With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Three Bean Salad and Cracked Pepper Bread

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Three Bean Salad and Cracked Pepper Bread

A favorite summer side dish of mine is this Three Bean Salad recipe. It goes well with burgers, sandwiches and chicken. I could eat it anytime :)

Begin by rinsing the beans in a colander. Chop onion and bell pepper.
Add the dressing ingredients and vegetables to a bowl.
Gently toss to coat and refrigerate to allow flavors to blend.
1 can cut green beans
1 can red kidney beans
1 can cut yellow wax beans
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 small onion chopped
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 cup salad oil
2/3 cup vinegar

Drain beans. Add beans, onion and green pepper to bowl and toss gently.
Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
Pour dressing over bean mixture, stirring gently to coat well. Let salad marinate in refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Serve chilled.

Cracked Pepper Bread
(My husband loves pepper and covers most everything he eats with it)
1-1/2 cups water (70° to 80°)
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons minced chives
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 cups bread flour
2-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
Directions: In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check the dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). Yield: 1 loaf (2 pounds, 16 slices).
(Taste of Home Recipe)

Dough shaped and ready for second rise

Ready to go into the oven

Hot from the oven

Ready to serve... time for dinner!


Lady Farmer said...

Oh that bread looks devine! I don't have those kinds of pans, but will try it on a cookie sheet.Did I miss the dessert recipe awhile back? It sounds lushious too!
Thanks for sharing!
(P.S. Just noticed the pic of your little schnauzer as a puppy! So Cute!!

Laura said...

My mouth is watering! It all looks delicioous.

I also like the idea of 'cleaning' out the cabinets, etc. That is so gratifying-


Joy said...

Do you cook like this every evening? I admire what a good homemaker you are.

Mildred said...

I love it all but especially the bread. Thanks for sharing!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Looks delicious!!! I have never seen bread molds like that! What a clever idea!!! Love your dinner!

Miss Jen said...

Ummmmm...... everything looks delicious!!
Especially that cracked pepper bread.... YUM!
Thank you so much for sharing, Mrs.H!

Blessings~ Love~ Jen

crochet lady said...

That looks so good. Three bean salad is a summer favorite and your bread, so yummy. I just dont' seem to have time to bake bread from scratch.


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