Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Works for me Wednesday

It's time for Works for me Wednesday and today is a special edition. It's all about best summer recipes. I know we eat differently in the summer and I bet you do too. I have posted these recipes in the past, so if they look familiar, there is a reason! They are summer favorites for us and I hope you like them too!

Tuna Macaroni Salad
1 cup shell macaroni
2 hard boiled eggs
7 ounce can tuna fish
1 can cooked peas
1 tablespoon chopped pickles
1/2 cup salad dressing
shredded, cheddar cheese
In 2 cups boiling water, boil macaroni until tender. Place in colander and drill with cold water. Toss together tuna, peas and pickles. Cut eggs fine and add macaroni and salad dressing. Toss with fork and add cheese to taste. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
We have this with a sandwich for a light supper on those really hot summer days.

Teriyaki Chicken
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup dry cooking sherry
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Combine oil, soy sauce, dry sherry, ginger and garlic in large zip lock bag. Place chicken in bag, removing air from bag and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
When ready to cook, drain marinade from meat and grill.

For more summer recipes, stop and see Kristen at We are THAT Family.

For my Canadian friends - Happy Canada Day!

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septembermom said...

My brother's family is coming to visit this weekend. Perfect timing for you to post some great summer recipes! Thanks Mari!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

The Teriyaki Chicken sounds really good, and I think I'd like it a lot. The Tuna Macaroni Salad breaks so many rules for me it's not even funny. To start with, the title breaks the food in my food rule...tuna and macaroni. Then there are peas in it. The pickles just compound the food in my food issue. But you should be really proud of me-I actually read through the whole recipe, even after I read the title and the peas in it!

skywind said...

We work every day for the life. : )
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Hootin' Anni said...

Y'know I have a can of albacore, and this recipe you shared is perfect.

A Stone Gatherer said...

I'm going to copy both of these Mari! They sound wonderful!

Mary Lee said...

Sounds good...I think I will make the tuna recipe minus the peas though :)

Lara Gisela said...

Thanks for the recipes. I will certainly try them.

Anonymous said...

Thinking the tuna salad will be yummy for the 4th!!! Did you post the recipe from Sarah's? Maybe it's on your food blog. Anyway, I want it :) So good!!!!!!!!!

Just Mom said...

Oo! I love teriyaki chicken! Will have to try this.

Connie said...

The tuna salad is a favorite at our house too. I do not put pickles in it but I'm going to try that next time.

Pat said...

Oh it all makes me so hungry. I think I'm really tired of cooking, at least for the time being. I'll take any meals any one wants to drop off!

Mary said...


I love macaroni salad and your version sounds tasty. I'm going to try it. I make mine a little different and yours will be a nice change.

Grilled chicken is delicious. We haven't had it yet this year. Chicken is so expensive here.