Cucumber and Tomato Balsamic Salad

Pretty tomato obsessed over here!

Cucumber and Tomato Balsamic Salad
Ingredients
1 large cucumber, sliced thinly
1 large tomato, diced  (or 2 small Roma tomatoes, a handful of baby heilooms, etc.)
3 tablespoons balsamic balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt
pepper
Directions…
Combine sliced cucumber and  tomato  in a medium bowl. Add balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Sprinkle on roughly 1/2 teaspoon each salt and peeper and mix together well. ENJOY!

This Slaw, Ya’ll!!!!!!!

This slaw is EVERYTHING! I first had a version of this at Fresh Market’s deli counter.  I really have no idea how they make it, but this is my take on it.  I am eating the rest of this for breakfast…

Next I am going to attempt to conquer their broccoli salad!

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Poppy Seed Slaw  

Mix all these ingredients well in a large bowl.

1 package of prepared slaw mix
1 handful of sliced almonds
1 handful of dried cranberries
1/2 container of poppy seed dressing

The longer it sits, the better it gets!

Spinach Salad with Chicken, Bacon, and Eggs

Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday! Here is a quick dinner I made for myself that is both healthy and indulgent. I added some of my oven roasted chicken (3/4 chopped breast), 2 boiled eggs, and 3 slices of chopped bacon on top of a generous serving of spinach. I topped with a few croutons and a tablespoon or so of dressing.

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Just Another Summer Pasta Salad

Summer is not ending, but for some reason we still officially have to go back to school in a couple weeks. Why is it that in August, when Georgia is at its highest heat factor and level of humidity, we have to go back to school. Most schools in the north don’t go back until September. I would think that the school systems would want to save money on air condition. Can you imagine how much money they would save? But no, we have to go back in August. Boo!

Ok, so rant over for now. I was craving a nice summer pasta salad, so I threw this together for lunch. About 2 cups of pasta cooked (whatever you have on hand), a handful of grape tomatoes from my garden cut in half, one small can sliced black olives, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, a tablespoon of Italian seasoning, and a little onion and garlic powder. I also added some feta cheese. Delish! Plenty of leftovers for a few days!

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