Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Toothsome Tuesday

Toothsome Tuesdays that sounds fun for a recipe day.

Adorable Hubby and I love this salad we've been buying it at the Art City Trolley for ten years. Recent financial setbacks have become the 'mother of invention' and I've figured out a wonderful meal our family loves.

Dice, then brown 4-5 boneless chicken in 1 tablespoon of olive oil add salt and pepper to taste, set aside to cool.

Rinse and cut up 1 head of Romain lettuce.

Rinse and cut up 1 head of Iceberg lettuce.

Rinse 8 Cups of Baby spinach.

Finely slice 1/2 purple onion.

Chop 2 cups almonds
In sauce pan place 1 Cup sugar, turn burner on high and melt sugar stirring constantly don't worry about lumps they melt. When sugar is melted remove from heat dump in chopped almonds, mix to coat almonds turn out on cookie sheet place in cool place till sugar is hardened. Break in small pieces, I use a meat mallet the cooler the mix the easier it breaks.

1 cup Feta cheese crumbles.

Mix all greens together in large bowl. We set all other ingredients out salad bar style so little people can pick and choose.

To assemble:

On large plate place two big handfuls of greens, picky people can use tongs, so then that's two big tongfuls. Top greens with 1/2 cup chicken, 2 Tablespoons feta cheese crumbles, 2 Tablespoons candied almonds, 4 or 5 rings of purple onion or many more. Top with raspberry poppy seed dressing.

Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing.

In blender combine :
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbl. dry onion flakes
1 teas. dry mustard
1 teas. salt
1/3 cup vinegar
1/4 cup frozen raspberries

blend for 20 - 30 seconds, then while blending add 1 cup vegetable oil, blend 30 - 60 seconds. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds, stir by hand. Store left overs covered in fridge.

Yummmmy, this is served with 1/2 an onion bagel at our favorite little restaurant. This amount barely feeds our family cause it's a seriously delicious combination. We let the little ones use ranch other dressings that they prefer and leave out all the good stuff toppings they think are yucky.


Adams Family said...

I've had it and it is yummy.

Snarr mama said...

This sounds sooo good, I'll have to try it! Thanks for the idea

Valerie aka Mamalovelock said...

Sounds yummy, will have to try.

I like your background too.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I always love new recipes. This salad sounds wonderful!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Mummy McTavish said...

You can bet my boys would have a plate full of candied almonds and nothing else!

Your blog cracks me up, you can bet i'll be back. I think perhaps it's just feeding my need to know that you can have a boy family and not need to be institutionalised, or have they just not come for you yet?

Mummy McTavish said...

that's a lot of "you can bet" in my last comment when it's a phrase I never actually use... ugh, I need coffee...

MBLL said...

Sooo.. does that mean we're never eating at the trolley? Mmmm I think not. As far as I know you haven't mastered the Mocha shake. When you do let me know I'll be over.

love ya.

Octamom said...

This sounds fantastic! I'm gonna give it a go!


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