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July 4, 2015  | Everyday Recipes
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Squash Patties Recipe | Chile Watermelon Salsa Recipe | Jerks Wings Packets Recipe | Pork and Bean Salad Recipe | Robbie's Salad Recipes | Hot Dog Recipes | Potato Salad Recipe | Antipasto Salad Recipe |

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Squash Patties Recipe

2 cups grated, unpeeled, uncooked yellow squash
2 teaspoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons grated or finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine in a bowl. Cover, and let set in 'frig about 30 minutes.
Then, drain
excess liquid.

Add to mixture. Stir well.
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all- purpose flour

Melt 2 tablespoons oleo in skillet over medium heat. Crop
squash by 1/4 cups into skillet. Cook until golden brown on each
side, turning once. They will look similar to pancakes. Serve as
side dish as you would any other type of veggie.
Marvis in Texas
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I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable 4th of July.  I have added a section to the bottom of the newsletter about my week at Weight Watchers. In the future I will include recipes with the section with the Plus Points calculated. They will not be copyrighted WW recipes but rather recipes with the carbs, protein, fiber, and fat and the Plus points.

Chile Watermelon Salsa Recipe

8 Pasilla chiles, stems and seed removed, rehydrated and
2 cups watermelon, seed removed, diced
1 red onion, chopped
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
3 Roma tomatoes, cut in large pieces
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.

Season to taste and chill extremely well before serving, at least
an hour
before serving.

(From Red Hot Salsa (“Jackharris2008”))
Anna in Sweden
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Your recipes are helping me to cook and eat well. Could you
include diabetic food recipes.

Jerks Wings Packets Recipe

Toss 6 split chicken wings, 1 tbs canola oil, and 3 tbs jerk
seasoning on a sheet of foil. Form a packet. Grill 25 min. Top
with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges & enjoy.
Makes 2-4 servings
Anna in Sweden
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If your family likes English Pea Salad, try your favorite recipe
substituting drained pork and beans. Get creative with it including favorite veggies your family likes, using more or less of whatever. Any of the added ingredients are optional. Any veggies can be added, zucchinis, shredded carrots,
celery, radishes, peppers, etc. I like to use the following ingredients.

The beans do not have to be drained thoroughly. The small amount of liquid that remains will reduce amount of Miracle Whip needed. Any of the added ingredients are optional.

Pork and Bean Salad Recipe

16 oz. can of Pork and Beans, drained
1 boiled egg, chopped
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
3-4 tablespoons sweet relish
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Miracle whip to make desired consistency

Refrigerate and allow to set at least 30 minutes before serving.
Marvis in Texas
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This potato salad is different. It has a zesty flavor.

Potato Salad Recipe

1 lb. red potatoes, cut into chunks
1/4 Cup light Italian Dressing
1/3 cup light Miracle Whip
1 1/2 teaspoon Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
1 hard boiled eggs, chopped
4 green onions , sliced or desired amount of finely chopped onion

Cook potatoes in saucepan of boiling water about 15 minutes or
till tender. Drain. Mix dressings and mustard. Add potatoes, egg, onions. Mix lightly. Refrigerate. Allow to set steady 30 minutes before serving.
Marvis in Texas
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Robbie's Salad Recipes
Nancy I greatly enjoy receiving the newsletter, so would prefer it
arrive 6 days a week, rather than only when there are a lot of
recipes, tips or comments. At the same time, I agree with the
others who have said you should take time off when ever you
want and that you should have the final say in how often you do
the newsletter. We all appreciate your hard work and dedication
to the newsletter. It is truly the very best on the internet.
Here are two of our favorite chicken salad recipes. You can easily add other chopped vegetables to either salad, especially during the summer months, when so many have fresh produce from their gardens. I have often added olives to the salads, if we have them on hand.
Robbie IN

Creamy Caesar Salad with Chicken Recipe

1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided (fresh is always best)
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
8 cups torn romaine lettuce leaves
3 cups cut-up cooked chicken breast

Combine Mayonnaise, 1/4 cup cheese, lemon juice and garlic in
large bowl. Add lettuce, chicken, croutons and remaining 1/4 cup cheese and toss.

•Tip: To make easy homemade croutons, toss 1 1/2 cups bread
cubes with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and place on baking sheet and bake in 400 degrees oven until crisp, about 8 minutes.
Serves: 4 - 6
Robbie IN

Mexican Chicken Salad Recipe

4 whole boneless chicken breasts (8 halves), poached, skinned
and cut into
1/4 inch strips
2 ribs celery, minced
4 scallions, sliced (white part and two inches green)
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
1 sweet red pepper, cored, seeded, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed or minced. grated Cheddar cheese
1 c. (or as needed) mayonnaise- can also use sour cream or ranch
salad dressing
Juice of 1 lime
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. chili powder
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Avocado slices

Place chicken, celery, scallions, jalapeno pepper, red pepper,
garlic and cheese in a mixing bowl and toss to combine.
Mix mayonnaise, lime juice, cumin and chili powder in a small
bowl. Gently fold mayonnaise mixture into chicken mixture,
adding more mayonnaise if needed to blend the salad well.
Robbie IN
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Hot Dog Recipes

Crockpot Texas Franks with Chili Sauce Recipe

1 med. onion, minced
1 med. green pepper, minced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 cup catsup
1/4 c. cider vinegar
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
2 T. salad oil
1 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
Few drops hot sauce
1 lb. hot dogs, 1 in. slices

Put all ingredients, except hot dogs, in bottom of slow cooker.
Place hot dogs on top. Cook on low 6-8 hours.
Athena in DE

Rhode Island Hot Wieners
(most Rhode Islanders spell wiener with an “ei” and serve theirs
“all the way,” with meat sauce, mustard, onion and a sprinkle of
celery salt.

1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 med. onion, finely chopped
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
2 T. chili powder
2 T. paprika
3 t. ground cumin
1 t. ground mustard
3/4 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ground allspice
1 lb. ground beef
1/4 c. water
8 hot dogs
8 hot dog buns, split & warmed
Toppings: yellow mustard, finely chopped onion & celery salt

In large skillet, heat butter. Add onion; cook & stir 3-4 min. or
until tender. Stir in Worcestershire sauce & seasonings. Add beef; cook 6-8 min. or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles. Stir in water; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30 min.

In large skillet, cook hot dogs over medium heat 8-10 min. or
until lightly browned, turning occasionally. Serve in bun w/meat sauce & toppings as desired,
8 servings 447 calories.
Athena in DE
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Hi Nancy and ‘Landers’, I hosted my own birthday party last year
and this is one of the dishes I served. It went over well and
antipasto salad is one of my favorites. There are so many
variations to this type of salad you never have to make the same one twice. I do not remember where this recipe originated from but do not think it was in your ezine.

Corkscrew-shaped pasta soaks up a tasty blend of oil, vinegar,
garlic, basil, red pepper and Parmesan. After it chills, toss in
some broccoli, pepperoni, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella

Antipasto Salad Recipe

1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon salt
6 ounces macaroni
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups broccoli florets
4 ounces sliced pepperoni sausage
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Cook pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain.
In large bowl, stir together oil, vinegar, garlic, basil, and salt and pepper. Toss with warm macaroni to coat well. Toss with
Parmesan. Cover, and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours.
Add broccoli, pepperoni, and tomatoes; toss well. Sprinkle with
mozzarella cheese, and serve.

P.S. Please keep the kitty stories coming. Having two of my own
I can relate to a lot of their antics.
Servings: 6
Donna K. in MN.
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My Week with Weight Watchers
About a week ago I went back to Weight Watchers. I have been on and off WW over the years. The longest I stayed on the program was 7 years while I was in Amarillo. It is so hard to find what program works. The Weight Watchers Plus Points program started off well for me this week. The problems I had with other weight programs was I would take it off and after a while put it back on. I didn't make any life changes and just followed the diet, stopped and returned to my old eating ways. Luckily in the past 9 years I have not gained any significant weight (5 pounds) back.

It helps to have a friend that goes at the same time each week. When I lived in Amarillo I had a friend who I worked at the same place as I did. We would go to lunch together often. We also would fix a meal and eat together one time over the weekend. She would fix the main dish one week and I would the next week and the other person would fix the rest of the meal. It really did help to do this. We tried many of the WW recipes and we tried other recipes that had the nutritional values with them. We called it our sit down and eat with a fork meal. We both lost a lot of weight over 7 years.

This week what helped me to most, when I went grocery shopping, I took my cell phone with the Weight Watchers app on it so I could use the scanner bar code on the app. I am fond of some of the Lean Cruisine meals. Even though the app has most of the Lean Cruisine meals Plus Points already in it, I went to the Lean Cruisine section and started scanning into my all of favorite Lean Cruisine meal packages. I did this so they would be on the same place, easy to find, and easy to decide on which ones while I shopped.

I also took all the cans in my pantry and I had as well as the
ones I had just brought home from the grocery and scanned
them. After they were scanned I used a permanent magic marker and on the botton of the can put the WW Plus Points and number of servings in a (), This made it easy for me for the week to pick up a can of food and decide if it was an appropriate choice for me when fixing a meal. I had several cans that were too high in points to be good choices for me. I gave those away to my neighbor. I was given a beautiful Red Velvet Chocolate Chip bundt cake Friday. I took a tiny taste and gave it away to a neighbor. Someone told me that was such a waste. Nope, the only waste it would be is it would show up on my waist.

I will put in recipes I try during the week with the carbs, fat, fiber and protein. The recipes will not be WW copyright recipes but rather recipes I have tried and have gathered the nutritional values.
Weight lost - WeeK 1 ..... 4.6 pounds
(It would have been 5.0 pounds if I had taken off my shoes,

I need your help...
I am looking for a lasagna recipe. I think it had zucchini in the recipe. The recipe was in the 80s and was on a weekly meeting handout and was on a card. I also need the nutritional values for carbs, fat, fiber and protein to calculate the new Plus points. (It is not the recipe for WW Crockpot Lasagna.)

A lot of our members have asked what software I use for organizing my person recipes. A lot of our members have asked what software I use for organizing my person recipes. 
Nancy Rogers

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