4 Simple Summer Salad recipes for your Graduation party

I can’t believe 18 years has gone by and my second son is graduating in a week and a half. I truly feel like I blinked and he was 18. He’ll be graduating from the school I should have graduated from. I had a year to go and I dropped out and got my GED and gave birth to my first born son. I’m happy to say all has worked out and as I watch them do what I never did it gives me great joy. 

I’m excited to see him get dressed up, go to Prom & enjoy life as a teenager. These are the happy times you live for. Things are also stressful and hectic during these times because along with Graduation & Prom comes money spent on dresses & tuxedos and parties to celebrate. I like to keep things simple in every aspect of my life including cooking. 

I’m not a big fan of being stressed out and over complicating things. I feel like when you throw a party you should enjoy it as much as possible. You don’t have to skimp on good food to do this and you don’t have to break the bank either. 

You can easily Wow your guests and make them think you have skills like a Chef!! 

Here are 4 simple & delicious salad recipes I love making! 

Strawberry Pecan Spinach salad

Who wouldn’t be impressed with a Strawberry Pecan Spinach salad with Poppy seed dressing

cucumber salad

What about a simple cucumber salad that takes minutes to make and you can easily add an array of ingredients to create tons of diversity! 

Fiore Tomato Salad
Fiore Tomato Salad

My boyfriends families traditional Tomato salad recipe that has been handed down & never changed for over 100 years is my absolute favorite! Not only because it’s delicious but, because of the story behind it. I love tradition.

Broccoli pasta salad

This simple Broccoli Pasta Salad is another simple and delicious side that takes 20 minutes to make from start to finish. Everyone loves pasta so you can’t go wrong with this one. 

No matter what you do just make sure you’re having fun, keeping things light & enjoying the moment because that is all we ever really have is this very moment. Once it’s gone it’s gone. 

Congratulations to your Graduate! Wishing them a life full of vision, determination & success as they move ahead on their new journey into adulthood.  

Sending lots of vibrant energy as this next phase of life begins xx

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