I have been storing up this blog for a day like today! 80 degrees, sunny, and not a cloud in the whole sky! There's nothing like a cool salad to take you right back to a family picnic, patio party, or cook out. Thank goodness summer is coming. I come alive in the summer time.
Today I have two recipes to share with you: 1.) Broccoli Salad and 2.) Home brewed passion iced tea.
To begin I must tell you that I so graciously received this recipe from my friend Kim, and it is YUMMY. I wanted a good 'friend referral' for broccoli salad since I had never made it before and this little guy did not let me down! In fact, it's what I'll be downing tonight for dinner.
- Florets from 1-2 heads of broccoli
- 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped cashews or walnuts
- 1/2 cup mayo - I use the mayo w/olive oil. YUM
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
I 'ever-so-slightly' steamed my broccoli before adding it to the salad since I prefer it that way, however it is still delicious w/out steaming. Simply add everything to a bowl and stir it up! You may find that it's easier to stir together the dressing ingredients first but I didn't. Is your mouth watering yet? Enjoy!
Passion Iced Tea
Ok, so you're at Starbucks placing your order for an iced tea and your bill ends up at a minimal of $2.00 right? SAVE MONEY!- Stop by your local grocer and pick up Starbucks *New Tazo Passion Iced Tea Bags. 6 bags come in one pack and each tea bag makes '2 Quarts' of iced tea! You do the math. That's a huge at home savings if you ask me.
They offer the delicious teas in the same varieties you would find at Starbucks- Black, Green, and Passion teas. I am pretty much a humongous fan of the passion so naturally that's what I grabbed for. Here's how it works:
|An adorable old fashioned pitcher I found at Meijer to store my tea in. :)|
I hope everyone has a wonderful day! Thank you for reading, following, and commenting- I greatly appreciate you. See you all back here on Friday!