Sunshine and salads..


It’s got to be said that Great Britain is certainly ‘Great’ when the sun is shining. It makes everything look better and everyone seems to be a lot happier. We’ve been experiencing unusually warm temperatures this past week. We’ve had 15°c early mornings (7am), 27°c middays and 20°c evenings. It has been beautiful. Totally not dog walking weather, poor woofer is suffering with the heat. He’s too hot to eat, too hot to sit still and too hot for walkies! He’s having his hair cut next week so hopefully he’ll be a lot cooler and be less grumpy.

Of course, our garden (back yard) is not ready at all for the Summer. We’re still suffering with a very wonky left fence from the wind in late April and a damaged fence to the right. I’d love to replace the lot but judging on the price of new fence posts and panels, we’ll have to make do and mend. We also have impressive looking weeds and a patio dining set which is in need of a good scrub along with the slabs which really need a good power wash. Luckily, it’s Whitsun holidays in a weeks time so hubby will have some time to spend in the yard and spruce it up a bit ready for the nice Summer we ‘may’ be preparing for. Apologies if the weather turns after we’ve done it, it will obviously be our fault for sorting out the yard.

The good weather really gets me in the mood for eating salads. I love a good salad with ham, a cold boiled egg and a nice dressing but my all time favourite has to be grilled barbecue chicken salad with home made coleslaw and so yummy that I thought I’d share it with you.

This is a low fat coleslaw recipe which makes loads and is the perfect accompaniment for a Summer salad.

MrsShilts Summer Coleslaw

Serves 5
1 ProPoint per serving

You will need:
150g shredded cabbage
4 diced carrots
1 diced onion
2 tablespoons of low fat mayonnaise
3 tablespoons of low fat natural yoghurt
1 tablespoon of wholegrain mustard
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of water

How to:
Wash cabbage and carrots
Chop/shred all vegetables Mix together the yoghurt, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice and water
Add wet mixture to the vegetables and stir well
Refrigerate until ready to serve
Enjoy!If you’re enjoying this beautiful weather we’ve got at the moment, don’t forget to slap on the sunscreen. It may just save your life! {sig}

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  • Reply Sarah with love 27/05/2012 at 6:23 pm

    I love summer salads and coleslaw is the best thing ever to go with it especially when having a BBQ, I always buy the asda coleslaw pack to go in it as well as too lazy to grate a carrot ha. But I have never thought to try yoghurt, lemon or mustard, usually stick to old fashion extra low fat mayo, so think I will be giving that a try this week!

    ps. Our pool finished filling up today so if weather turns pear shaped its probably our fault!

    • Reply mrsshilts 27/05/2012 at 10:41 pm

      I love it! Can see the ingredients making a weekly appearance in my shopping basket from now on. Ha, we can blame you then if it starts raining ;)

  • Reply Moonstorm 27/05/2012 at 8:42 pm

    Mmm your coleslaw sounds lovely – going to try that :)

    • Reply mrsshilts 27/05/2012 at 10:40 pm

      Oh you must try it, it’s so yummy!

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