Monday, June 9, 2008

Mama's Cucumber Salad

We had a fun Day on Saturday. We met Big Daddy's twin brother, the artist and his family. They came into town from T-town to spend the weekend. Saturday we went to their hotel and spent the day at the pool. I would post pictures, but I will save myself the humiliation.
That evening we all met my mother in law at our local Mexican Restaurant and ate supper together. She had competed in the Rick and Bubba Tennis Super Summer Slam., as we all lay poolside. It was hot! I hear she did well.
Afterwards, my mom in law took the kids home to pick vegetables with Ernie in the his garden. I was delighted when she dropped them back off at home later with a bowlful of tomatoes in hand.
I had made a cucumber salad earlier in the day, so I just cut up the tomatoes and tossed them in as well. All three of my kids will fight over this salad bowl, like it was candy. They love it!

Cucumber & Tomato Salad

cucumbers and tomatoes, washed and cut into bite size pieces (you can also add onions)
*1/2 cup vinegar (any kind)
*1& 1/2 cup oil
*You can play with the amounts, I just pour and guesstimate
1 package of hidden valley buttermilk ranch dry seasoning mix
kosher salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
Mix all together and chill/marinate to allow the flavors to blend. Scoop with a slotted spoon.
This is a perfect summer salad. Delicious!


Miss Bossy Pants said...

I'm coming to your house for Easter next year, okay?

Abbey said...

Oh . . . My . . . Gosh!!! That feast! How delicious that must have been! Have ya noticed that you spend hours getting all this stuff put together and then everybody is stuffed like a pig in about 15 minutes and it's all over! OOHHHHH,but the leftovers are even better the next day! Looks ma'velous, da'ling!

Leigh said...

Bossy Pants, you are welcome anytime!!We'd love to have you!
Abbey- that is funny you said that because my mother said it too yesterday. After all were done, I went to her to tell her how good it was and she said, "All that prep and it's already over". True. But so so good!

snark said...

Trust me...your pictures can't be any worse than the pictures that are to come from the Farmer's Day Parade I was in today. The Hawaiian shirt I was wearing made me look like a walking advertisement for happy hour!

hewy said...

I love your garden salad. It's the best thing in the world to grow your own food and eat it.

nancy gracye said...

Yum! That salad looks good! I can't even comment on the doughnut! But I could eat more than one!

welcome to our lives said...

Yummy! Reminds me of summer days on a farm.

aunty belle said...

now I'se famished!!

Leigh said...

Snark-that is funny.

Hewy-you are so right. And actually I think that is why my kids eat veggies. They like to grow them.

Nancygrayce-Thank ya!

Welcome-Indeed, you should've seenmy cousins garden at the family reunion. The kids picked for her there. Her garden in the country was looking great and big!

Aunt Belle-me too, please pass the sweet tea....