Tuesday, August 19, 2008

on the lighter side!

After all the heavy politics yesterday, we need something mindless today. So I will share with you all how much I LOVE cucumber salad!!! Seriously, I made a batch yesterday and could have sat and ate the whole thing in one sitting!! It's so easy to make, yet I rarely to...hmmm, I wonder why...

Anyway, here's the recipe, given to me by my dear friend Patty. I usually end up using pretty large cucumbers and needing to double the sauce part, but it's something you can just judge as you go.

Cucumber Salad

3-4 cucumbers
1/2 small onion

Peel & slice cucumbers; slice onions - mix. Salt & let sit together. Wring out (just squeeze - and actually, I don't do this part, but it was on the recipe, so I'll include it).

1 c. mayonnaise
4 T. vinegar
4 T. sugar

(You may want to add the vinegar and sugar a tablespoon at a time and taste as you go to make sure it's to your liking, depending whether you like it more sweet or more sour).

Add cucs & onions!


Tonight was Seth's birthday celebration with his cousins, and I have pictures and a fun story about a 'special surprise guest'...but I'm too tired to tell it and download pics now, so you can look for that tomorrow!! (Or later today, depending on when you're reading this...it's still Tuesday night for me, as I haven't gone to bed yet, though it's nigh unto 12:30...). Anyway, look for it sometime Wednesday...

OK, I'm babbling...time for bed.

1 comment:

Thia said...

Sounds yummy. I make something that isn't creamy, but I want to try yours. Mine has the cukes with salt, a pinch of sugar, vinegar, and lots of fresh dill.