What reminds me of the 4th of July??? When the big tomatoes start turning red! While I have had cherry tomatoes turning red for a little while now, it is not until the "big" ones start turning that I feel it is truly summer!
I would also like to share a recipe that I have made today for the first time. This recipe is featured in the cookbook from Gooseberry Patch called "SUMMER IN THE COUNTRY".
BLT MACARONI SALAD
("SUMMER IN THE COUNTRY" - PAGE 167)
16 oz. pkg. macaroni, cooked
1-1/4 c. celery diced
5 green onions, finely chopped (I used 1/4 c. finely chopped Vidalia onion)
1 tomato, diced (I used several cherry tomatoes, diced)
1-1/4 c. mayonnaise
5 t. white vinegar
1/4 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
GARNISH: 1 lb. bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
In a large bowl, combine macaroni, celery, onion and tomato. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients except bacon;pour over macaroni mixture, tossing to coat. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Just before serving, sprinkle with bacon.
Serves 6 to 8
The ingredients are fairly easy to prepare!
Salads are very good and refreshing to have during summer get togethers!