We Celebrate with Food!

Besides the “patriot cake” I baked yesterday for the 4th of July…

I made a Kentucky specialty…

“Benedictine”…

Created by a Louisvillian, Jennie Benedict n 1893…

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You peel 1- cucumber… and I grate it…

You grate 1/2 of an onion…

I love the texture of both…

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I made sure I had “green” food coloring… because…

Benedictine has to be tinted a pale green!… a must!

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Mix cucumbers/onions with 2- packages of cream cheese…

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Add a couple of drops of green food coloring to get that “pale green color”…

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Mix with mixer until creamy…

I added some sour cream to get the consistency…

but, a little milk would work…

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Great as little appetizer sandwiches…

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Wonderful on rye bread…

or used as a dip…

I really like it on wheat bread with sliced cucumbers and sprouts…

AWESOME!

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“Corn Salad”

A recipe I got from a former co-worker…

when I worked part-time at a bakery…

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2-cans “White Shoepeg Corn”… drained…

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Add chopped green pepper, tomatoes… and green onions…

Mix with Mayonnaise until consistency you want…

add salt/pepper to taste!

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Great “summer take” item!

and then the Fireworks began!

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Our little guy across the street gave us our Fireworks Show…

as we sat in our front yard…
There were numerous other displays around the neighborhood…

so we weren’t lacking on noise or light!

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 Some on the ground…

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 Some VERY LOUD!

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 Some whistled…

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 and some went way up above the trees….

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Neighbors gathered together to enjoy…

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