Summertime and the livin’ is….HOT! Who wants to hover over a hot stove in late July when the outdoor temps are soaring? Not I…
We receive a monthly publication called “NEBline” which comes to us from the University of Nebraska extension from Lancaster County. The most recent issue touted summer salads and they all have ingredients, most of which are available to those who use public assistance!
Here’s what The Normanator and Mother Connie are having for dinner tonight:
Yield: 6 servings
2 cups whole kernel corn *Use fresh or frozen, cooked and drained **Use canned if that’s what you have in your pantry.
3/4 cup chopped tomato *If fresh tomatoes are not available to you, just drain a can of tomatoes and save the juice to use in soups, stews or a “stewed tomato” side dish. Chop the amount you need and store the excess in the fridge.
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup /ranch dressing
In a bowl, combine veggies. Stir in dressing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
SIDEBAR: The Normanator thinks salad is not properly prepared unless the dressing is a Nebraska brand, Dorothy Lynch. I hate to break it to HIM but people really could use whatever dressing is your personal favorite. END SIDEBAR.
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And please keep yer cool on these hot summer days!
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