Thursday, June 26, 2008

Supper in the Summer

Bigmama seems to have the same trouble I do. When it's hot outside, I don't feel like spending much time in the kitchen. And, some of our normal meals don't really sound that appetizing. So, when the Summertime cooking blues hit, here are a couple of things that I throw on the table.

My kids go crazy over this really simple pasta. Boil any type of pasta you desire and rinse it with cold water. Then pour Kraft Zesty Italian dressing over it. Sometimes we eat it just like this, other times we add parmesan cheese, croutons, tomatoes, or whatever suits our fancy. I usually pair this pasta with grilled chicken, steak or hamburgers.

The other thing I really enjoy in the summer is Frito Salad. Brown some hamburger and add a little taco seasoning to it. Toss together lettuce, cheese, drained kidney beans, and the seasoned hamburger. You can either add the Frito's to the mixture, or you can just put Frito's in the serving bowls. We like to serve the salad with Dorothy Lynch (which I think might be a midwest thing... it's like a french dressing) and Pace Picante Sauce. You can also add tomatoes, black olives, onions, or whatever else makes your mouth happy. Good stuff!

Bigmama has a Mr. Linky up over on her blog. You can head over there to read more Summer Supper ideas or share your own. I'm going to go over myself and look for some fresh summertime ideas.


Jamie said...

Great ideas! We have Dorothy Lynch at our stores here in the NorthWest too.

Daisy Girl said...

That sounds great and simple@ I've got 3 young kids and I'm sure they would like it too! Thanks so much for sharing!

brandiandboys said...

Sounds so yummy, I'm going to give it a try! Thanks...

ihavetobelieve said...

yummy! Never heard of Dorothy Lynch, but Catalina dressing is great on that frito salad! Thanks for the pasta salad reminder. I love that stuff.

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