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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Facebook Cucumber Salad

I'm calling this 'Facebook Cucumber Salad' because it seems to have gone viral on Facebook.  A friend of mine was going to make it.....but I had to do it because she wasn't going to share with me! (sorry Stefanie!!!)  

Makes 2 quarts
It's Pointless!!

7 cups unpeeled pickling cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 cup thinly sliced onion
1 cup thinly sliced red, yellow or green bell pepper
1 tsp salt
1 cup white vinegar
2 cups Splenda granulated
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp mustard seed

Mix cucumber, onion and pepper slices in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt; set aside.

Put vinegar, Splenda, celery and mustard seeds in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool for 1 hour.

Pour liquid over the veggies and stir. Spoon/pour into 2 quart jars. Store jars in fridge for up to 2 months......if they last that long!!

MY SPIN: The original recipe called for 1 TBSP salt.....way too much in my opinion! The next time I make this, I'm going to use a few more of the cucumbers to fill the jars completely. Also will use more vinegar......these taste a lot like Bread & Butter Pickles and think more vinegar will give them more of a cuke salad taste. They're good this way, tho!!!

Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court!!   *** The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark. ***
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