you’ve got this. OK, a recent twister not only tore up the neighborhood, but the snapped poles and downed lines left us without power for several days. Still, ya gotta eat, right? And, without refrigeration you need something that will hold up pretty well. This simple Summer salad fits the bill. Have it by itself for lunch or pull out the grill and serve it alongside some grilled chicken sausages or burgers for dinner. In this particular case my Covid-19 pantry had all the usual suspects…green beans, kidney beans, garbanzos, green pepper and red onion. After draining, add the beans to a bowl with 1/2 cup of diced red onion and 1/2 of the green pepper diced. Toss with the simplest vinaigrette of lemon juice, olive oil, a crushed clove of garlic, a good pinch of kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. After a quick toss, cover until ready to serve and adjust the S & P if necessary. With tonight’s dinner covered all there is to do is wait.

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