Monday, June 8, 2015

Summer Dinners

Living in the South, it's challenging in the summer to find something to eat that is appetizing despite the heat.  We all want to eat healthy but have something yummy.  But, you never want to eat heavy in the summer.  No stews or soups.  No big pastas or roasts.  So it's always a struggle.

But last night I think I hit a home run.

Last night's menu was Turkey Burgers from Allrecipes

Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers

I paired that with easy corn on the cob( white corn of course).  It was crisp and sweet and just the best thing for it.

Along with that we had Chinese Coleslaw( courtesy of The Brown Eyed Baker)

Chinese Coleslaw Recipe
2 (16-ounce) bags coleslaw mix
1 cup sunflower seeds, shelled (you can buy just the kernels)
1 cup sliced almonds
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 (3-ounce) packages Ramen noodles, crushed
For the Dressing:
1 cup vegetable oil
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup white vinegar
2 seasoning packets from the Ramen noodles


1. In a large bowl, mix together the coleslaw mix, sunflower seeds, almonds, green onions and crushed Ramen noodles.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, vinegar and seasoning packets until well blended.
3. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw mixture and toss until it is evenly distributed. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
And last but not least - Key Lime Buttermilk Icebox pie from this month's Southern Living - because you know I can't stay away from my Southern Living magazine!  I used the graham cracker crust, instead of the buttery cracker crust, but that was just a personal preference.  I also cheated and didn't make my own whipped cream.

Oh and the drink of the night - Peach Bellini's - YUM!  Just some peach nectar with prosecco in a champagne glass!  Drop some raspberries in there and Voila!  Peach Bellinis!

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