/4 c olive oil
    1/4 c red wine vinegar

    salt & freshly ground pepper

    In a medium-sized bowl, combine mustard, sugar & vinegar. Whisk in oil. Add beans and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Can be served immediately, but better if chilled for atleast an hour.

    My 2 cents: Original recipe called for 1/2 pound fresh green beans, 1 can garbanzo beans and 1 can kidney beans. More beans, therefore a little more oil & vinegar too – 1/2 c oil & 1/4 c vinegar. I cut the oil down to 1/4 c, but left the vinegar the same because I don’t mind the taste of it. I left the amounts of the rest of the ingredients alone as well, you can’t really overdo it on sugar and mustard in this recipe.

  2. no title.

    April 18, 2008 by Danielle

    i never thought it would come to this and i, i want you to know..
    everyone’s got to face down the demons. maybe today, you could put the past away. i wish you would step back from that ledge my friend, you could cut ties with all the lies that youve been living in…

    and if you do not want to see me again, i would understand.
    i would understand.