Going Away Cookout
We used this opportunity to make a few appetizers, sides, and desserts.
Angel Hair Pasta Salad – From our mom’s recipes
2 (8 oz) packages angel hair pasta
½ pound cooked bay shrimp
¾ cup chopped green onions
1 cup ranch dressing
½ cup olive oil
Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse under cold water. Mix together the pasta, green onions, ranch, and olive oil. Carefully work the shrimp into the pasta with your hands. Note: As the salad sits, it will absorb some of the dressing. Add a little dressing and mix right before serving (we added olive oil).
Crabmeat Spinach Dip in Hawaiian Bread – Another one of our mom’s recipes
1 loaf Hawaiian bread
8 oz mayonnaise
8 oz sour cream
1 package chopped frozen spinach, cooked and drained
1 Tbsp green onion
Salt and pepper to taste
1 package Ms. Knorrs vegetable soup
1 can chopped water chestnuts
Crabmeat-as much as you can mix in.
Mix ingredients and let sit 24 hours. Scoop out inside of bread. Break bread into cubes to go with dip.
Dirt Pudding – Mom’s recipe…one of Matt’s favorites growing up!
1 package of Oreo cookies
2 boxes instant chocolate pudding
½ stick of butter (or margarine)
1 8oz package of cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
8 oz carton of Cool Whip
3 ½ cups of milk
Put the Oreo cookies in a blender and blend until they turn to fine crumbs. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the pudding mix and milk according to package directions. Let set.
Next, in a separate bowl, mix together butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and Cool Whip. Then add this mixture to the pudding and beat well.
Layer the cookie and the pudding mixture in your serving bowl. We used a flower pot and topped it with some gummy worms!
Cupcakes ~ Corn on the Cob, Hamburgers, and Picnic Ant also from Hoosier Homemade
It was a great night! Good luck in Florida, Matt!! :)