My Top Ten Fav Picks From MM #84

Hi! By now, you've probally experienced the "it's too hot to cook" syndrome.
I know that I have. Here in Southern California, August and September and yes, sometimes even October are can be very warm here. 
I've come up with two very easy, filling and affordable salads. They can be made ahead and ready for dishing up for any eating schedules. This is important for when school is back in, sometimes we can't always eat at the same time.
Sometimes, I really crave seafood, which can be challenging to fit into a food budget. I wait until frozen bags of cooked and peeled shrimp go on sale. I used 5 shrimp per person for this meal. I used 1 lb. of microwave cooked linguini noodles, cooled, one large can of diced tomatoes, and one cup of Italian salad dressing. I tossed in a handful of salad greens for color.
The second salad is even easier. I mix one can of corn, one large, diced tomato and 1/2 cup of Italian salad dressing.  I make this particular salad frequently.  It's sooo easy to make and very inexpensive.  We use it as a side for hamburgers and hotdogs, instead of chips and almost always when we BBQ.
Don't forget to treat yourself to a pretty table scape now and then.  We rarely ever go out to eat and a table scape is fun. A pretty dish is just as easy to wash as a plastic one. And don't forget those fancy glasses everyone has and never uses! I filled mine with diet Minute Maid from the litre bottle and added lemon slices.
And go out to your garden every once in a while for some free flowers or greenery for your table.  I don't know the name of this flower, off hand.  Hubs found them by the curb and planted them. 
And last but not least, don't forget the candles too! I like to save money by using tealights and white flameless pillars. 
I'm linking up to Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm this week.


And now for the top ten! If your post was featured this week, feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar.

xoxoxoxo,


Pillow by Confessions Of A Plate Addict




Candelabra by Knick Of Time


Italian Pasta Salad by The French Hutch


Paris Grey Furniture by Reloved Rubbish


Pillows by Art And Sand


Cafe Chair by Turtles And Tails

Hoop Wreath by Daisy Mae Belle


Summer Vignette by Miss Koppy Kat


Scrabble Coasters by Shabby Gals


DIY SB by Lady With The Red Rocker





..: My Top Ten Fav Picks From MM #84

Thursday, August 9

My Top Ten Fav Picks From MM #84

Hi! By now, you've probally experienced the "it's too hot to cook" syndrome.
I know that I have. Here in Southern California, August and September and yes, sometimes even October are can be very warm here. 
I've come up with two very easy, filling and affordable salads. They can be made ahead and ready for dishing up for any eating schedules. This is important for when school is back in, sometimes we can't always eat at the same time.
Sometimes, I really crave seafood, which can be challenging to fit into a food budget. I wait until frozen bags of cooked and peeled shrimp go on sale. I used 5 shrimp per person for this meal. I used 1 lb. of microwave cooked linguini noodles, cooled, one large can of diced tomatoes, and one cup of Italian salad dressing. I tossed in a handful of salad greens for color.
The second salad is even easier. I mix one can of corn, one large, diced tomato and 1/2 cup of Italian salad dressing.  I make this particular salad frequently.  It's sooo easy to make and very inexpensive.  We use it as a side for hamburgers and hotdogs, instead of chips and almost always when we BBQ.
Don't forget to treat yourself to a pretty table scape now and then.  We rarely ever go out to eat and a table scape is fun. A pretty dish is just as easy to wash as a plastic one. And don't forget those fancy glasses everyone has and never uses! I filled mine with diet Minute Maid from the litre bottle and added lemon slices.
And go out to your garden every once in a while for some free flowers or greenery for your table.  I don't know the name of this flower, off hand.  Hubs found them by the curb and planted them. 
And last but not least, don't forget the candles too! I like to save money by using tealights and white flameless pillars. 
I'm linking up to Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm this week.


And now for the top ten! If your post was featured this week, feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar.

xoxoxoxo,


Pillow by Confessions Of A Plate Addict




Candelabra by Knick Of Time


Italian Pasta Salad by The French Hutch


Paris Grey Furniture by Reloved Rubbish


Pillows by Art And Sand


Cafe Chair by Turtles And Tails

Hoop Wreath by Daisy Mae Belle


Summer Vignette by Miss Koppy Kat


Scrabble Coasters by Shabby Gals


DIY SB by Lady With The Red Rocker





5 Comments:

At August 9, 2012 at 8:35 PM , Blogger Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Yummy looking shrimp dish, Mary! I am in the same no cooking mood and needed some inspiration! Thanks for the feature! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

 
At August 11, 2012 at 4:06 AM , Blogger Shivam said...

your all dish is too nice. I like your cooking style it is so good.
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At August 12, 2012 at 12:19 PM , Blogger The French Hutch said...

The shrimp dish looks delicious Mary. Thanks so much for featuring my Pasta Salad.

~Emily
The French Hutch

 
At August 13, 2012 at 7:33 AM , Blogger Miss Kitty said...

Your summer dishes look DIVINE, Mary! They also look like they don't take a lot of time to prepare (a biggy for me). Thanks so much for sharing how you made them and the beautiful table that you set. Thanks so much for featuring my copy cat Potty Barn beach-y vases...I was hoping that YOU would like them while I was making them.

 
At August 13, 2012 at 7:23 PM , Anonymous melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

Thanks so much for featuring my giant embroidery hoop! I absolutely LOVE the typewriter pillow and the scrabble coasters! I am always amazed at how creative people are! Life to the full to you!

 

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