(Columbia) Dec. 23, 2004 - For a crunchy reminder of summer's abundance, former WIS News 10 anchor Susan Aude's Medley Marinade is a great pick.
Perfect for pot lucks and big holiday dinners when it's difficult to keep everything hot, this dish requires no warming to please.
The flavorful mix is enhanced by the vinegar-oil marinade and the textures of the various vegetables. It's a healthy pick too, with all the vegetables packing plenty of vitamins and fewer calories than most sides.
- 1 16 oz. can French string beans
- 1 16 oz. can shoe peg (white) corn
- 1 16 oz. can English peas
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 cucumber chopped
- 1 rib celery chopped
- 1 green bell pepper chopped
- 1 red bell pepper chopped
- 1 carrot shaved
- 1 cup oil
- 1 cup vinegar
- 1 cup sugar
- Mix together one cup sugar, one cup vinegar, and one cup vegetable oil. Pour over vegetables.
- Seal with plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate overnight.
Then when you get up the next morning, there's one less dish to worry about as you're cooking that holiday meal.
For the cooks that love to substitute and experiment, this is also a very flexible dish since the number of vegetables in the recipe makes change possible without altering the idea of the recipe.
Contributed by Susan Aude