Monday, June 11, 2012

Salad Season Muffin Tin Monday

Time for another Muffin Tin Monday!  Recently when we had a hot stretch I had cravings for a lighter supper and wanted to make some salad type dishes.  So I made a simple pasta salad (in a lemon juice/olive oil/pressed garlic dressing) and a salmon salad.  I wasn't sure the kids would actually eat the salmon salad, since I don't think I've ever made it before.  Cort adored it, and Pierce ate all of his.  Reid was the only one that wouldn't touch it.  The kids had theirs with breadsticks, and they got preacher cookies for dessert.  Incidentally, I substituted 1 tsp of coconut oil for the 1 tsp of butter that my preacher cookie recipe calls for, and it gave them a different (but quite tasty) flavor.

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31 comments:

andy said...

I love pasta salad "! But i never get mine in a heart shaped bowl. :) have a great day

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I made a big pasta salad yesterday too... at Hubby's request. It's one we have been making for years and a great pleaser during the summer months. Yours looks good too!!

Buttons said...

Oh Lisa it is breakfast time here and I am craving salmon. Looks delicious. B

Betty Roan said...

The perfect summer meal. I have never tried salmon salad, but like salmon, so must give it a try.

Barbara said...

I love salad season! It seems to be the only way that I can get my 2 year old to eat his veggies.

A Quiet Corner said...

My DIL makes an AWESOME pasta salad...and did I hear you mention preacher cookies (which are???)???...:)JP

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I think these look delicious! I love the cookies!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

You always have the best ideas! How cute are these!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Olá Lisa, almoço com belo aspecto...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Carolyn said...

That looks like a great light lunch. We need to do those too, it is getting HOT here!

RattButt said...

Delicious! My DS loves Salmon! I make Salmon Dip and he goes crazy for it. I really like Salmon Dip too! I would enjoy eating this meal too! :)

Thanks for sharing!

Blessings,
Kristine

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I wish I liked seafood or even mayonnaise because it leaves so many things out for me. :(

TexWisGirl said...

not really sure i'd enjoy salmon salad either. :)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Yummmmmmm. That's all I can say. It all looks so good.

I love pasta salads because you can change them up so easily.

Amy Burzese said...

Salads in hot weather are the best!

Valerie said...

A yummy lunch!! And I bet Reid will like salmon salad some day:)

I've never heard of preacher cookies-but they look good too!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

These hot, humid days are definitely the kind of days calling for a lite evening meal!

Maple Lane said...

I love this! Everything looks so tasty. Hope you enjoy the afternoon.

Ronda said...

You've captured the notion that food should be fun!!!

MichelleM said...

Thanks for the salmon and pasta salad inspiration! I'm sure the kiddies would love it! I have never heard of preacher cookies but they sound delish! :)

Ginny said...

How did you make the salmon salad???

Jill said...

Pasta salads=summer! Yours look good.

Amish Stories said...

A nice Idea to level out the portions with those small dishes. Richard

O Profeta said...

Convido-te a conhecer um Homem de papel
Convido-te a olhá-lo num espelho de água

Boa semana

Mágico beijo

EG CameraGirl said...

Such a cool idea!

I DO love the idea of it being salad season. :)

My Journey With Candida said...

Summer salads are the BEST... and easy too. The cookie looks good.. It all looks good, but the cookie caught my eye. Probably because it is something I can't have.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We just read this, and now we are hungry- but its time for bed!
love
tweedles

Nancy Claeys said...

I've been substituting a little coconut oil in my recipes for the shortening and I love the results!

Sandy said...

Getting 2 out of 3 to eat salmon salad is pretty good! Pasta salad looks delicious.

kewkew said...

Looks yummy. Do you have the recipe for the salmon salad?

Jen said...

I love pasta salad and cooler, lighter dinners in the summer. And, what are preacher cookies? I've never heard of them, but they look good!