Friday, February 17, 2012

Making Dinnertime Special

Sometimes it's the little things that make the everyday special, don'tchya think? This afternoon I put together a rather humble supper but made the evening meal inviting by dimming the lights, lighting a few candles and putting on some soft music. We had a small gathering around the table; just the three youngest girls, Gary and myself. The girls commented on how pretty the table looked and how nice of a meal it was. Really, I think it was the ambiance. Whatever it was, we all enjoyed it. My humble salad recipe is below:

Layered Salad
One head Romaine lettuce, chopped
Spinach leaves - a few handfuls
chopped celery
chopped onion
chopped red pepper
4 sliced hard boiled eggs
4 strips cooked crisp bacon
shredded cheddar cheese
dressing (recipe follows)

Layer salad in order listed in a 13 x 9 baking dish except pour dressing over veggies, then add eggs, etc. over dressing. Refrigerate 2-3 hours before serving.

Dressing (revised from Joanna Lund recipe)
1/2 cup mayo
2 TBS yogurt
1 TBS sugar
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried onion flakes
1 TBS vinegar
Whisk and pour over greens

1 comment:

Krista said...

Hi Sue, Sounds like a lovely dinner. Your salad and dressing sounds really delicious, I will have to try it sometime. Enjoy your weekend!