An Easy Summer Recipe with Suddenly Salad
Whenever we get together with family during the summer, it usually involves spending time around the pool or in the backyard with burgers on the grill, juicy watermelon, and a variety of side dishes. The side dishes always take a meal to the next level, and I have always found that you can’t go wrong with a salad. Especially pasta salad, which my kids gobble down SO fast whenever we make it. In fact, it’s hard to get a full salad bowl out the door with my houseful of taste testers.
Kid-friendly summer salad
We needed some ideas for our 4th of July picnic. So, my junior chef and I headed to Publix with this coupon to check out the tempting flavors of Suddenly Salad. My boys prefer classic pasta dishes, and we chose the Classic Suddenly Salad for our recipe since it’s so easy to customize.
A cold pasta salad is so appealing on a hot summer day, especially in our humid southern climate. And, it is easy to make and jazz up with ingredients of your choice. To stick to our grocery budget, we decided to use some items from our pantry to create a kid-friendly summer salad. We used the coupon from the BettyCrocker website to get three boxes of Suddenly Salad so we could combine them to make a large shareable batch.
Our junior chef followed the instructions on the box to cook the pasta and mix up the dressing. He used olive oil instead of vegetable oil with the mix. (Tip: When combining 2 boxes of pasta salad, we only use one packet of dressing. For 3 boxes, we use 2 packets.)
To jazz up the mix a little more, our junior chef added 1/2 package of pepperoni, chopped. After refrigerating to get the pasta salad nice and chilled, he topped it with a sprinkling of Italian bread crumbs and grated Parmesan cheese.
No stress, friendly on the budget, quick and easy to make, and kid-friendly! Now, how’d you like to win a little Paypal cash to help you plan your next picnic? Remember, you can get $.75 off (w/ purchase of 3 Suddenly Salads) in July!
Paypal Cash Giveaway
To enter for a chance to win $15 in Paypal cash, all you have to do is
- follow this link to head to the coupon page,
- and then come back here and leave a comment on this post telling me which of the top recipes is your favorite.
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- Deadline for entry is midnight July 12, 2016. Giveaway has ended–thank you!