Mommy, 7-layer salad is one of my specialties.
7 LAYER SALAD
1 large head lettuce
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 10oz package frozen peas, blanched
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup cauliflower florets
1 cup crumbled blue cheese (or feta)
1 cup ham or turkey, chopped (opt)
approx 2 cups Miracle Whip (or mayo if you prefer)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 lb. bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled (or purchased real bacon bits)
1 pint cherry tomatoes
Make the day before. Layer first 7 ingredients in a 6-8" deep baking or tupperwear pan. Spread Miracle Whip generously over the top, being sure to cover completely all the way to the edges to "seal in" the ingredients. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and bacon bits, cover closly with seran wrap, and refrigerate overnight. Garnish with tomatoes before serving. You might want to wait for the bacon bits until then too, to keep them crisper.
I double this batch for a big crowd. You can add or subtract ingredients as you wish. Suggestions: strung and chopped celery, water chestnuts, bean sprouts, olives, sliced hard-boiled eggs...your imagination is the limit.
We get by with a little help from our friends