August 31, 2008

Brunch and Birthdays

Over the past week or so I have done quite a bit of cooking for others. I provided brunch for friends and family as well as some fun food for my close friend's birthday.

Here are some of the recipes - enjoy!

Brunch -
Peach, Mango and Blueberry Fruit Salad with Granola
Crispy Bacon
Pomegranate Orange Juice
Birthday Party - (see recipes below)
Lentil and Black Bean Dip
Cherry BBQ Chicken Wings

Lentil and Black Bean Dip

2 cups cooked lentils, drained and cooled
2 cups cooked black beans, drained and cooled
1/2 c green onions, sliced thinly
2 medium tomatoes, diced
S & P, to taste
1 T lemon juice
In a jar, shake together:

1/2 c sugar
2 t celery seed
2 t salt
1 t paprika
1 t dried mustard
1 c ketchup
1/2 c olive oil
1/2 c vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic, minced
Combine bean mixture with dressing. Serve with nacho chips.

Cherry BBQ Chicken Wings
1/4 c butter
1/2 c + 1 c cherry bbq sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
3 lb, chicken wings
1 c dry bread crumbs
2 T brown sugar
2 T white vinegar
1/4 c water
1/2 T minced ginger
1 T hot sauce
Melt butter on baking sheet in oven (preheated to 400 F). Stir together 1/2 c bbq sauce and garlic and use to coat wings. Then roll the wings in bread crumbs and place in pan, turning to coat with melted butter. Bake for 30 minutes.
Combine 1 c bbq sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, water, ginger and hot sauce. After wings have baked for 30 min. turn them and then pour sauce over top. Bake for 25 minutes longer or until chicken is tender.

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