Summertime Family Dinner

It was a perfect afternoon, warm and breezy. Kids, families and teachers relaxed and ate outside on our mid-renovation playground.

We served cold sesame noodles, broccoli salad, and the most fantastic juicy watermelon, along with lots of fresh fruit and veggies brought by familes. The kids couldn't eat the berries and watermelon fast enough.
The broccoli salad disappeared as well...

And I've had lots of requests for the recipe, so here it is.

Broccoli Salad

2 lbs broccoli crowns, cut into manageable pieces, blanched ( dunked in boiling water for two to three minutes, just until it's bright green) and rinsed in cold water

1/2 cup of cooked bacon, chopped

1/4 cup mayonaise
1/4 cup plain yogurt - you can play with these amounts as much as you like. Use all mayo, all yogurt, more or less of each, it's just to taste, really.

1/2 cup red onion chopped fine

1 T salt

1 tsp pepper

2 T sugar or honey - these last three can be adjusted according to your taste as well.

Optional - a handful or two of any of the following:
raisins, craisins, almonds, walnuts, peanuts or sunflower seeds

Mix everythying together in a large bowl. Done! It's best after it's had an hour or so to chill in the fridge, and it doubles or triples easily. We made a ridiculous amount for the dinner. It's delicious and the bacon makes it a really satisfying dish.

It was a beautiful night, thanks to everyone who came to share dinner with us!

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