Thursday, June 11, 2009

Great Summer Sides

It is that time of year again, where your mode of thinking in the kitchen has to go from soups and warm comfort foods, to quick, easy, summer foods. So what do you make when you go to a cook out or grill out at home?

Here are two things I make:

Taco Salad

1 head of lettuce (or salad mix works too)

2-3 tomatoes, cut up

1 lb browned hamburger, rinsed, cooled

1-2 C. shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 large bottle Western Dressing

1/2 bag Doritos

Mix all together in a bowl. Done! Everyone loves the Taco Salad!

Pasta Salad

1 bag Wacky Mac

1/2 bottle Ranch Dressing

1 tomato, diced

Parmesan cheese

Cook the Wacky Mac (noodles) until done. Cool. Cover with ranch and mix together. Mix in tomato. Cover with a dusting of Parmesan cheese.



Snow White said...

my mom used to make that taco salad -- yummy!

Megan said...

Yep, I've had both of these and I can also tell you they're delicious and easy!!!

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

Yumm.. Can't wait for summer!

Steph said...

That is our favorite taco salad recipe - Kraft Catalina dressing will work too (can get it on sale more often the Western)

Can't wait to try the pasta salad - that sounds so easy!

Thank you for sharing!

Leila said...

These salads are so great -- and one just has to relearn them after the cold winter...
Looking forward to it ALL!