Mom's Garden Recipes

| 4/25/2016 9:51:00 AM

 Connie Mooremom was proud of her canned goods

As I enjoy looking back at my mother’s garden journal entries, I find some of her favorite vegetable recipes. Sharing them is just what she would have approved of. She loved to share food, recipes, good conversation.

Pea Salad

2 cups fresh shelled peas
1 can white shoe peg corn, drained
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 small fresh carrot, washed, grated
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup buttermilk ranch dressing
1/2 cup real mayonnaise
1/2 to 3/4 cup tiny cubed yellow cheese

In saucepan, place peas and enough water to cover. Boil until tender. Drain and cool. In bowl, place rest of vegetables. Mix lightly. When cooled, add peas. Mix together the sour cream, dressing and mayonnaise. Add to vegetables. Toss gently to coat all. Toss in cheese cubes and toss until all is coated. Chill well. If cubed, cooked ham or crisp cooked bacon or chopped hard-cooked eggs are added this salad is a main dish.