Friday, June 22, 2007
Our Favorite Summer Meals
We have different things we serve at different times of the year. We don't grill much during the winter and we don't have salads and things from the garden. Likewise - we don't serve spaghetti (sometimes at a birthday if it's requested) or chili or stews in the summer. My family looks forward to their favorites coming up each season. Keeps their love alive. They sit in the summer and say I can't wait for some of your chili mama or in the winter - I can't wait till we can grill out some hamburgers with garden fresh tomatoes on them. It keeps the food fresh and not boring.
Here are some of our summer foods -
hamburgers (my all time favorite summer meal)
A big salad (using things from the garden)
A big sandwich - a loaf of french bread - sliced lengthwise and loaded like a Dagwood then sliced for individual slices
Tomato and bacon sandwiches (tomatoes from the garden)
Corn on the cob, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, and sliced cantaloupe. (I don't get away with many meals without meat - but this one is okay cause it's so summer-y)
Chicken Taco Salad - great served cold
Pepperoni pasta salad
Veggies and dip
macaroni salad - want to find a good one
potato salad - not much
I want to learn how to make homemade ice cream this summer!!
ice cream cones
strawberries and whipped cream
From the garden:
fresh made salsa
picnic at the park
picnic at the lake
when it gets really hot - sometimes we will put a video in, turn fans on everyone and watch a movie during dinner on a blanket
hobo lunch - I love this one - I fix the littles a lunch - Pb&J, carrots, a little Debbie, chips or something - tie it up with a bandanna and hang it on a stick. - little boys and sticks with a lunch on it - it doesn't get better than that!!
Please share your summer meal ideas....