Now Kids, I have to be honest, your dad is the ultimate salad maker. Maybe it’s because he’s so particular and has to have all the veggies chopped just so. The man can make a salad! He likes to put all the little extras in little bowls so you can pick and choose what you want, but here are his staples:
Any Good Salad MUST HAVE:
Several Mixed Greens, your daddy doesn’t DO Iceburg Lettuce alone Carrots Green Peppers Cucumbers Yellow Peppers Red Peppers Tomatoes Bacom bits To keep me happy, he always left these on the side:
Mushrooms Onions Raddishes Hard Boiled Egg Chick Peas Black Olives To Make It A Meal:
Chopped Ham, Turkey, Salami, or other deli meat.
As for dressings...Dad only eats Blue Cheese, or some sort of Oil and Vinegar with real blue cheese crumbles. As for me, I like just about everything BUT Blue Cheese. So, please, keep the dressing on the side :)
Notes From Mom:
Keep your freezer stocked with fresh frozen veggies, keep your crisper full with raw veggies. Canned Veggies are for emergencies only folks...
Keep the potatoes and tomatoes out of the fridge, the loose flavor if they get too cold.
If you want to be “Super Cook”, wash, dry and store all of your fresh veggies and herbs the second you get them home from the store. If you want to be “REAL Cook”, just try to remember to use them before they go bad. However, there is nothing wrong with tossing all those “about to go bad” veggies into a nice pot of soup :)
Leave out the salt and butter til you get to the table. I know your dad would dissagree, but if the veggie is fresh, it doesn’t need anything else. Let everyone season their own sides.
A sprinkle of cheese can get the pickiest of eaters to devour their veggies. Cheddar, Parmesan, Mozzerella, whatever. Trust me on this, you tested me on this at almost every meal...
If Cheese doesn’t do the trick, use dip. You kids would eat anything if you could dip it in something first, LOL.