Sunday, May 29, 2011

Favorite Flag Cake

No Teakettle Clan Memorial Day BBQ is complete with the yummy goodness of this totally easy cake!

1 box white or yellow cake
1 tub of cool whip
1 1/3 C of blueberries
2 pints of strawberries

1. Mix up and bake your cake according to the box's directions.
2. Wash your strawberries and set aside, on a paper towel to dry.
3. Top cake (in pan) with all of the whipped topping. Arrange strawberries and blueberries on whipped topping to create a flag design.
4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Enjoy it with family and friends!

Berry Hugs and Whipped Cream Kisses
Ma Teakettle

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sooo, Anyway....

So, Anyway, here it is Monday and it seems to be rather rainy and dull outside, and I happen to have no idea what in the world to blog about.

My dear friend Jayne, who you all know and love, over at Henley's Landing had a brilliant idea for a topic, but after some thought I decided that perhaps it would be best if I didn't approach "that one." Though I did laugh so hard thinking about it that I almost tinkled myself.

But, anyway....

So, I have been giving it some thought and I feel that a recipe might be just the thing for a day such as today.

So, I present to you, dear friend a tried and true recipe that is a favorite of the Teakettle clan.

Mrs. Williams Broccoli Summer Salad...

* 5 cups fresh broccoli florets
* 1/2 cup raisins
* 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
* 1/2 cup cooked, crumbled bacon
* 1/4 cup of red onion, chopped
* 1 cup of frozen peas, thawed

* 1 cup mayonnaise
* 2 tablespoons vinegar
* 1/2 cup sugar

Combine broccoli florets, raisins, sunflower seeds, crumbled bacon, chopped onion, and peas in a large serving bowl.

In a separate bowl or large cup, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar. Add dressing to the salad and toss to mix well.

Chill thoroughly before serving.


I love to serve this as a side, and triple the recipe for picnics and potlucks.

Rainy Day Hugs and Recipe Surprise Kisses
Ma Teakettle

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ma's Turkey Reubens

This is what's for dinner tonight!

 Ingredients For One Sammie:

4 slices Honey Roasted Turkey (I use Boar's Head but any brand will do)
2 slices Swiss Cheese (Boar's Head again)
2 slices Jewish Rye (seeded or seedless)
1/2 cup Fresh Sauerkraut
2 tablespoons Thousand Island Dressing (I use Marie's brand but any type will do)

  • Begin by mixing the dressing and sauerkraut in a small bowl until well blended, set aside. 
  • Spread Butter and Mayonnaise on first slice of Rye Bread and set, butter side down, on cold griddle pan. Turn the stove on to medium heat and allow bread slice to sit on griddle, as griddle warms up. While your griddle is warming, place the following items on the bread in this order, Swiss cheese, sliced turkey, coleslaw-dressing mix and second slice of bread with the buttered and mayo'd side up. 
  • About this time the Sammie will be ready to flip, go ahead and flip sides (don't worry about any sauerkraut that falls into the pan, it will just pop around while hot). 
  • Keep checking the bottom slice of bread to prevent burning and continue flipping Sammie as needed (but don't over flip). 
  • When the Sammie is done, browned on both sides and the cheese is melted and gooey, give it a nice press with your spatula and turn off the heat, but don't remove it from the burner. Slice your Sammie in half and then remove it to a don't forget to move your pan away from the heat once your Sammie is gone :)
  • Serve with chips or sweet potato fries and a nice half sour pickle and Enjoy!

Grilled Goodness Hugs
Ma Teakettle