Monday, December 13

Texas Christmas Y'all

Hello Tempt My Tummy pals! I've missed posting the past few weeks but have been stalking your recipes when I have time and yummmy!  I love all the holiday recipes.  

Tonight I actually get to join the land of grown ups and go to a Christmas Party!  My husband has been out of town for a few weeks on business and I have missed the adult interaction!  I wanted to post a recipe I shared last year because I am taking this tonight to the party.  We are having a traditional Texas Christmas party... Bar-B-Q.  I'm really looking forward to it.  The meat is from ledgendary Cooper's BBQ and we are all bringing the sides.  I'm bringing this great Broccoli Salad.  I love it!  I originally saw Paula Deen make a version of it and I've modified it a bit.  How great will that be?  Now, for you non-Texas folks... I hope you understand how much we love our beef bbq.  Lisa,  I hope you are not too jealous now that you are up in pork bbq St. Louis land....
mmmm I can hardly wait...I'm sure someone will be bringing some 'Nana Puddin'  cuz it goes so good with the bbq.  
Merry Christmas Y'all! 
Now to go find a great (really bad) white elephant gift.  This group gives some doosies... last year a bottle of laxatives and expired vitamins were amoung the gifts... ;-)

Broccoli Salad and dressing
1 head of broccoli. cut individual heads off
1 cup of small grape tomatoes - cut in half
1 1/2 cups cubes colby cheese
1/2 small red onion chopped
1/4 cup real bacon pieces chopped
optional additions:
broccoli slaw

1/4 cup mayo
2-3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp Red Wine vinegar
1-3 packets of splenda or sugar substitute of your choice
*mix the ingredients of the dressing together. All is to taste. You may want it sweeter... you may like it with more vinegar, honestly, PLAY with it. I also LOVE this on a green salad. It is my go to dressing.

Pour dressing over all the salad ingredients and let it sit overnight in the fridge.  Serve the next day!