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Three Bean Salad & Caramel Puffs


 Aldi Sale Recipe Time!
Sale runs from June 27 – July(ALREADY!!!!time is flying!)3.   

* Clancy’s Puffed Corn,  butter flavor is $1.29. It makes a simply delish crunchy sugary snack called Caramel Puffs. (Recipe to follow.)
* Cherries are $1.99 for a 16 oz. pkg.!! Just gotta grab one or two cause that is a GREAT price! Other great fruits are on sale too, aren’t we ALL enjoying this delish warm weather produce!??!?

I noticed in the ad that Aldi has a canned “3 Bean Salad” for $0.99, I have never tried this but do make my own using all Aldi ingredients……so I am going to give my recipe which might just be cheaper than their canned version.

I have always thought that I had a bit of “old fashionedness” in me. I like to wear skirts and I like to knead bread. I have always been intrigued by the “olden days” and love to hear the stories and see pictures. I prefer to write over typing, technology and I do not always agree, if I could just speak to the computer and tell it that IT is wrong and I am right and that I did NOT mean to delete those important files and can I please have them back…oh….The whole point to this tangent is that this salad is one of my favorites and one of the few ways I can get veggies in my kids (they really do enjoy it), BUT I, for some reason, think that it seems like an “old-fashioned” salad. I am not embarrassed that I like it cause I know that you will too, maybe you already do and YEAH! Another great summer salad and this one travels like a champ cause it has nothing that will spoil if it is warm out!

Three Bean Salad  
1 can wax beans, drained
1 can green beans, drained
1 can kidney beans, drained
1/2 c. chopped green pepper
1/4 c. chopped onion
Dressing :
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. cider vinegar, can use white if you do not have cider vinegar
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
Mix all the beans, green pepper and onion in a bowl. Put the dressing ingredients in your favorite dressing shaker (mine is a cleaned peanut butter jar), shake it well and pour over the bean mixture. This tasted best if you let it marinade at least 8 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon and enjoy!

Recipe from Mom W.

Caramel Puffs is another recipe that most of you may already be familiar with and sorry about that, but if just one person out there has never had or made then I will be thrilled to have shared it, if you haven’t had this before then you really should at least check it out! It really is genius. Like caramel popcorn….sorta….but different.  My tip  here it to be sure sure sure to boil that butter/brown sugar/corn syrup mixture for 2 solid minutes at a FULL boil. It makes all the difference in the crunchyness you want to have here, boil it to shortly and you will have chewy….which is just fine IF you want to pull your fillings out, NOT suggested however! (PS ~ I usually half this recipe.)

Caramel Puffs
2 (8 oz.) bags of  puffed corn, butter flavor
2 sticks margarine or butter
2 c.brown sugar
1/2 c.light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix the margarine or butter,  brown sugar and corn syrup in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, when it has reached a FULL boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Stirring always. Take off heat and add the baking soda and vanilla. Spread the puffs onto 2 large cookie sheets (about 10x14ish with sides!)  Drizzle the sugar yumminess over top and stir well to coat. Bake @ 275* for 1 hour, stirring every 15-20 minutes. When done, dump onto wax paper or a paper bag to cool. Cool completely and store in an air-tight container. ENJOY.

Recipe from Tasteful Traditions, from Trinity PRC Young People’s Society. (I just changed some of the directions a bit.)