Creamy shrimp salad. Crunchy mini fillo shells. Five ingredients. BOOM. That’s what I’ve got for ya today.
I would be remiss if I didn’t talk real quick about the weather here in Minnesota because, well, that’s what we Midwestern folk do — we talk about the brutal winters and the sweltering summers, and how we are just about ready to move out of here to somewhere warmer where we don’t have to dig our cars out of piles of snow and ice or crank up the air conditioning when the sun is ablaze. But most of us never do. We stay put, right in our beloved, weather-crazy land.
Since I’ve been born and raised in the Midwest, I know a thing or two about how to cope with the seasons, especially when it comes to food (as most things do in my life). In the winter, I keep myself warm with big bowls of soup and mugs of strong coffee and hot cocoa. In the summer, I keep myself cool with big fresh salads and plates piled high with chopped fruit. Yet no matter the season, I want it all to be easy and stress-free. Wherever you’re from, I’m sure you agree.17