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4th of July Picnic Menu

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Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing
from Ambitious Kitchen

Happy 4th of July!!!  I hope you are spending the day enjoying family and friends.  My family always gets together for a family meal sometime during the day.  My Parents generously prepare their home and a meal for all of us.  When I say that is a fete in itself, I really mean it.  We have a big family!  Sometimes we have as many as 45-50 for a meal at my parents on holidays.  Luckily, my parent’s beach house has a huge garage, where they keep banquet tables set up and ready for us to gather.  Tonight, we are having the traditional 4th menu with hotdogs and all the trimmings.  Mom is a great cook and always has enough food to feed Pharaoh’s Army (have you ever heard that ole southern saying?)  My family’s business is in the pork industry, so you can imagine how unpopular I was when my finicky system, dictated I become vegetarian my freshman year of college in 1977.  Once I became vegetarian, my medical problems ended, but boy how I miss ham and bacon.  Tofu hotdogs don’t taste the same either, so tonight when everyone is eating hotdogs, I will be having this yummy Thai Quinoa salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing.  Thought I would share it with you in case you are looking for something other than the typical pasta salad to have today.  It only takes about 25 minutes to throw together, so it’s quick and easy.  I got the recipe from theAmbitious Kitchen.  Pop over there for the recipe by clicking here!  If you need it to be vegan or gluten free she tells you how to do that too! 

Enjoy your freedoms today, but be careful if you live with an interior designer!You might awake to find your self decorated if you sit still too long!

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Happy 4th to you and yours!  
As always, I appreciate you for taking your precious
 time to read my blog! 
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