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Old 05-09-2006, 06:18 PM   #11
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More reason to go for the deviled eggs and roasted potatoes!

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Old 05-09-2006, 06:45 PM   #12
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I am a fan of salads with hamburgers/hot dogs.

How about a cucumber salad with some sweet onions, nothing better. Oil, vinegar, a tad of sugar and some spices (dill works very well), top with some parsley and maybe some julienned or thinly sliced carrot, and let it marinate for several hours. If you can find some fresh, ripe tomatoes, we just picked up some at our local farm stand (where they are from I have no idea) that would be fine. But they are not necessary.

Or can try a mushroom salad (Google for recipes).

A jar of pimientos will give some nice flavor and color to it.

Could try what we call an antipasto pasta salad.

It is a pasta salad with the makings of an antipasto, such as Genoa salami and pepperoni and a white cheese . Add some jarred pimientos, or sliced peppers, olives, oil and vinegar, some oregano or Italian seasoning. You can substitute, or add, at will. Think of it as cold pasta (usually use spirals because they hold the sauce, but you can use any), some meat, your choice, in slices or small chunks, white cheese, and an olive salad. Make it with what you can get and make it yours. It is very forgiving.

The olive dressing is best made the day before, the flavors really blend overnight.

Or a carrot salad (again Google).

Would keep the beans, just a personal preference.

Just a few ideas. Hope they help and enjoy.

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Old 05-10-2006, 08:01 AM   #13
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Here are some ideas:

-Grilled Asparagus


-7 Layer Salad

-Pasta Salads.....see the thread in the salad forum for ideas

-Baked Beans

-Grilled sliced potatoes and onions ( I just get a good size sheet of alum. foil and slice the potatoes and onions.....add some pats of butter and S & P. Seal the foil and plunk it down on the grill. Takes about 20 minutes......turn the packet every so often. Don't put it over hot coals or they'll burn.

-Cucumber Salad.....I plan to try these myself

Hope this helps!
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:10 AM   #14
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I would go with a colored salad with everything in it and some Tzatziki...
completely satisfied with that.
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:27 AM   #15
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Potato salad
Macroni egg salad
3 bean hot dish(yum)
Fresh fruit salad
Cut up fresh veggies with a dip
Sour Kraut mixed with brown sugar. (great on dogs and burgers)
Thick,thick chili for topping burgers and dogs.
Assorted grilled veggies
sliced cheese
7 layer dip and tortillas
Sauerkraut Salad..1 can sosurkraut, rinsed and drained
1 can green beans,drained
1 can wax beans, drained
2 cups sliced celery
1 med onion, chopped
1 sm jar pimento
1 green pepper, chopped
1 tlb veg oil
1 cup vinegar
1 and 1/2 cup sugar
Combine vegetables. Combine oil, vinegar and sugar. Bring to boil. Cool. Pour over veggies. Refrigerate. can be made a couple days ahead. Serves 10 to 12 people.
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:42 AM   #16
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Broccoli is still in season, so you may want to try ...

Raw Broccoli Salad
1 bunch fresh broccoli heads, washed and cut into small florets
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/3 cup sunflower seeds, raw or roasted
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup red onion finely chopped

Combine all the above ingredients and toss with dressing (see below). Chill at least 2 hours before serving.

Combine the following:
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup sour cream
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons red wine or cider vinegar
(You may use 1/2 cup mayo OR Miracle Whip as a substitute for the mayo and sour cream in the recipe.)

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Old 05-10-2006, 10:10 AM   #17
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Thumps, I used to make a kraut salad for my ex, from a recipe his mother gave me. It was just onions, peppers, celery, kraut and brown sugar...I didn't care for it, but the ex liked it.
Yours looks delicious, and I will definately give it a try!
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:54 PM   #18
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If you are a fan of baked beans, this recipe seems to be even better. As I am NOT a fan, I don't eat them. My sister makes this recipe and is always being asked for it because people love it.

Calico Beans

Type of Prep : Crock Pot
Cuisine : Southern, U.S. Regional

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cans (approx 16 ounces each) baked beans, drain but reserve liquid*
  • 1 can (15 ounces) red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) lima beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tsp mustard

* Drain the juice in the baked beans and reserve to use as needed to thin mixture throughout cooking.
Brown ground beef with bacon and onion. Put all ingredients in slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce to LOW and cook 3 to 5 hours.
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Old 05-10-2006, 02:18 PM   #19
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bbq baked beand, corn on the cobb,potatoe salad or egg salad,cole slaw, and maybe some garlic bread as well... :)
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Old 05-10-2006, 03:21 PM   #20
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I am a big fan of the summertime favorite 5 cup salad.

1 cup mandarin oranges

1 cup slicsed strawberries

1 cup marshmellows

1 cup coconut

1 cup of sour cream or coolwhip

Easy, simple and so tasty

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