I have a few ideas on some summer fun foods - and to be honest they will work for anytime of the year. I have done all of these many times all throughout the year.
Fresh tomatoes are going to be coming on soon. I love sliced tomatoes, tomato sandwiches, tomatoes in all sorts of salads, you name it. A huge taste sensation to me is mixing tomatoes and cheese - I LOVE IT!
These are so good!!! Slice your fresh tomatoes and top with parmesan cheese - then place under the broiler or in the oven for just a few minutes. You want the cheese melted and just starting to brown. HEAVEN!
**Need a fun dessert.
Bake a sugar (or whatever you want) cookie on a pizza pan. Yes, spread the cookie dough until the pan is covered. Baked until done.
Mix 8 oz. cream cheese and 1/3 - 1/2 cups sugar together once cream cheese has softened. (You determine sugar content to your sweetness/taste)
Spread this over the cooled cookie
Top with triangles of fresh fruit = sliced strawberries, grapes, pineapples pieces, apple slices, banana slices, any type berries - Kiwi slices - whatever you so desire!!!!These are pretty, fun and oh so yummy!
**Next time you make strawberry shortcake - us Twinkies instead of cake. You have your cake and cream all in one. This is a fun treat for kids especially.
**Freeze fruits to use in drinks. You can lay them on a cookie sheet and flash fresh before placing in baggies. Fruit is fun to find in a glass of lemonade, spritzer, or wine!
You may also want to freeze the fruit in ice cubes.
This is about as easy as it gets for a bread substitute. Tortillas are easy and fun to make. I love them with soups, stews, soup beans, breakfast, Mexican food - you name it. They don't have to be used just for tacos anymore. These are just so soft and wonderful with any food you serve them with. No need to bake bread on a hot day - make tortillas.
** Don't forget to freeze tea, fruit juices, and even leftover coffee in ice cube trays. You can use them to keep your drinks cold - yet they don't water anything down.
Milk can be done the same way to use in smoothies.
**Individual fry pies
No need to heat the oven to have a fun and tasty fruit dessert. I roll out pie dough and use my biscuit cutter to cut circles. Then I add 2 - 3 spoons of applesauce to the center of one and top with a second circle and tightly crimp the edges with a fork.
Place these fruit rounds in hot grease and fry on one side till lightly browned - flip and fry other side. These are quick and easy. You can even sprinkle the tops with sugar or powdered sugar as they cool.
You could also use any canned pie filling - it is just nice to know that applesauce can be used!
ENJOY some tasty fun treats for pennies this summer.
Do you have any fun ideas for summer treats or yummies? Let us know!!!!!!!!!!!