Cucumbers in Dressing

I love fresh cucumbers in the summer time! Diced on salads, marinaded in vinegar, or just sliced cold!

I never plant any though, since I know that I will never leave church on Sunday without a bag full from someone!

One of my favorite ways to serve fresh cucumbers is cut up with onions in a dressing.

Cucumbers in Dressing

Peel and slice 4 medium cucumbers and 1 medium onion.

Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 2 Tablespoons vinegar, 1 1/2 cup Miracle Whip. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Pour over the cucumber and onion and toss together. Refrigerate overnight and serve cold.

Fresh Cabbage: Ramen Noodle Cole Slaw

I finally picked our 2 cabbages from the garden yesterday.

Yes, 2 cabbages. Out of the 12 cabbage plants that I put in, only 2 stayed alive and produced a head. I guess the rest all drowned in the rain!

Since my husband and I both love coleslaw, I took one of the precious cabbages and made a batch of Ramen Noodle Cole Slaw.

It’s a summer time favorite by the more discerning palettes in our home (read: adults). None of my children will touch it willingly, yet.

Ramen Noodle Cole Slaw

Break noodles from 1 package of Ramen Noodles (any flavor) into bite size pieces in a bowl.

Add 1/2 head of shredded cabbage, 1/4 cup of chopped onion, 1/2 cup diced green or red pepper, and 1 small carrot, shredded.

Mix together 1/2 cup of cooking oil, 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1/2 cup of sugar and the Ramen noodle seasonings.

Pour the dressing over the noodles and cabbage mixture and toss together. Refrigerate at least 1-2 hours before serving.

It’s a fresh, tangy taste of summer!