Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Labor - The End of Summer

Labor Day is one of the last chances you and your family will get to enjoy a summer BBQ, and it really is a nice way to celebrate all the hard work you and your loved ones put in for the rest of the year. It was created by the Central Labor Union to give working men the day off; now, many people see it as a paid opportunity to enjoy spend time with loved ones! Here are a few catering ideas: A menu you may create for Labor Day is barbeque ribs, potato salad, coleslaw, watermelon, and cupcakes for dessert. Any simple, tasty, picnic-friendly food that your family loves will be suitable though.

Broccoli salad is another healthy dish you may find for Labor Day. All you need is a 1-2 large heads of broccoli, ½ red onion chopped, 10-12 slices of cooked bacon broken up (substitute bacon bits), ½ cup of raisins, 1 cup of mayonnaise, ½ cup of sugar, and 2 tablespoons of vinegar. You just combine all of the ingredients and you have a salad to eat along with your barbeque.

Another great recipe is ham and cheese salad. You take 1 cup of chopped ham, 1 cup of chopped cheese (preferably to types of cheese, any kind), ¼ chopped onion, ¼ chopped red pepper, and 1/2 cup of mayonnaise. You may need to add more mayonnaise to make it creamier, but that will be your choice. You combine all the ingredients in a bowl until the ingredients are well coated with mayonnaise. Dips and other salads work great with crackers or chips depending on your preference for Labor Day.

It’s a good idea to keep your food options for Labor Day simple. And just because food is fairly quick and easy to make, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t taste good too. Before you know it your guests will be coming back for more. By just adding even one simple food item to the menu will help create a complete Labor Day theme party feeling.

#Recipe Apple Cake

Apple cake for Labor Day Apple cake for Labor day is the most exquisite apple cake I have ever had its soft and fluffy, its so amazingly delicious. Try it and see the beauty of it

Apple Cake 6 apples - peeled, sliced 1 Tbls vanilla
6 Tbls sugar 1 Tbls baking powder
1 Tbls cinnamon Mix dry ingredients together in small bowl. Mix with apples.
Add vanilla. Let stand. 3 cups flour
1 cup oil (vegetable, corn, safflower, etc)
2 cups sugar
4 eggs Beat eggs. Blend in oil. Gradually add sugar (These 3 steps can be done with a mixer or by hand, but it is easier to use a mixer!). Stir in flour until all blended. Fold in apple mixture. Pour into greased bundt or angel cake pan. Bake until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Bake: 375F 1 hour 15 minutes -------------------------------------------------- Apple Cake 1 cup sugar
2 cups diced apples
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teas baking soda
1/2 teas cinnamon
1/2 teas salt Mix in order. Pour into a greased 8"x8" pan. Bake until toothpick
inserted comes out clean.
Bake 350F 30 minutes This apple cake was made at Susy's welcome back party and I enjoyed it so much I had the recipe emailed and am sharing here with you all today.

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