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Summer brings with it long days that stretch on forever and there always seems to be an abundance of time to get out with the family. We love finding new places to go and picnicking out in the sunshine. Last month we bought finishing poles and for the very first time took little tot fishing at a park we’d found. I had earlier received a picnic cooler that included a blanket and one of our favorite dinner sides, Suddenly Salad, and we decided to take it out with us.
I made the Caesar Suddenly Salad because I hadn’t tried it yet. Packed it into a few travel bowls with sandwiches, chips and fruits. The picnic cooler is really neat because it not only keeps things chilled, but also has so many different compartments; one of which has the blanket!
The blanket is very thin, but of a decent size to fit 3 to 4 sitting. It’s also really soft and carries a ton of stuff! The neat thing is that when you aren’t using it, you can fold it flat to store away.
The Caesar Suddenly Salad was a hit! I kept thinking it would be really good if I’d added grilled chicken (making it a grilled chicken Caesar salad!). There are a lot of different ways you can toss things up with Suddenly Salad to give it a punch and many different styles to compliment your dinner, like this Greek Tossed Suddenly Salad!
I had no idea there were so many different styles. I’d been kind of hooked on the original for so long that I failed to realize the other flavors. Check these out!
- Ranch & Bacon
- Creamy Italian
- Chipotle Ranch
- Basil Pesto
- Creamy Parmesan
- Tuscan Style Tomato
My kids love it because it is a change from just regular salad and you can mix it up and actually make pasta dinners, it doesn’t have to be on the sidelines! But either way it is a great cool summer dish to enjoy out in the heat.
So what are you waiting for? Pick up one of the Suddenly Salad boxes at the grocers this weekend and see how well it goes with your summer dishes!
Winner of Suddenly Salad Kit: #751 Terry C.