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Essential summer foods -- and how to make them

Discussion in 'The Creative Community' started by SoonerKate, Jun 16, 2003.

  1. SoonerKate

    SoonerKate <font color=FF66FF>I'm so good, I was tagged!<br><

    I was thinking about the things that make summer summer, and a big part of that is food.

    What food makes your summer? What's your favorite summer recipe?

    For me, it's lemonade and key lime cream pie (which contains neither key limes nor cream, but it's still really good!).


    1 Cup Lemon Juice
    1 Cup Sugar
    6 1/2 Cups Water

    Mix the Lemon Juice and Sugar together until the Sugar is dissolved. Add water. Pour over ice and drink.

    The original recipe is a little sweet for me (I like my lemonade pretty tart) so I cut out about a quarter cup of sugar, and adjust the water. Plus, I like the pulp so I always use fresh squeezed lemons. Bruised mint or berry puree is good mixed with lemonade, too.

    Key Lime Cream Pie

    Frozen Minute Maid Limeaid Concentrate
    One tub of coolwhip (whatever kind you like..reduced fat, whatever)
    One can sweetened condensed milk
    premade graham cracker crust

    Mix first 3 ingredients until smooth. Pour into crust. Stick in freezer until firm. Eat.

    I'm all about quick and easy when it comes to desserts.
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  3. AJA55

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    Yummy, Key Lime pie. My first taste was also my first trip to WDW. I was hooked! ! I buy the Key Lime juice and follow the recipe on the bottle. Beer in the "****" chicken is summer for me or for that matter any charcoal grilled junk. I'm the BBQer.
  4. RRBB

    RRBB <font color=3333FF>I think I'm in the mood for Ton

    Watermelon!!!! That's the food that says summer for me. And best of all, no cooking required. :)
  5. Beth E. (NJ)

    Beth E. (NJ) <font color=red>Disney obsessed<br><font color=blu

    For me it's anything cooked on the grill.

    Hamburgers with nice ripe tomatoes on potatoe rolls are a summer delight.
  6. d.kurz

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    For me the ultimate summer food is a tomato sandwich!

    1 ripe home-grown tomato, sliced
    2 slices wheat bread
    1 slice american cheese
    salt and pepper

    slap it together, gobble it down. repeat as necessary. my mouth is watering!!!
  7. yummy72

    yummy72 Mouseketeer

    Grilled vegetables fresh from the garden (or Farmer's Market!) or anything on the grill for that matter!!!

    and BLT's with really good tomatoes...
  8. Spinning

    Spinning <font color=deeppink>Give me a chunk of something

    DKutz: right there with you with the tomato sandwich but no cheese, lots of salt and Miricle whip! and fresh white or potato bread!
  9. crazyforpooh

    crazyforpooh <font color=FF6600>Proud American who loves her li

    Pick one fresh cuke cucumber - slice just right

    2 slices of whole wheat bread or which ever you prefer

    A little cains mayo

    Pepper - fresh ground

    A touch of salt.

    Oh how I wish it were this time of year right now. I could use a cucumber sandwich.

    Oh also anything on the grill and don't forget the CORN on the COB. YUMMY
  10. SoonerKate

    SoonerKate <font color=FF66FF>I'm so good, I was tagged!<br><

    I make those cucumber sandwiches, but I use cream cheese or herb butter instead of mayo. Sooo good!
  11. loisg1

    loisg1 Guest

    Corn on the cob and grillin'.... when (of if) it's not raining!! :rolleyes:

  12. gshoemate

    gshoemate <font color=blue>Wants to Talk to the Dolphins!<br

    Fruit salad...watermelon, cantelope and blueberries with whipped cream on top.
  13. monalsw

    monalsw <font color=blue>Had an embarassing SpongeBob mome

    on the grill-bbq chicken, veggie packs, burgers, hot dogs, etc

    from the gardens-strawberries, corn on the cob, yellow squash (any way you can cook it!)
  14. disneydeb

    disneydeb Mouseketeer

    nothing like a good potato salad, with grilled steak or bbq chicken, corn on cob, strawberry shortcake made with berrys fresh from field and homemade whipped cream yum with fresh brewed sweet tea with extra lemon
  15. Trish Bessette

    Trish Bessette <font color=green>Not a nerd<br><font color=blue>D

    Oh the joys of summer!:Pinkbounc

    Nothing better than chicken kabobs on the grill, home made red potato salad, home made baked beans, corn on the cobb and top it off with my frozen peanut butter pie.

    :cool: Now that I'm starving, I'm off to the grocery store and start my cooking!

    Enjoy your weekend everyone.

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