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Thursday, July 7, 2011


We love salads in the hot summer time and
I made two this week that really
hit the spot.
Thought you might like to try them, if you haven't already.

The first is an
1 can English Peas or small pkg. of frozen peas, if you prefer.
chunks of your favorite cheese...I used Extra Sharp Cheddar
Red Skin Peanuts ...I use about a cup
Sometimes, I add chopped celery
Hellmans Mayo to taste
salt and pepper
This is my favorite GO TO salad for taking to parties and etc.
and my bowl is always empty when I come home.
THIS one is new to me...
I didn't have a *recipe*, as such...
JULIE  mentioned something about
so I just winged it.
I used things we really like...
...a PRETTY PASTA, cooked..drained and rinsed with cold water
I added chopped APPLES
It sure made a PRETTY salad...
I took it to our home fellowship gathering
and it was a big hit.
I will be making it again.
Just a tossed salad of your favorite
cheese.....the list goes on and on....♪♫

are absolutely among my very favorites.

The great thing about fruit salad...
you can add absolutely ANYthing to it.
are really HARD TO BEAT
in the hot summer weather.
I lift my glass for a TOAST to YOU...
To my friends:
"Friends we are today,
And friends we'll always be;
For I am wise to you,
And you can see through me."  
Our weather today is supposed to reach 102 degrees.
All I want when the weather is like this...
Ya'll stay cool any way you can.
Love, bj


Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Thanks for all the salad ideas, BJ. I can use them here in hot Mississippi!!!

Barbara F. said...

Great salad ideas, easy and delicious. I am going to make that pea salad this weekend. xo,

Kathleen Grace said...

Love salad in the summer and I will certainly be trying these, The pea salad sounds especially good! I just made a salad last night of warm french bread, chopped tomatoes, onions, feta and home made vinagrette. Delish!

Lynn said...

I've never heard of the pea salad before, LOVE me some peas! I just posted the cheddar biscuits you talked about a while ago:@)

B. Redd said...

I love your blog. I grew up in Amarillo and now live in Baton Rouge. I feel like a bit of home when I read your blog. Headed to Amarillo end of July. Yummy salad recipes. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love those salads, BJness! The fruits are pretty good this year. Now I'm going into the kitchen and cut open that watermelon! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Vee said...

Salad? What happened to the pie?

Okay, I do love a great salad. Dare I try the first? Peas make me green, but maybe they're so disguised in there that I'd not notice.

Thanks for the link ♥ yesterday. How sweet of you!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

These salads sound delicious bj! I have a wonderful new cookbook called Salad as a Meal and I have been enjoying it! I have to avoid raw apples in them as my daughter is very allergic. As long as I bake them she is fine...a good excuse to make apple pie, apple turnover...baked apples with cinnamon.... :) Linda

Unknown said...

I love everything you showed us I just don't like to spend time in the kitchen. LOL Now HH does most of the cooking but makes nothing like that. But since you don't have to cook these summer things I might get out there and make one. Thanks for all the great ideas.

NanaDiana said...

Great salads! I have never heard of the first one at all! And the 2nd one is very different too. I will give them a try!

Hope it did not get as hot as expected today. It was relatively cool here...upper 60's and we may have hit 70º. Hope your night is a good one. xo Diana

Julie Harward said...

I'd say you winged it just fine my friend! Looks wonderful. I just love salads in the summer time! :D

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love salads and need to get back to eating more of them now! We love pasta salads...and garden salads with good dressings! I sure enjoyed the Girard's dressings, didn't you?

Bonnie said...

BJ, I seem to see you wherever I go on my other friends blogs so thought I'd add you on my blogroll. I have loved your beautiful photos and posts in the past and I am picking up the pace on blogs I read regularly now that things are settling down a little in my life.

Love your spunk and your great ideas for making meal time special.

The other BJ...Bonnie

Shug said...

Hello dear sweet bj...I can't wait to try the pea salad...English pea salad is one of my favorites. Never have tried the peanuts in there, but sounds yummy....

Thanks for sharing this with us..

Jacqueline said...

I would love some of each. I haven't had the pea salad, but love peas and creamy luscious salads. I love that you put two kinds of nuts in. Why stick with just one! Yum. We did a summer pool party pot luck with just salads and it was fantastic.

Pondside said...

I love salads but have no imagination when it comes to composing them. I'm always happy to see more than one salad at a party!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh - I am going to have to make that Pea Salad for my hubs. He LOVES peas. I tried to grow them this year but apparently they dont like to be transplanted. Boo.

Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

The French Hutch said...

bj, All your salad ideas look so pretty. I think I'll try some for the weekend. We have three digit temps here too and these light meals are perfect. I'm lifting my coffee cup to toast with you dear, to friendship.......
Have a great weekend.

The French Hutch

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

If I was sitting at your table, I'd weigh a ton. You make everything look so delicious and inviting!


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love adding fruits and nuts too. Your's sound wonderful!

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love English peas, but I am the only one in the family who does. I am making some for myself, I think! :D

Thanks for posting!

Rettabug said...

That pea salad sounds really interesting, BJ & I have everything on hand to try making it. I love when that happens! Thank you!

Your pasta creation sounds like a Waldorf salad & looks just as tasty & all the other shots are certainly COOL!

~~~~sending some ~~~gentle breezes ~~~ your way~~~ We're not even up to 80º yet today & I'm lovin' it!


Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I love salads, anykind, all of them, never met a salad I didn't like:):) I will make the pea salad,I love peas too!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

Natasha in Oz said...

Wow, you sure do have an amazing collection of yummy summer salads and recipes to share. Thanks BJ. As soon as it starts getting warmer here I am going to try that pea sip. YUM!

Best wishes and happy weekend,

JudyBug said...

Such gorgeous salads! Love your pics!

The Charm of Home said...

These look delightful! I do love a good cold salad in the summer. The fruit all looks so good. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love salads and your ideas look wonderful!! I am going to have to try the pea salad sometime! :) Thanks for sharing at FNF :)