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I just want mac n' cheese so here are some fun facts about my mom's iconic summer pasta salad i guess
Did somebody say three free boxes of mac n' cheese just for entering a Vocal challenge?!?! Oh boy! Is this Christmas or summer? I can't tell. To paraphrase Marlon Brando in The Godfather, this is a damn good offer I can't refuse. Just like Vito Corleone in the first movie of the trilogy, I want to firmly shake BOTH HANDS of the genius who thought of this brilliant idea. You've literally made me come out of a Vocal blogging hiatus just for this challenge. Thank you. Honor on you, honor on your cow, honor on the mac n' cheese company sponsoring this shindig. You've made this mac n' cheese lovin' girl very happy.
A Cool Choice...
For most of us, summer is a time when we want to relax, settle into a very comfortable deck chair, have a drink, and let the sun and heat allow us to forget how quickly the moment can pass. There are picnics, festivals, barbecues, family gatherings and vacations to be had, and with all of that, we have food to eat. For me, my family’s food and meals were always full of different varieties of colors, flavors, spices and styles. The difficult thing is to try to choose one thing that defined our summer eating. Barbecues would provide a lot of choices straight from the grill; then there was watermelon (not a favourite food, but still quite popular), sorrel (a drink made from the dried plant of the same name, and still not a favourite), ginger beer (pass), homemade candies and cakes and a lot of salad (oh, so much salad). But none of these choices really brings my childhood summers home to me (the only summers that really count). I have to choose something that involves my own family and certain outings to the farm where I participated in gathering this particular choice.
Aunt Sue's Macaroni Salad
There were never any paparazzi lurking in the bushes but Aunt Sue still referred to her signature BBQ dish as her “World Famous Macaroni Salad”. As a kid gullible enough to believe a nocturnal fairy was periodically buying my discarded teeth, I took her at her word. After all, even if she was possibly exaggerating, it was a damned good salad.
Aye, ye cannae beat a fish supper!
*Disclaimer: I can’t be held responsible for any mouth drooling, feelings of envy or ridiculous cravings whilst reading this article.
My Mom's 90s Era Pasta Salad and My Newman's Own Dressing Obsession
Ever since I was old enough to eat salads, I have been obsessed with Newman’s Own oil and vinegar salad dressing. As a child of the 90s, my mom often served dinner side salads, and my iceberg lettuce and carrot shreds would be doused with the best that Paul Newman had to offer. My salad bowl would resemble an oil and vinegar soup because I’d use half the bottle in one sitting. By the time I reached elementary school, my mom had to start buying the dressing in bulk due to the sheer quantity I was consuming.
Food, Man, Food…
I am not one of those people who has a million skills. Most days I feel like a barely functioning adult who will take every gold star I can get, so long as I earned them honestly. That out of the way, I know food. I considered going into the service industry for a living and decided not to because I realized it would make me hate doing something I enjoy, which would have drastically skewed my outlook on summers and what they bring. Fresh sliced watermelon that was picked at just the right time, so it’s juicy and sweet. Cold cocktails with friends in the hot dry evenings of the Southwest. Ice cream with my kids after a long day of working in the sun. All of that is so intertwined with Summer in my memories that I can almost smell them on the long days waiting for the sun to set in the western horizon, starting somewhere around the middle of May, when New Mexico starts to really warm up.
Food for the Soul
There is no single food that entirely encapsulates summer. Such constriction in this season of freedom is unnatural. Summertime is for Mom and Pop’s places; for make-shift melon stands; for pomegranate-stained fingers and popsicle-painted faces. It’s for that blackberry cobbler recipe your great aunt tucked in the back of her bible, all the while, claiming dessert this good has got to be a sin. It’s the closest we get to the good ole days and the furthest we get from the troubles of now.
From the time I was young, I loved Godzilla movies. Godzilla movies and the Ultraman television show, but Ultraman is for another story. I remember getting excited every Saturday afternoon to see what “new” Godzilla movie would be showing on my local television station. My seven-year-old brain delighted in the different monsters each and every week. And you can imagine how blown away I was when I saw Jet Jaguar in Godzilla versus Megalon! But again, Godzilla versus Megalon is a topic that deserves a story all to itself.
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The Unbearable Sweetness of Old Bananas
There’s a secret to good banana bread. As it happens, it’s the same as the secret to a good summer. We’ll get there. First, though, we need to get one thing straight: A banana is a berry.
Best Healthy Foods to Eat
Getting enough of the right foods can be challenging for some people with a fitness obsession. Health and fitness make great companions, but they can also be challenging to tolerate simultaneously. Eating healthy foods can help you feel satisfied for longer, lose weight and stay energized. Here are 5 healthy foods to eat:
The Reason You Shouldn't Boil Eggs Straight From the Fridge
Can you believe that there are people out there who actually boil their eggs straight from the fridge? Believe it or not, it’s a thing. And while some people find this method to be successful, I’ve always found it to be difficult to peel boiled eggs that have been boiled directly from the fridge.
Cornbread Pancakes Recipe
What could be better than waking up to the smell of freshly-made pancakes? How about being greeted by the sweet, fluffy aroma of cornbread pancakes instead? This recipe is perfect for weekend mornings when you have a little extra time to cook breakfast. The best part is that these pancakes are just as easy to make as traditional ones – all you need is a few basic ingredients and a skillet.
Why You Shouldn't use Chocolate Chips when Melting Chocolate
Do you love chocolate chip cookies? They are probably one of my favorite cookies. I am sure that when you make them, you use a lot of chocolate chips. Have you ever stopped to think what happens to those chocolate chips when they are baked in the oven? They melt and spread out! That is why your cookies turn out so thick and gooey. If you want thin, crispy chocolate chip cookies, then you should use melted chocolate instead of chocolate chips. Let me show you how it is done!
Why you should avoid grilling steak straight from the fridge
Have you ever taken a steak straight from the fridge and thrown it on the grill? If so, you're not alone. Many people believe that this is the best way to cook steak. However, this is one of the worst ways to cook steak. In this blog post, I'll explain why cooking steak straight from the fridge is a bad idea, and I'll share some tips on how to cook a steak properly. Let's get started!
7 healthy picnic snacks
#1.Garlic tortilla with mozzarella It is extremely tasty, fragrant. And it is easy to prepare and not at all long. Especially if we have an assistant-a bread maker.
THE MOST DELICIOUS HEALTHY FRIES YOU’LL EVER TRY!
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