Tuesday, June 16, 2009

No Rants today.

Instead, I want to share this. I LOVE TASTE of HOME!!
It is my favorite cookbook collection.
Today I a made a salad on page 25 of the above edition.
It was made with fresh corn, green and red peppers, green onions, black beans, garlic and barley. The dressing was salsa, sour cream and lime juice.

Even Cooper enjoyed it!
3 cups reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth.
3/4 cup uncooked medium pearl barley
1 cup fresh or frozen corn. I cut corn from two fresh ears of corn.
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup salsa
3 tablespoons reduced fat sour cream
2 tablespoons lime juice

In a saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in barley. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40-45 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool. In a large bowl, combine the corn, beans, peppers, onions, cilantro and garlic. Stir in barley. Just before serving combine salsa, sour cream and lime juice; add to barley mixture. Serve warm or cold.
Yield 6 servings.

I served this with french bread buttered and topped with Herbs de Provence, then toasted under the broiler.
Very tasty and filling.


elizabeth said...

I so enjoy Taste of Home too - such *real* recipes. My husband is not too keen on barley, being as they used to feed it to his gramp's pigs - but I have a few good recipes to use with it, and now one more! This does sound yummy. I'll have to send my favorite to you when/if I find it.
Love Cooper's BIG eyes!

Julie said...

that salad looks so good and I got my mother in law a subscription for it last Christmas... such good recipes.

Katidids said...

Your taste tester is a doll! This looks like a nice meal for a hot summer evening!..glad your back we missed you!

Busy Grandma Elsie said...

The salad sounds delicious.. I used to get Taste of Home too but let it run out when I no longer had anyone to cook for.
I always loved the recipes .
Elsie <><

Gina said...

Next time, leave out the peppers and I'll give it a try- and don't event hink you can pick the peppers out and then say, "There are no peppers in there..." You can't fool me.

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

haha - i'm laughing at gina's comment!

yes, summer came this morning - muggy, hot, welcome to stl --- at least the rain stopped (for now!) maybe we can finally get in the pool! i finally smelled summer, too, when s and i were sitting outside at bread co this am [trying to rid ourselves of my coffee headache :( ] and someone was mowing a nearby yard. (seemed like the call for a summer blogpost to me...)

OH! and the man sitting next to us was the youngest of 14 children. he has 138 nieces and nephews. i believe only you can imagine what it's like to be the grandparent to that size a brood!

love ya,

Gramma 2 Many said...

Gina, I knew you would not eat it. Neither will Kris because it has cilantro in it. Gives her a major headache. Oh well more for dad and I.

Homestay Mama said...

That sounds absolutely wonderful. I've got to try it!

Neas Nuttiness said...

This sounds sooooooo good, and you've served it on a Princess House Pavillion Plate! I am truly impressed :-D

Tulsi said...

I used to subscribe but haven't for years. I may have to start. It looks great. For church my daughter has to do 10 hour projects in different areas. She is doing a cook book for one. This would be a great one to add.

bringing up boys said...

O.K. Now I love Neas Nuttiness because she can Identify the Princess house pavillion. Too bad she isn't local I would hit her up to be a hostess. Any local takers? Great hostess bonuses every period!

bringing up boys said...

Wait, I can do catalog parties and fundraisers too!

Kim H. said...

I think I need to subscribe to that magazine -- I know so many people that love it. I'm assuming the cookbook is the compilation of recipes?....

And what a good boy, eating all of the delicious salad his Grandma made for him! :)


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