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June 29, 2011 by Becky Becky

Q I am having my annual pool party just for the girls. Any suggestions for some simple meals that can be prepared ahead of time?

- Linda


To stay cool by the pool, we suggest you keep it simple with entrée salads! These three delicious recipes are fresh and light, yet very satisfying, too. Make a splash on Friday night with a California Chop Chop Salad, dive into Berry Turkey Salad on Saturday, and paddle into Sunday brunch with a fantastic Apricot Couscous Chicken Salad.

Prepare ahead by pre-chopping vegetables (except the avocado) and meats, and mixing up salad dressings. Store ingredients in separate plastic bags or containers. Wash all your greens and lettuce leaves and spin them dry, then store in the fridge in plastic bags with a paper towel at the bottom to keep them nice and crisp.

When you’re ready to eat, just toss everything together and dress your salad. Serve with bread sticks or some crusty bread with butter. We’re certain your party will be a swimming success.

Best wishes for sunny weather!

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