Light and easy indoor picnics #2

Yield: 1 servings

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\N \N Light Summer Supper
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\N \N Chilled Summer Squash Soup with Fresh Herbs

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Cold Salmon Baked In Foil With Light Watercress Sauce Crusty French Bread Cloud Brownies Iced Fruited Tea This Chilled Summer Squash Soup should be served from a thermos into mugs. It is prepared with low-fat buttermilk which gives the feeling of richness without added fats. The soup utilizes both the yellow and zucchini squash that are so abundant in the summer months. Remember to taste the soup after it has been chilled because the cold diminishes the flavor of the soup.

I like to tote along a sealed baggie of fresh herbs to add at the last minute for color and flavor. And take along a loaf of crusty French or Italian bread ++ and don't forget your little bread cutting board and bread knife. For those who really want an easy picnic, substitute rolls for the bread. The salmon is cooked easily without a poacher by actually sealing in foil packets and baking at high temperature. The packets can be chilled and carried to the picnic and then served. The sauce can be toted to the picnic in a small plastic container with an accompanying serving spoon. An interesting historical note about salmon is that the early Native Americans held the salmon in very high regard, and their superstitions prevented certain tribe members from handling or eating the fish ++ they did not want to anger its spirit and have it disappear from their waters.

Perhaps the Chief was just a little squeamish baiting the hook, but I could be wrong. I happen to love brownies ++ but they are very high in fat. I have made some big concessions with these Cloud Brownies by substituting a fruit puree for the fat, but the results are still quite moist and flavorful. The brownies will make you good and thirsty on a hot summer's eve so I have added some Fruited Iced Tea.

Simply steep a bunch of herbal teas ++ cranberry, raspberry, orange, lemon ++together and chill. When chilled, add some sliced oranges and lemons and frozen strawberries, pack in a thermos, and take to the picnic.

Submitted By SAM LEFKOWITZ On 05-23-95

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