Summer Side dishes to take to a Party

A request has come in for side dish ideas to take to a summer cook-out.

 So here are a few long time favorites


Mrs. Miller’s Broccoli Salad

Combine 24 hours in advance:
1C              Mayo
½ C            Sugar
3Tbsp         vinegar
Combine Dressing with
2C              Chopped Broccoli
2C              Chopped Cauliflower
1ea             Chopped Onion
1#               Cooked crumbled Bacon
Add just before serving
1C              Cashew Nuts ( buy halves and pieces)
1C              Raisins
Serves 10-12

Broccoli Slaw Ramin Noodle Salad

1 16 oz  pkg broccoli slaw
2 pkg. Beef Ramin noodles soup mix
1 cup salted sunflower seeds
1 Bunch green onions, sliced 
Dressing – put in blender or shaker 
1 c. olive oil
1/3 c. balsamic vinegar
add flavor packet from Beef noodle mix
1/2 c. sugar
You will not need all of the dressing so if you double this only make 1 1/2 of the dressing.
To Make Salad – open up containers and dump all into a large bowl.
(flavor beef packets will go into the dressing)
crush the noodles with your hands or a little with a rolling pin.
Before you pour on the dressing be sure to stir up the sugar and then shake well.
Pour on dressing just 1/2 – 1 hour before dinner and chill salad. 
Also great the next day.  It is a crunchy salad.

Pork Product Beans

1#      Pork Sausage
1#      Bacon
1c      Diced Celery
1c      Diced Onion
1cn    Tomato Soup       
1cn    Tomato Paste
1c      Brown Sugar
1/2c   Molasses
1T     Mustard Powder
2T     Chili Powder
2cn    Pork and Beans (16oz)
1cn    each drained  ( 3 cans total)
          Green beans, Yellow beans,  Kidney beans or other bean (Pinto, Black, Butter, Chili)
Brown sausage and bacon, sauté onion and celery
Combine with other ingredients, Season to taste: Salt, Pepper, Hot Sauce
Bake 1 hour @ 350°  Feeds 18-25 people

Deep South Salsa

Black eyed peas – 1 can (drained)
Black beans – 1 can (rinsed and drained)
White corn – 1 can (drained)
Red onion – 1, chopped
Green pepper, chopped
Yellow pepper, chopped
Red pepper, chopped
Olive oil – ½ cup
Apple cider vinegar – ¾ cup
Sugar – ½ to ¾ cup
Paprika – ½ teaspoon
Garlic & cilantro, chopped to taste

And from the annals of Party Grandma’s recipe cards

Bologna Ring Thing

1                 Ring Bologna
                   Open Pit BBQ Sauce
Place ring on cookie sheet, score several times ¼ “ deep.
Baste with BBQ sauce.
Bake 2 hours at 250° Basting with sauce every 30 minutes.
Serve with Party Rye

 It was a big hit in the 1950’s…………………

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