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Gingersnap
07-02-2008, 07:03 PM
As usual, more people are coming over on the Fourth. We're having the usual meat thingies and I've got potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans and some thing called Frog-Eyes along with a salad and chips.

What's another good side dish?

asdf2231
07-02-2008, 07:12 PM
3 bean salad with Italian dressing or German potato salad. (The warm kind)

A light pasta salad with brocolli is nice too.

Dern good eatin! ;)

Gingersnap
07-02-2008, 07:28 PM
3 bean salad with Italian dressing or German potato salad. (The warm kind)

A light pasta salad with brocolli is nice too.

Dern good eatin! ;)

I'll consider the three-bean (although I'm not personnally wild about it - too many church suppers). Thanks!

I'm still open to ideas.

biccat
07-02-2008, 07:29 PM
My wife made a great dish called Pan Bigio (?). Basically salad with bread, and it was great.

Sliced basil
Sliced red onions
Diced and seeded tomatoes
Diced cucumbers
Day-old bread, sauteed in garlic and butter then roasted to make croutons

Mix veggies, add in bread and toss with olive oil & balsalmic vinegar. Add cheese (parmasean or romano is good), salt, pepper.

Makes as much as you want, and you can add any extra veggies that you have lying around. The bread can get soggy quick, so its best to serve within a few hours after making. Depending on the size of the bread, you should let the bread absorb flavor for about an hour before serving anyway. You can mix the veggies and dressing early and add the bread when you are ready.

here's a link (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Mid-Summer-Italian-Bread-Salad/Detail.aspx)

It should look like this (although ours wasn't nearly as pretty)
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2007/10/12/manfredi_avocado_salad_wideweb__470x399,0.jpg

Gingersnap
07-02-2008, 07:37 PM
My wife made a great dish called Pan Bigio (?). Basically salad with bread, and it was great.

Sliced basil
Sliced red onions
Diced and seeded tomatoes
Diced cucumbers
Day-old bread, sauteed in garlic and butter then roasted to make croutons

Mix veggies, add in bread and toss with olive oil & balsalmic vinegar. Add cheese (parmasean or romano is good), salt, pepper.

Makes as much as you want, and you can add any extra veggies that you have lying around. The bread can get soggy quick, so its best to serve within a few hours after making. Depending on the size of the bread, you should let the bread absorb flavor for about an hour before serving anyway. You can mix the veggies and dressing early and add the bread when you are ready.

here's a link (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Mid-Summer-Italian-Bread-Salad/Detail.aspx)

It should look like this (although ours wasn't nearly as pretty)
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2007/10/12/manfredi_avocado_salad_wideweb__470x399,0.jpg

Interesting! I have all that stuff.

Bubba Dawg
07-02-2008, 07:44 PM
Waldorf Salad.


Waldorf Salad

PREP TIME 20 Min
READY IN 20 Min
SERVINGS & SCALING
Original recipe yield: 4 servings
US METRIC

About scaling and conversions

INGREDIENTS
3 tart apples - peeled, cored and chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup seedless grapes
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
3 tablespoons apple juice
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1 bunch watercress, trimmed and chopped
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts



DIRECTIONS
In a large bowl, combine the apples and lemon juice. Add the grapes, celery, and green onions; toss.
In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, yogurt, apple juice and celery seeds. Spoon over the apple mixture, and toss gently.
Wash the watercress, and dry thoroughly. Arrange greens on individual salad plates. Mound the apple mixture on top, and sprinkle with the walnuts.

Use the link and change the portion/ingredients

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Waldorf-Salad-I-2/Detail.aspx

LibraryLady
07-02-2008, 08:19 PM
Spinach dip and Hawaiian bread. I have a limited imagination.

Phillygirl
07-02-2008, 08:20 PM
My wife made a great dish called Pan Bigio (?). Basically salad with bread, and it was great.

Sliced basil
Sliced red onions
Diced and seeded tomatoes
Diced cucumbers
Day-old bread, sauteed in garlic and butter then roasted to make croutons

Mix veggies, add in bread and toss with olive oil & balsalmic vinegar. Add cheese (parmasean or romano is good), salt, pepper.

Makes as much as you want, and you can add any extra veggies that you have lying around. The bread can get soggy quick, so its best to serve within a few hours after making. Depending on the size of the bread, you should let the bread absorb flavor for about an hour before serving anyway. You can mix the veggies and dressing early and add the bread when you are ready.

here's a link (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Mid-Summer-Italian-Bread-Salad/Detail.aspx)

It should look like this (although ours wasn't nearly as pretty)
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2007/10/12/manfredi_avocado_salad_wideweb__470x399,0.jpg

That looks wonderful!!

LibraryLady
07-02-2008, 08:27 PM
Can you eat tomatoes in Colorado?

patriot45
07-02-2008, 08:36 PM
We use this as a side alot, just make more than a dollup of the dipping sauce and it is a nice cold side dish.

Marinated Asparagus Salad

1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cooked, or 1 1/2 (15-ounce) cans whole green asparagus spears
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
Black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1 (0.7-ounce) package Italian salad dressing mix, prepared according to package directions
1/4 cup tarragon vinegar
Lettuce leaves
Mayonnaise


Drain the asparagus and layer it in a shallow glass dish. Sprinkle each layer with some crumbled tarragon, pepper, to taste, and garlic salt. Pour the salad dressing and vinegar over the asparagus, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Serve chilled asparagus on lettuce leaves, topped with a dollop of mayonnaise flavored with a little of the dressing.

Gingersnap
07-02-2008, 08:37 PM
Can you eat tomatoes in Colorado?

Uh, yes. Is tomato-eating regulated in other states?

Welcome back, by the way.!

LibraryLady
07-02-2008, 09:00 PM
No one will eat tomatoes other than home-grown around here. Heck, McDonalds brought back the BigMac commercial! (no tomatoes on it). No restauants are seving tomatoes.



Tainted tomato tally hits 810 as more illnesses reported (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/fea/taste/stories/062808dnlivtomatoes.2bf4827.html)


The tally of illnesses linked to tomatoes contaminated with salmonella increased by 54 people, bringing the number of cases to 810, according to U.S. health officials.

Illnesses have been identified in 36 states and Washington, D.C., said Patricia Griffin of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, on a conference call with reporters today. The CDC on Thursday reported 756 illnesses.

The illnesses began in April, according to the CDC. Food and Drug Administration officials have said they believe the outbreak involves tomatoes grown in Mexico or Florida, and investigators are checking points along the distribution chain leading from those locations to pinpoint the source of contamination.

asdf2231
07-02-2008, 09:15 PM
No one will eat tomatoes other than home-grown around here. Heck, McDonalds brought back the BigMac commercial! (no tomatoes on it). No restauants are seving tomatoes.



Tainted tomato tally hits 810 as more illnesses reported (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/fea/taste/stories/062808dnlivtomatoes.2bf4827.html)


it's all just a load of hooie.

my wife got the FDA update at work.

They have ruled out the tomatos and are looking at other things. Which will endear them to the tomato farmers who lost their shirts no doubt.

Also they discovered in the course of the investigation that they literally CANNOT trace tomatos back to their source. Because they go to distribution places that sort them by size and package them all willy nilly.

Also they discovered that tomatos picked here are shipped to Mexico, mixed with Mexican grown tomatos and then repackaged and shipped back here marked "Grown in the USA".

BIG kerfuffle over this stuff right now.

Gingersnap
07-02-2008, 09:20 PM
Sounds yummy - sadly, we buy or grow local. The season is over for us.

LibraryLady
07-02-2008, 09:21 PM
I hate raw tomatoes so I really hadn't cared!

Phillygirl
07-02-2008, 09:23 PM
I initially stopped eating them...then just decided one day I couldn't have the BLT without it. I haven't died yet.

Goldwater
07-02-2008, 09:40 PM
I want to enslave you all and make you cook for me. :eek:

asdf2231
07-02-2008, 09:49 PM
Nobody has yet suggested the good ole American dish of Jello with fruit and tiny marshmellows.

Or you could make Gay Jello!
http://www.designmom.com/uploaded_images/Picture-1-712855.png



:D

Gingersnap
07-03-2008, 12:02 AM
Nobody has yet suggested the good ole American dish of Jello with fruit and tiny marshmellows.

Or you could make Gay Jello!
http://www.designmom.com/uploaded_images/Picture-1-712855.png



:D

You are just evil but you know that.

megimoo
07-03-2008, 12:24 AM
Is this too fancy?

scalloped potatoes with goat cheese and herbes de provence

A new scalloped potatoe. With a beef tenderloin for dinner. They're very rich but quite delicious.

1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 1/2 cups canned chicken broth
1 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup minced shallots
1 tablespoon minced garlic
4 teaspoons herbes de Provence
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 10 1/2- to 11-ounce log soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled
4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced

Herbes de Provence.
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon thyme
1 tablespoon chervil
1 tablespoon rosemary
1 tablespoon summer savory
1 teaspoon lavender
1 teaspoon tarragon
1 teaspoon marjoram
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon mint
2 powdered or chopped bay leaves

Mix together all of the ingredients and store in a tightly sealed container.
Makes about 1/3 cup herb mix.
Preheat oven to 400F. Butter 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Mix first 7 ingredients in large pot. Bring to simmer over medium-high heat. Add half of cheese; whisk until smooth. Chill remaining cheese. Add potatoes to pot; bring to simmer.

Transfer potato mixture to prepared dish, spreading evenly. Cover with foil; bake 15 minutes. Uncover and bake until potatoes are very tender and liquid bubbles thickly, about 50 minutes.

Dot potatoes with remaining cheese. Bake until cheese softens, about 5 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes before serving.

linda22003
07-03-2008, 08:18 AM
baked beans and some thing called Frog-Eyes



I predict a short party. :eek:

Gingersnap
07-03-2008, 09:14 AM
Nobody has yet suggested the good ole American dish of Jello with fruit and tiny marshmellows.

Or you could make Gay Jello!
http://www.designmom.com/uploaded_images/Picture-1-712855.png



:D

Unhappily, I find this dish more appealing today. :eek:

asdf2231
07-03-2008, 10:52 AM
Unhappily, I find this dish more appealing today. :eek:

Just goes to show your multiculturalism.

It is seriously cool looking jello though.

Hidden agendas aside. ;)

megimoo
07-03-2008, 11:52 AM
Just do what we do take a three quarter size baking sheet and load it up with about a dozen each of chopped Zucchini, Summer Squash and a bunch of large quartered mushrooms. Drizzle the whole thing with EVO and shake on salt and lot of Italian seasoning .Stick it into a turbo oven for about an half hour until its soft and slightly wilted and Finally shake grated cheese over the top and serve on the same baking sheet on trivets .


trivet: A trivet (pronounced /ˈtrɪvɨt/), also known as a 'hot plate,' is an object placed between a serving dish or bowl, and a dining table, usually to protect the table from heat damage.

bijou
07-03-2008, 12:44 PM
You could get some ideas here: http://hiphop.popcrunch.com/coolio-cookin-with-coolio-internet-show/

Gingersnap
07-03-2008, 02:13 PM
You could get some ideas here: http://hiphop.popcrunch.com/coolio-cookin-with-coolio-internet-show/

You hate me, don't you?

bijou
07-03-2008, 02:30 PM
You hate me, don't you?

Just trying to give you some ideas for a multicultural July 4th. :D

Gingersnap
07-03-2008, 02:38 PM
Just trying to give you some ideas for a multicultural July 4th. :D

Well, the watermelon and fried chicken jokes just leap into the imagination but I forced another friend to bring something. She will have to come up an idea.

Oddly enough, while we may be short on side dishes, the beer inventory is just growing by leaps and bounds.

megimoo
07-03-2008, 02:50 PM
Well, the watermelon and fried chicken jokes just leap into the imagination but I forced another friend to bring something. She will have to come up an idea.

Oddly enough, while we may be short on side dishes, the beer inventory is just growing by leaps and bounds.The most important stuff plus places for the guys to watch sports !

Gingersnap
07-03-2008, 03:27 PM
The most important stuff plus places for the guys to watch sports !

None of our friends are big sports guys. They will have to be content with the attractive female viewing. ;)

biccat
07-05-2008, 02:57 PM
So what did you make?