Cold Food Ideas

What do you do when you’re sick of plain sandwiches or green salads during the summer months? What else can you make? Consider some of the following cold food ideas when you need to prepare a nutritious and delicious meal for your family. Get your inspiration from south of the border. Flour tortillas can be used for so many different types of cuisines. Spread a savory cream cheese spread over the tortilla, add fresh from the garden vegetables, a slice of cheese or two and you have a wonderful cold roll-up the family will love. Fresh fruit salads are another option to consider. Go to the local farmer’s market or fruit stand to purchase fruits in season. These will be juicy and full of flavor. Slice the fruit, place it in a large bowl and refrigerate until time to enjoy it. Three-bean salad is something you may want to prepare. If you’ve never prepared a three-bean salad, youíll be surprised at just how easy it is to make: Drain and rinse one 15 ounce can of green beans, one 15 ounce can of kidney beans, and one pound of wax beans. Mix these together with one sliced onion, 3/4 cup white sugar, 2/3 cup distilled white vinegar, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon celery seed. Once the salad is thoroughly combined, allow it to set in the refrigerator for 8 to 12 hours. That’s it! Serve and enjoy. If your family enjoys macaroni and cheese during the colder months, theyíll likely enjoy cold pasta salads during the spring and summer. There...

Roasted Potatoes With Dill

  A great roasted potato is the perfect compliment to just about any meal. This recipe includes dill and green onions and is very easy to make. This makes about 4 nice sized side dishes.   Ingredients:   8 medium yellow potatoes, cut in half 2 chopped green onions 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill Salt and pepper   How to Make It:   Preheat your oven to 350 F.   In a large mixing bowl, add the green onions, olive oil and dill. Add the potatoes and toss to coat thoroughly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.   Bake for about 50-60 minutes and toss every 15 minutes or so, so they brown evenly on all sides.   Variations:   Use this method to make any kind of flavor combination you’d like. Vary the type of potatoes, herbs and more.  ...