my mom always makes it when we had company over or for a side dish .. it also makes a great summer dish also.. its easy to make and doesnt take very long at all.. just a few ingredients and you are all set. the cool thing about it also is that you dont have to have all the ingredients that i post . you can add your own variety if you choose. but this is how mom always makes it and its the one that i will stick with forever. when i make it at my house its gone in a matter of no time at all.. my husband loves it and always gets seconds and thirds.. sometimes it is our dinner when we are in the mood for something light. hope you can enjoy this as much as my family has!!