Can you believe that only a week ago, we all were sitting around a table, making gluttons of ourselves on turkey and mashed potatoes?
Some of us had to leave early.
Some of us laid around and ate dodo’s.
Some of us the girl couldn’t find matching socks in her Grandma’s dresser.
All of us missed those that weren’t with us.
I was the one sitting around making a glutton of myself.
How can you not when there is turkey and mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole, and rolls that didn’t raise, and gravy, and sweet potatoes and this fabulous salad that my mom made.
Yes, salad at Thanksgiving.
It was fabulous, but I only ate 3 bites of it, because who wants to eat salad when you are surrounded by turkey, mashed potatoes and 6 different desserts.
I had to have this salad again.
I could eat it every day, and this girl is not a salad eater.
So I called up the mother and asked for the recipe.
Turns out it is a quick throw together salad that you can take all of 5 minutes to make.
First grab yourself a bag of romaine or baby spinach.
A green onion, a handful of pecans (chopped), a handful of craisins, and a handful of feta or blue or gorgonzola cheese.
Throw these all in a bowl together.
Get some red wine. I got this cute little bottle of Winking Owl Cabernet Sauvingon from Aldi.
Do you know why that cute little owl is winking?
He is winking because he knows that only suckers purchase $3 bottles of wine and Internet, it tastes like a $3 bottle of wine.
Get a better red wine that this. Don’t fall for the cute owl.
For the base of your dressing, there is sugar, salt, pepper, soy sauce, red wine, vinegar and curry powder.
I went ewwwwwwwww when ma told me there was curry powder in it, but it makes the dressing.
Don’t leave it out.
Whisk in about 1/3 cup of olive oil, et voila.
Right before serving, chop up your apple. I used a Jonnagold, but a Honeysweet or a Gala would be just as good.
Toss the apple in your salad.
Add the dressing.
Eat for supper.
Internet. This stuff is so good, that Superman had seconds.
I almost fainted when he… the ‘master of meat and potatoes’… the king of ‘don’t put anything green on my plate’… the ‘I wouldn’t eat broccoli if it were the last thing to eat in this world and I haven’t eaten in 3 days’ man, put seconds in his bowl.
You must make this, Internet.
Even your meat and potatoes man might like it.
Would y’all like the recipe?
Becky’s Favorite Salad
- Romaine or baby Spinach
- Green onion
- cashews or pecans
- dried cranberries
Toss the above in a bowl. Right before serving, drizzle dressing over top and toss. Serve.
- ½ c. sugar
- 2 tbsp. red wine
- 2 tbsp. vinegar
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- ½ tsp. curry powder
- 1 tsp. soy sauce
- 1/3 c. olive oil
Mix first 7 ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk in olive oil and drizzle over salad.