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Old 05-30-2011, 02:29 PM   #1
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Last night's salad - tonight's salad

Last night's salad was:
Green lettuce from the garden
steamed and cooled asparagus in 1 inch pieces
small slices of tomato
3 T cottage cheese (set to the side)
salted roasted sunflower seeds

dressing: in a blender until smooth
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup vinegar
1 cup oil
1 yellow onion
2 T sweet paprika
1/2 cup sugar
1 T salt

Any ideas for tomorrow?
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:34 PM   #2
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Tonight's salad:
Greens from the garden
Iceburg lettuce
bite sized tomatoes
peas
croutons
Vinegar/oil dressing

Croutons:
Hearty rye bread, cubed, drizzed with a little oil, sprinkle of salt baked to crispy

Vinegar/oil dressing:
1/3 cup vinegar
1 cup oil
1 T basil
2 garlic bulbs chopped fine
1 T salt
1/4 t fresh pepper
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:35 PM   #3
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Tomorrow's salad will have corn (grilled leftover).

Ideas?
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:08 PM   #4
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Lettuce (whatever yumminess you have growing), your corn, red & green peppers diced along with some sweet onion tossed with a Santa Fe style dressing topped with grilled chicken and strips of baked tortilla shells? I wonder how a little mayo, buttermilk, salsa OR pico, and chopped cilantro work for a dressing?
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:23 PM   #5
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Lettuce (whatever yumminess you have growing), your corn, red & green peppers diced along with some sweet onion tossed with a Santa Fe style dressing topped with grilled chicken and strips of baked tortilla shells? I wonder how a little mayo, buttermilk, salsa OR pico, and chopped cilantro work for a dressing?
JMediger, how did you know I had leftover chicken in the fridge from the other night? You been snooping around? I have some sweet onions and colorful peppers to add to the mix.
I agree, some kind of creamy dressing this time, for variety. Then, I'll have, vin/oil dressing, a french (western) type of dressing and a creamy dressing.
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:37 PM   #6
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The vin/oil dressing was lacking something.
Vinegar/oil dressing:
1/3 cup vinegar
1 cup oil
1 T basil
2 garlic bulbs chopped fine
1 T salt
1/4 t fresh pepper
I added 4 T brown mustard.
It was a little harsh still.
I added 1 and 1/2 T sugar.
Much better!
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:39 PM   #7
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All your dressings sound good! What did you do for the creamy one?

Lucky guess on the chicken ... Hope it turned out good!
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All your dressings sound good! What did you do for the creamy one?

Lucky guess on the chicken ... Hope it turned out good!
It did turn out good. You can look in my refrigerator anytime.

Creamy Dressing (using what I had in the house)
1 cup mayo
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup cream
Salt, pepper, celery seed ground, sage, margoram (sp?), garlic. (didn't measure my spices)

They like the French-red dressing best.
We had lentil/pea soup w/ham with salad last night, mmmmmmm. We'll have more tonight and then freeze the rest to warm up when we aren't cooking.

I have a little more chicken left, I'll make a little chicken salad and put a scoop to the side of the lettuce/tomato/corn salad tonight. Bought some feta cheese and we might try that on the salad too.
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:31 PM   #9
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They all look wonderful! I would have never thought to add the sage - yum! I think I'm going to try the red one this weekend with some blue cheese crumbles.

I think we should just swap fridges .
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:19 PM   #10
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JMediger, blue cheese....mmmmm one of my favorites!

Here are the goodies we have growing today. Now y'all know why we have salad pretty often. I just can't let it go to waste.
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