Saturday, May 24, 2008

Cukes and Onions

After we watched "A River Runs Through It," I finished my cukes and onions.

First, the movie. I had not seen it before, but Ken had. I wept quite a lot. Yes, it was sad, but I was mostly moved and touched by the scenery and the sentiment of fishing, and the relationships...I've been to Montana, and it really is THAT gorgeous. There are plenty of other places in our country that have incredible beauty, and I look forward to seeing more of what our country has to offer.

I wrote about my Mom's cucumber and onion recipe the other day. I'd like to clarify it a bit.

I used three good-sized cucumbers, peeled and sliced. I used one large Vidalia onion, cut in half and sliced thinly. I combined about a cup of Miracle Whip with a couple of tablespoons of milk and a couple of vinegar, and maybe a tablespoon of sugar. I wanted to be sure to get it marinating tonight, because the longer it sits, the better it gets.

Tomorrow's cookout menu is brats, baked beans, potato salad (didn't make it myself, but got a good one at our favorite store), and this cuke salad.

Enjoy the day, and with the Indy 500 happening today, happy racing!


krmprm said...

I definitely am going to make the cukes and onions asap.  I
can just taste them now.  Your barbecue menu sounds yummy.
We will be having one to celebrate daughter and son's birthdays
in June so we are not grilling for Memorial Day, but I wish
we were.  we are going to nearby state park for big gospel
singing and plan to eat at the lodge.  I haven't seen the
River movie.  Need to look for it.   Going to try to see new
Indiana Jones movie sometime next week.  Have fun.  Pat

queeniemart said...

sounds like tomorrows dinner will be good! That really is a good movie.

eml625 said...

Your marinade sounds just like my mom's dressing for potato salad !!
We don't measure anything its all trial and error with taste testing.


mpnaz58 said...

Salad sounds yumm-o!  I'll try that for our next bbq at mom's!
xoxo ~Myra

ziggy2315 said...

These cukes and onions sure look good. We don't get Vidalia onions over here, but I suppose any sweet onion would do. I like that dressing you put on it. Tastes pretty good on cole slaw as well.

luvrte66 said...

Ziggy, that is exactly the same dressing that my Mom and I use on cole slaw!


jmoqueen said...

Glad your liked the film ~ not seen it personally but it sounds good :)  that dish looks interesting