Summer Sides – Netta’s Niche

My neighbors and I were talking about things that go well with
grilled meat during the summertime.  I mentioned the broccoli salad
that’s listed below, and since then I’ve also become somewhat addicted
to the tomato salad, too.

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Broccoli Salad
(It’s similar to this recipe)

1 head of broccoli (chopped into small pieces)
2 or 3 slices of cooked turkey bacon, crumbled
1 or 2 spoonfuls of raisins (the yellow ones are yummy!)
2 or 3 spoonfuls of chopped nuts (usually walnuts or almonds)
1/2 cup (approx) of Mayo
few drops of balsamic vinegar
dash or sugar or sweetener
pepper & maybe a dash of salt

Mix all the mayo, vinegar & sweetener together in small bowl.
Add other ingredients in a larger bowl, stir.
Then pour the mayo mixture over top of broccoli mixture.
Stir.
I like it best if it chills in the frig for 1/2 hr or so, but it can
be eaten immediately.

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Tomato Salad

several small grape or cherry tomatoes
small chunks of mozzarella cheese
1 or 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
1/4 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
oregano
steak seasoning

Cut tomatoes in half & stir in chunks of cheese.
Mix oil, vinegar & seasonings together & pour
over the tomatoes & cheese.  Get a fork!  Mmm!

(Note:  I’m guessing at the quantity of the oil &
vinegar.  This is something I just mix up w/out
measuring. )