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Quick and Easy to Make Cucumber Salad Final Picture

Summer is such a very busy time, which means that dinners need to be simple but yet tasty. And sometimes just using the ingredients that you have in the refrigerator and pantry. We will get to a quick salad recipe shortly. Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend we did a couple of day trips. One of them was to play disc golf at Chili in Rochester. Last year Greg entered a PDGA tournament held at Chili and Parma. To read that series of postings click here, here, and here. Last year the temperatures were around 100 and we just melted. This time it was low 80’s but with all the rain it was hot, humid, and sticky. Very different playing conditions than last year. And of course buggy!! It was a fun and yet a challenging day. Greg and I went with his brother Dave and his friend Rog. As you can see from the below pictures I got my disc into some dense bushes. Now I could have taken the disc out of the bush to play – but that would mean a penalty stroke. So into the bushes I go to make my throw. I had to stomp down some bushes to get to my disc as it was buried! All I could hear was my husband yelling look out for poison ivy. (Whatever that looks like!) Good thing I had my tentanus shot last week in case I got cut. So Greg wanted to take a few pictures and I am like hurry up I want to get out of here, ha ha ha.

Chili me in brush - 1
Chili me in brush - 1a
Chili me in brush - 2

Rog got his disc behind a tree – not hard to do. He had an open fairway to make his shot. The only tree was a small “Charlie Brown” tree on the fairway. And didn’t he hit that tree. I must admit it was rather amusing and it is something we all do. You can have an open fairway with just a tiny obstruction and yet you will manage to hit it! We all had a good laugh including Rog.

Chili Charlie Brown Tree

Chili had a lot of standing water like Beaver and our other local disc golf courses. I have never been so muddy on a disc golf course! Below are a few pictures including Greg digging out a disc and a picture of my pink disc that landed right next to the water. It may be hard to see in the photo but another couple of inches and I would have been in some serious trouble!

Chili my disc next to water

Chili retrieving disc

Chili water

And another shot where my pink disc just missed the brush and water. Greg was not so fortunate!!
Chili my disc close to the water

…. and now to the cooking!

Vegetables:
Cucumbers, seedless, sliced
Grape Tomatoes, cut in half or quarters
Carrots, sliced thin
Red Onion, sliced thin
Red Peppers or other vegetables sliced thin, optional

Dressing:
2 tbsp Canola Oil
1/2 tbsp Soy Sauce
1/2 cup Rice Vinegar
1 to 2 tbsp Sugar

Prepare your vegetables and place in a plastic bowl that has a lid. Mix together your dressing, pour over vegetables and shake well so the vegetables are properly coated. Let chill in the refrigerator. I will shake it a few times to keep the vegetables coated while the flavors are blending.

Quick and Easy to Make Cucumber Salad Close up

14 thoughts on “Quick and Easy to Make Cucumber Salad & a few Amusing Stories playing Disc Golf at Chili

  1. After reading this fun post, I am going out and buying some cute rubber boots for this game!

    1. Bernice says:

      I really could use some boots too! At the end of this season I will need new disc golf shoes and a bag. I do not mind buying a new bag but the shoes are expensive. But can not let the weather stop us from having fun! πŸ™‚

      1. Well I am needing rubber boots for photography anyhoo, so it will get double use. I would love to have a bag also. Keep throwing the discs…

      2. Bernice says:

        That is a good idea! We practiced last night our putting and my longest distance was 29.5 feet which is really good for me. If I keep practicing I can start reducing a few points and bad throws! I hope you get a chance to play again!

  2. sylviadewy says:

    Perfect for summers.. Thanks for the recipe.. πŸ™‚

    1. Bernice says:

      Your welcome. I hope you enjoy it or your variation of the salad. πŸ™‚

      1. sylviadewy says:

        Sure.. πŸ™‚

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Fancy getting you to pose in those bushes!! The salad looks lovely I shall definitely try it.!

    1. Bernice says:

      ha ha. Yes, I told my husband hurry up and take your pictures so I can throw the disc! And the salad was really easy to throw together. But that is summer – easier the better. πŸ™‚

      1. willowdot21 says:

        Yes that’s the ticket!

  4. Isabella Rose says:

    A lovely summery recipe, Bernice. Just what I need on these hot days. Blessings from Isabella [ex Lizzie Joy]

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks Isabella! It has been hot here too so we are always looking for shade and cool meals. πŸ™‚

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