December 20, 2014

Read a Cookbook This Holiday

Reading a recipe counts as reading and is a great way to increase student reading during the Christmas holidays. Here is a family favorite that is healthy too. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy...

Fran T's Bean Salad 
Salad - mix together in one bowl
1 can mixed beans
1 can niblet corn
1/2 cup barley in 3 cups cold water (boil 30 minutes, then sit 15 minutes, strain)
1/2 med red onion diced
1-2 cups celery thinly sliced  
1 large pepper diced any colour
1 - 2 cups parsley + cilantro chopped
1/2 cup fresh tomato diced

Dressing - mix together, pour over salad, and toss until everything is covered in dressing
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes(optional)

Make ahead if you wish, store in fridge, serve as a salad, in a wrap, or let them stuff the salad into small pita pockets.

Merry Christmas!
Mrs. Dumas
I hope you get a book for Christmas.