Fresh-squeezed lemonade, homegrown tomatoes with salt & pepper, cucumber salad and Mom's fried chicken packed cold in a picnic basket. Spreading out a well-loved quilt under the willow tree and enjoying a lazy day. Counting flickering fireflies at dusk before packing it all up for home. Summer's finally here and we couldn't be happier...and what better way to celebrate than with national bestseller, Summer in the Country?
With over 200 recipes seasoned just right for the warm months of the year, this book is full of homestyle family favorites and so much more. An entire chapter, The Summer Kitchen, is devoted to canning and preserving the best of the season to enjoy all year long, while An Old-Fashioned Picnic offers crowd-pleasers that make enough to serve everyone at your get-together.
Let's take a look at the rest of the chapters inside...
Try this recipe from this week's Cookbook of the Week and stay tuned this week for lots more tastes of the season!
Mother's Cucumber Salad
Shared by Amy Gerhart from Farmington, Michigan, this recipe just tastes like sunshine.
3 to 4 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
3 T. salt
2 t. sugar
1/2 t. onion powder
1/4 t. celery seed
1/4 t. pepper
1/4 c. cider vinegar
Optional: 1/2 c. sliced red onion
Place cucumbers in a large bowl; add salt and enough water to cover. Cover and shake to mix salt. Refrigerate several hours to overnight. Drain cucumbers, but do not rinse; return to bowl. Stir together sugar, onion powder, celery seed, pepper and vinegar; mix well. Pour vinegar mixture over top of cucumbers. Add onion, if desired. Cover and shake gently to mix. Serves 6.
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