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Old 07-06-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
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What side dishes to serve

We are having a little cookout this weekend and are serving our homemade hot italian sausages with homemade rolls, sauce, green peppers, onions, mushrooms. Do you have some easy, kid friendly, ideas for side dishes to go along with it?

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Old 07-06-2011, 02:42 PM   #2
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I make a baby potato salad with a mix of sour cream, chives and mayo and add cherry tomatoes. My kids love it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:59 PM   #3
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cold veggies with dip, mac and cheese, cauliflour rice,
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:02 PM   #4
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German Pasta Salad, its easy to make and very tasty..

Cook Pasta and mix with mayonnaise.
Add cubed pickles, a little pickle juice, cubed baloney and peas and corn :-o from a can.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:14 PM   #5
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Italian style Pasta Salad:

Pasta of your choice.
Cubes of cheese.
Black Olives.
Onions.
Pepperoni.
Bell Peppers. Your choice of colors.
Cubed Zucchini and Yellow Squash.
Any other raw veggies you have on hand and suits your fancy.
Lightly dressed with Italian Salad Dressing.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:09 PM   #6
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Oh YUM! How about more of the same on the side? If you want to add some kid friendly sides, I would go with watermelon, corn on the cob, and veggie sticks with dip. I thinks sliced tomatoes with fresh mozz and basil would be popular with some kids
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:00 PM   #7
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Spaghetti with marinara sauce
Pasta Salad
French Fries
Coleslaw
Green salad with Italian dressing or vinaigrette
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:57 AM   #8
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You could also make a couscous salad, kids usually love couscous :) or sweet picled baby beetroot salad. I cook up some beetroot till tender, then bring balsamic vinegar and maple syrup (as sweet as you prefer) to a simmer then poor over the beets and refrigerate till needed.
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Thanks for all the yummy suggestions!
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French Fries.... ~~ I don't care for them, but most kids love Tater Tots....

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