Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mimi's daughter is coming for a few days so we had to do a little cooking ahead of time. Therefore I will share a recipe for Tomato Aspic


1 large 46 oz bottle of V8 ( can use the spicy if you care for more zing)

4 envelopes of gelatin

1 Tbsp of lemon juice

1 Tbsp of Worcestershire sauce

1/4 Tsp of onion powder

1/2 Tsp of dried basil

1 cup chopped celery

3/4 to 1 cup of green olives, sliced into rounds do not chop

Use one cup of the V8 to whisk the gelatin to dissolve. Set aside. Heat (do not boil ) the rest of the V8 in a sauce pan and stir in the lemon juice, worchestershire sauce, onion powder and dried basil. After it is hot remove from the stove and whisk in the cup of V8 with the gelatin. Add the olives and celery and pour into a 2 quart casserole dish. Refrigerate to set. Cut into squares and serve on a lettuce leaf with a dollop of mayonnaise.

I plan to serve this tonight with oven baked salmon and red potato salad. Also I dressed a few eggs for a side item.

I also whipped up some Enchilada dip to serve with corn chips when she arrives and some cream cheese and olive spread to eat with crackers or just make a nice sandwich with later.

While not in the kitchen, I have had my ears lowered (haircut) this week and found myself outside when the weather permitted and even when not I was out doing what Mother and I loved to do in late winter on the nose of spring, check to see what has poked its head out of the ground. I uncovered some flower beds and moved some flowers around in spots that needed to be dressed up and helped Prince with moving items from the old Mayes house.

Also, went to see my eye doctor and he assures me that there are more than one option for me to get back into contacts. After wearing contacts for forty years, last year I started having problems and had to wear glasses more than I did for the first twenty years. I hope to get back to putting them on the first thing in the morning and then taking them out just before bed. You can really see better with contacts and oh how I have missed that.

Yesterday I picked a bees blessing in buttercups and brought them to Mimi and she has made vases of them and placed them all over the house.

The kitty justice is I hope everything is correct as my SIL has arrived and I need to go.


Small City Scenes said...

A perfect Sunday sharing. Thanks. I love finding things poking out of the ground. My Hostas are about 1inch out of the ground. Woohoo!! MB

Lady Di Tn said...

Mine are still hiding under the ground but I am looking forward to their little green faces. My lilac is buddin and most of the bulbs are up and the buttercups, crocus are bloomin. Peace

The Vintage Kitten said...

Your Sunday sounded wonderful! X

Lady Di Tn said...

Every day above ground is wonderful. Peace

Lee said...

This sounds delicious, Lady Di. I must try it sometime.