And it's been so hot that cooking and heating up the house hasn't seemed very desirable. But then my oldest daughter started talking about blueberry cobbler. And I found a recipe for broccoli salad on Pinterest.
So today after I ran we've been cooking a late lunch.
The Broccoli Salad is a favorite of mine but I've only made it once- back when I was newly married and learning how to cook and this seemed like the hardest recipe ever. I was happy to realize that this recipe is super easy and my cooking skill have advance greatly in the past seventeen years.
1 cup light mayo
1 tsp. celery seed
2 T red wine vinegar (all I had was apple cider vinegar and it seems fine)
1/3 cup sugar
2 heads of broccoli cut into small florets
10 pieces of bacon, cooked and cut into small pieces
1 cup almond slivers
1 1/2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
1/2 c. green onions, sliced
Prepare dressing and refrigerate for 30 minutes
Toss salad ingredients together in bowl
My mom has been known to make this salad, but she'll add raisins and olives which totally wreck it for me. I am excited that Little Sister loves this salad, too. The two of us took the entire bowl and our forks and were eating it together before anyone else was ready to have lunch.
And for dessert....
Blueberry Cobbler compliments of Big Sister
The recipe was one I had pinned on Pinterest and I was happy that Big Sister wanted to tackle it because it had a lot of text to read through and she was fine with reading the details.
This was the perfect way to end our meal which included barbecued chicken on the grill and some biscuits.
And who cares that it was 2:30 in the afternoon by the time we had lunch? I am of the opinion that it was worth the wait.
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