Thursday, June 26, 2008

She Lives! And A Summer Yummy

Good heavens, has it really been since before *Christmas*? Sorry folks. I have been saving all my pithy ramblings for the evil MySpace blog, and lately - that addictive Twitter. Life in the Hicksville is hot, windy, and oh so blissful. But that's not what got me to finally put a blog up. BigMama is looking for easy peasy summer recipes for supper, and since she put up a Mr. Linky rather than letting us just post comments, I thought I'd contribute the easiest, coolest summer recipe I know.

Chef Salad

Buy a bag of salad. Any version will do. Dump into a big pretty bowl.
Add whatever other veggies you might have in the fridge. Cut up broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers, tomatos, bell peppers - whatever floats your boat. And was preferably in the fridge all day.
Take deli ham and turkey, slice into quick strips, and dump on top.
Sprinkle with cheese from your handy dandy bag o shredded cheese.
Add slices of hard boiled eggs if you must. I don't care for them, but the hubby sometimes likes to add some to his.

Most importantly - serve with sides of fruit - whatever fruit your kids like. I've found that cantaloupe seems to go over pretty well. And let 'em pick out what they like from their serving of salad - what they don't eat, you can - and it won't even have a ton of calories either.

Top with your favorite dressing and voila. Cool, easy, tasty. Perfect for after a day broiling in the pool.

Or so I've heard. We don't have a pool. And there are no community pools out in the boonies. For me, it's perfect after spending hours baking while pulling weeds from the garden. As a matter of fact, I just may make this tonight. (No - I didn't do a menu plan this week. I'm a slacker. I blame the hubby - he's the one who dragged us all out to the lake last weekend to go fishing. Then I out-fished him. Heh. That'll teach 'im.)

Wow - that was much easier than I expected. Maybe if I get a comment or two, I might try it again!