My favorite summer comfort foods:
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Red Skin Potatoe salad
Fresh Green Beans out of the garden
Grilled or Smoked Meats of all sorts
Sliced Fresh Peaches
Home made Ice creem
Ice Cold s-f Lemonade or Tea
and watching the kids playing out in the yard and wishing I had their energy (and heat tolerance) again [:)]
When my outdoor job got cancelled the last few days due to the heat, I used it as a reverse snow day, staying home and relaxing. For dinner I made healthy vegie wraps on whole wheat tortillas.
Dessert was homemade maple butter pecan ice cream. It was so good that my husband, daughter and I polished off the whole quart.
I think you meant to say that you WERE going to enjoy it with a libation later on? If not…………heck……..a cold salad and a cold libation sound great to me for breakfast on a hot morning![:o)]
I just made a cold salad of sliced cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, spices, quality olive oil and mozzarela. I let it chill in the frige for several hours and enjoyed with some libation and Waverly Wafers.
Paul E. Smith
Tuna fish salad on tomatoes with lots of pepper
Zucchini and yellow squash
fresh corn (grilled in-husk)
I always look forward to fresh picked corn on the cob and right now the time is ripe.
green beans cooked long and low with a ham bone on top of Mom’s cornbread with some diced onion on top for crunch, yellow squash casserole, mashed potatoes, waldorf salad, LOTS of iced sweet tea to wash it down and peach cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream for dessert. I hope that’s what Mom cooks for me when I get home to GA!!!!
Southern comfort (from southern New York)
For me, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers still warm from the hot sun, straight out of the garden, tomato washed and sliced, cucumber peeled and sliced on a plate with Viva Italian Dressing.
Mint Iced Tea with clean fresh mint from the garden packed like a bush in the pitcher.
Fresh fruit salad
Grilled burgers (eating outside after the sun has gone down)
Tomatoes fresh from the garden
Store-bought potato salad with my own (numerous) hard-boiled eggs cut in. My mom actually makes a better potato salad from scratch, but that’s several hundred miles away. Grote & Weigel natural casing franks on a toasted bun with honey-mustard. And summer doesn’t mean an end to my year-round comforts: shepherd’s pie (sometimes made with corned beef), scratch chili, meatloaf, and believe it or not, creamed corn on mashed potatoes, baked beans with various pork products–and especially Indian pudding. And finally, lobster, which I can sometimes get for free due to the nature of my job (resort manager)
Big Ugly Mich
Now is the time for all good men to partake of a good Chicago Style Hot Dog, as the tomatoes and CUCUMBERS (which are not part of the original formula, but get them if you can, especially NOW that they’re RIPE like the tomatoes) are as fresh as they get. It helps that I don’t like pickles, just as a warning to those of you that do.
Also corn on the bone, which I soak and put on a grill just until the leaves start to burn, then turn 90 degrees and start over until I turned it three times, then smear the butter on until it pours off rather than drips off. I usually leave the silk on until I’m just ready to consume it. The only downside is that I have to take the leaves off one at a time so the stem stays in place when I add the butter.
Berries of any stripe. It’s too late for good strawberries, but that was something to behold. Tomatoes hot off the vine are great with burgers, hot dogs, chopped up on fettucine, or by their lonesome.
The best treat of all is a trip to the drive-in with my wife and a watermelon on ice. The downside to that is I’m up all night going to the bathroom, but this day and age, I’m doing that anyway, so what the hey?
An old depression era dish that my grandmother made, Cream, Toast and Tomatos. A very simple dish, Day old homemade bread toasted, freh garden tomatos and a simple cream sauce poured on top. Sometimes she would use fresh stewed tomatos which was also great. Being a frugal type person she always had cooked turkey or a very large roast chicken on hand and sliced some of that up cold to serve with it. Damn Decient. Chow Jim
German cucumber salad
Chilled pasta salads
Corn on the cob
Lots of unsweetened ice tea
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