A Cool Summer Side

Avocado, Bacon & Tomato Summer Salad with Dill Dressing 

(Via. Dreamfieldsfoods)

 

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This easy pasta salad recipe makes an impression. With the smoothness of avocados and tomatoes, along with the crunchiness of bacon, this summer pasta salad has a lively dill dressing that will get noticed at your next family dinner, summer event or holiday celebration.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 box Dreamfields Rotin

i3/4 cup mayonnaise (light or regular)

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

1 to 2 avocados, chopped

6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water until completely cooled; drain again. Place in large bowl.

Meanwhile, for dressing, in small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, dill, salt, garlic powder and pepper; set aside.

Add tomatoes, avocado and bacon to pasta; toss gently to combine.

Add dressing; toss to coat.

Serve immediately.

To serve chilled, do not add dressing. Cover and refrigerate pasta mixture.

Remove from refrigerator 15 minutes before serving; toss with dressing.

Makes 6-8 servings.

Nutrition information (1/6 of recipe):

404 calories; 12 g protein; 53 g carbohydrates; 18 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 441 mg sodium; 9 g total dietary fiber.

Vengeance Is Mine

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He looked from one to the other, the left and the right. He grunted and spit on the ground, scratched his chin and wondered which should die first. He stood under the bright Summer sun, sweat running down his neck and thought, until, with a grunt of disgust, he gave up and returned to the porch.

Keeping an eye on the objects of his displeasure, he reached blindly into the cooler at his feet and fished out a fresh beer. He sat down on the top step and closed his eyes. It was such a simple decision, why couldn’t he make up his mind?

One or the other or both, it didn’t matter. Not really. Yet he just couldn’t bring himself to pull the trigger.

“The hell with it,” he thought, “they’ve been there this long, another day isn’t going to make a difference.”

A slow evil grin spread across his face, “besides”, he thought, “I kinda like the idea of a slow death.”

Two rose bushes shivered as a shadow passed.

Spread My Wings and Fly

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Spread My Wings and Fly

By Kira A. Moore

 

Moonlight dances across wind rippled waters,

Fireflies dance in the warmth of the Summer night,

And my heart strains to join them,

 

There in the darkness I watch,

My breath held in wonder,

As they move in silent grace,

 

Emotions swell to engulf me,

The feeling of joy unstoppable,

I want to spread my wings and fly.