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sunday lunch

jamtart12 Oct 24, 2007 10:35 AM

we are having an old fashioned sunday lunch with a baked ham and fresh buns and pickle tray etc. i need a couple of good ideas for side dishes that can be served room temperature and are seasonal.

i would really appreciate any ideas

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  1. chef chicklet RE: jamtart12 Oct 24, 2007 11:04 AM

    roasted and stuffed tomatoes sounds colorful and would go. Could easily double as your salad. Are you still able to get good tomatoes where your at?

    1. digkv RE: jamtart12 Oct 24, 2007 01:45 PM

      You could just simply roast up some cubed sweet potatoes: flavor them with some thyme, rosemary, perhaps balsamic and roast under high heat. I find that roasted potatoes taste perfectly fine at room temp. If you want, you could even make a vinaigrette out of thyme and balsamic, a bit of dijon too, and simply toss it with the roasted potatoes and serve it at room temp as well.

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        sweeterpea RE: digkv Oct 24, 2007 08:47 PM

        You could even go further and add some corn to it, corn and sweet potato salad. If you like corn, you could make a lovely corn salad: lightly Saute frozen corn, diced red onion, cut up asparagus, cherry tomatoes in extra virgin olive oil and add fresh basil. More summer-like but still good right now.

        Apple-mint coleslaw: you can use pre-shredded coleslaw mix, and to it add finely sliced granny smith apples, red onion, and chopped fresh mint. Add a creamy prepared honey-mustard dressing, I use Litehouse brand.

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          sweeterpea RE: sweeterpea Oct 24, 2007 09:21 PM

          Just thought of another one: take bagged baby spinach and toss with almost-ripe slice pears. Add a honey mustard vinagrette, toasted pecans.

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            jamtart12 RE: sweeterpea Oct 25, 2007 07:06 AM

            those are all fantastic ideas - thanks
            we unfortunately are out of tomato season - last weeks looked good on the outside but were watery and flavourless on the inside

            i will do a coleslaw and some roasted sweet potatoes -
            thanks again - i was totally having a block

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