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Missing summertime's favorite finger food suppers.

by accidentaltourist on July 12, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

When my children were small and I was a single parent, we often made a meal of all the good things of summer...fruits and vegetables...that you could eat with your fingers. Cucumbers, tomatoes, and carrots with a creamy dip; peaches, plums, watermelon, berries of all kinds; and some crusty bread with Havarti or Gouda, just to say we'd had a bit of protein. They loved it. I miss being able to get away with serving "appetizers" and "peasant food" for a meal.


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