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Old 06-07-2009, 11:10 AM   #11
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Tear up some different greens and put the in one large tub. Then have individual smaller tubs of cut up veggies, pastas, etc......then let them make their own salads....have 2 or 3 different dressings....or, just some evoo and some wine and balsamic vinegars in containers. !!! Good luck
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:10 PM   #12
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Let us know what happened will you?LOL
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:13 PM   #13
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I have other suggestions for different salads, but fussy eaters can be notorious for not liking anything new. I'll go ahead anyway for anyone who might be following.

Rice salads: I prefer to use Uncle Ben's for cold rice dishes for ease and predictability; I rarely use it for hot purposes, but like the separation of grains for cold salads. I either make them European, with an Italian-type dressing, or Asian, with rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and lots of herbs. Tomatoes, cukes, peas, water chestnuts, onions, peppers, etc, depending on what folk like.

Near East brand taboule or couscous, rehydrated as instructions, then refrigerated. When cold, fluff with a couple of forks, adding scallions, other kinds of salad veggies, olive oil, chopped olives, pine nuts or slivered almonds (those bags of salad topping almonds are a great shortcut). My mom has a vegan friend, and this is one thing I used to bring when she had a picnic that was a rave.

If money isn't a big issue, and especially in the winter, cans of heart of palm, sliced, marinated artichoke hearts, liquid and all, onions, jar of pickled mushrooms, olives, and really, any pickled/preserved veggies, all tossed together with olive oil and some Greek or Italian seasoning. Top with crumbled feta or grated parm, asiago, or pecorino cheese (depending upon which seasoning you use).
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:52 PM   #14
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:41 PM   #15
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Old Scotch...isn't that the best kind??
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:53 PM   #16
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Good point Erik.
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:28 PM   #17
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Let us know what happened will you?LOL
Dinner was a success. Hubby, daughter & her bf did not touch the tomatoe/cuke/onion salad (but I nknew they wouldn't. However bf's parents liked everything, so in my eyes dinner was a success!!
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:44 PM   #18
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Dinner was a success. Hubby, daughter & her bf did not touch the tomatoe/cuke/onion salad (but I nknew they wouldn't. However bf's parents liked everything, so in my eyes dinner was a success!!
Glad everyone enjoyed themselves!
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:45 AM   #19
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Dinner was a success. Hubby, daughter & her bf did not touch the tomatoe/cuke/onion salad (but I nknew they wouldn't. However bf's parents liked everything, so in my eyes dinner was a success!!
I'm glad you had a good dinner to. Given all the handicaps you had to deal with, I'm surprised you even had them over :-)

You are made of the stronger stuff.

You go girl. You are an inspiration to even the guys :-)
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:36 PM   #20
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Bravo! Good for you! I'm glad it turned out. I lose patients sometimes with such fussy eaters. Have to bite my tongue.
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