Friday, May 6, 2011

THROW BACK THURSDAY RECIPE - My Favourite Green Salad

This is my favourite green salad.  And has been for years. 
I wrote about it last year, but I have a change.

GREEN SALAD

Lettuce - Spring mix or romaine or add spinach
Fruit - Usually strawberries, but have used blueberries, chopped pears or apples, tangerines  (I have even used canned mandarins)
Craisins - If you want to
Bleu cheese crumbled - or feta, if you want to
Candied nuts - walnuts or almonds or pecans (or not candied)
... whatever else you like in it

We all have some form of this recipe.  It is the dressing that I came to talk about. 
The traditional dressing I have always made is equal parts of

BRIANNA'S Blush Wine Salad Dressing and
BRIANNA'S Poppy Seed Salad Dressing (About 1/2 bottle of each)
This dressing is good. 
But it is expensive and high in fat. 
And you need to make sure that you have both dressings.

At our Relief Society Birthday Dinner last week we had a homemade dressing that works great for this type of salad.  (I have tried at least 5 recipes trying to find one that worked for me.)  This recipe is lower in fat and uses things I always have.  Ready?

Strawberry Salad Dressing
from Deborah W.  (After tasting this I (obsessively) asked that she email it to me that night)

Just mix in a mixing bowl with a whisk
1 cup mayonnaise (I use light.  I wanted to try fat-free, but could not find it at the store.)
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup milk (I use 1%.  May need a bit more to thin it.)
1/4 vinegar (I use cider vinegar, but you could use white, strawberry or raspberry vinegar)
1 Table. poppy seeds (I always buy mine in bulk.  MUCH cheaper.)
1 1/2 - 2 Table. strawberry jam

Only 6 ingredients and I have them all, all the time.
This is my new favourite recipe.

If you prefer a purchased low-fat dressing, my mother-in-law makes this salad with KRAFT Light Raspberry Vinegrette.  Another healthy choice.

Danielle commented on winning the glass nail file yesterday.  Congratulations, Danielle.  I will get that to you.
There is still time to follow my blog and be part of the next drawing (which should be Friday, but I am working really hard to get things ready for the .  So I will do it on Monday.).

Today's drawing is for a Princess clippie (plus a few extra bows) from BITS AND PIECES  Thank you VERY much.  The follower that wins can choose a Princess from their blog, or their new Princess Rapunzel.
Using "random.org" the winning follower is #56...MATT AND CAROLYN!!!  Leave a comment and let me know which princess you choose. 

Because I have been so busy this week, all winners have until Wednesday to comment.  I will re"random.org" next Thursday.

Rapunzel

5 comments:

Matt and Carolyn said...

YAY!!!! Wow this is the FIRST time I've won on a blog!!So exciting and I LOOOOVE those little princess clipies:) My little sister Lilly will LOVE the tinkerbell one! Thanks so much, and I LOVE your blog!

Pollyanna said...

Thanks for the recipe for the dressing, I am using it for my luncheon today!!

Jedediah Clawson said...

Michelle hi and thanks for the comment on my blog. Here is a link to the shortbread waffles. It is actually from Orangette's blog. You'll have to let me know how you liked it. Good luck!!

http://orangette.blogspot.com/2005/03/9-am-sunday-sugar-and-shortbread.html

The Clawson"s said...

sorry I was using my son's google account when I posted that comment, but the information is the same:) Thanks!! Lisa

debbie said...

Why haven't you posted in nearly 3 weeks? We've missed you. Are you okay?

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