Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tastes of Summer

To me, there's nothing better than picnic food. The kind of food that screams family reunion, togetherness, the hoops and hollars of memories shared, good and bad and time around a picnic table. Those times usually include the the mile long table piled high with the summer staples; baked beans, hamburgers, pistachio jello salad and the like. This recipe came from my great friend and mama, Ashley, thank you for sharing this girl! She made this for one of our family dinners and as soon as the sweet tanginess hit my tastebuds, I was in summertime heaven. I hope that you have one of those recipes that brings about the detritus memories of reunions, gatherings, picnics and catching fireflies. Summer is the best time. It's my second favorite season because of everything it brings with it; the growth of nature, the pool, mowing the lawn and the fragrant fresh cut grass, blowing bubbles with Ava, walking barefoot (if you so choose), and flip flops, ahhhh flip flops. Isn't that ever so familiar sound such a way of today? Just slip 'em on and you're ready to go, ready to do anything! Well before you go, take a dive into this salad. It tastes like summer!

Tangy Tomato & Cucumber Salad

1/4 c white vinegar

1/2 c sugar

1/2 t salt

1/4 t pepper

2-3 T olive oil

3 tomatoes sliced

3 med. cucumbers seeded and sliced

1 sm yellow onion halved and sliced

Put all veggies in medium bowl. Whisk together vinegar through oil. Pour over veggies and allow to marinate for a couple of hours or overnight. Enjoy!

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