Friday, December 14, 2007


Tonight I had to take a salad to serve 12 to our Ward Christmas party. I almost always take my poppy seed salad dressing recipe but I am out of poppy seeds plus I forgot to buy mushrooms. So, here is how it went. (A Russian Princess asked for the recipe so it must have been okay. See today's post at Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life.)

half a box of that lovely spring mix lettuce, from Costco
2 heads of romaine lettuce from Costco, chopped

1 cup salad oil
1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar--regular AC vinegar is fine
1/2 cup sugar--I added maybe another tablespoon after tasting
1 tsp. salt--I added maybe another eighth teaspoon after tasting
1/2 tsp. dry mustard

1/2 large red onion, chopped in small pieces
3 handfuls dried tomatoes
About a pound of sliced mushrooms

Mix lettuces together, rinse in cold water and spin dry. (Not you, the lettuce.)

Mix oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and mustard well. Put the tomatoes in a bowl, cover with hot water and soak until pliable. I only soaked them for 30 seconds to a minute because they are super thin. Drain the tomatoes well. Add the tomatoes, onions and mushrooms to the salad dressing and let sit for about a half hour. Pour over lettuce, toss well, serve.