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Pool party foods to sit at ambient temperature

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Bada Bing | | Jul 2, 2010 09:52 AM

Any great ideas for main or side dishes to bring to my neighbor's July 4 pool party? The format is that we show up about 4pm, and food sits in the shade of the garage while people pick away at it for quite some time (couple of hours). It'll be 90 degrees (C32) out. I already know that someone's bringing a Mac & Cheese and another is bringing baked beans.

In the past, I brought a quiche one year, a Turkish-style green bean salad another year, and then a delightful and simple dish of cooked dried beans (in case you wonder, cannellini cooked in flavorful broth, then well drained and served mixed with diced roasted peppers, minced herbs, S&P, and best-quality olive oil).

While those were all successes, I bet there are great other ideas around here. Thanks in advance!

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