I had another post all ready to go because I forgot it was salad day. Luckily, I have some good salads saved.
The first one is the tried and true broccoli salad. I absolutely love it. I first had the salad at my sister's (Marcia), but have since noticed the recipe everywhere. The second is a dessert salad. I first made it a few years ago for a 4th of July party. It's a wonderful combination of sweet, salty, creamy, and crunchy.
1. 1 head of broccoli flowerets, uncooked
2. 1/2 C golden raisins
3. 3/4 C sunflower seeds
4. 1/2 C crisp bacon, crumbled
5. 3/4 C mayo
6. 1/4 C sugar
7. 1/4 C apple cider vinegar
Toss first three salad ingredients. In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients together and add to salad. Add bacon approximately 20 minutes before serving.
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
1. 2 cups crushed pretzels
2. 3/4 cup melted butter
3. 3 tablespoons sugar, plus 3/4 cup sugar
4. 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
5. 1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping
6. 2 (3-ounce) packages strawberry gelatin dessert mix
7. 2 cups boiling water
8. 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen strawberries
9. 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple
10. Whipped topping or whipped cream, to garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
For the crust, mix the pretzels, butter, and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Press this mixture into a 9 by 13-inch pan and bake for 7 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool.
In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and 3/4 cup of sugar. Fold in the whipped topping, and spread over the cooled crust. Refrigerate until well chilled.
In a small bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, and allow to cool slightly. Add the strawberries and pineapple, and pour over the cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate until serving time.
To serve, cut slices and serve with a dollop of whipped topping.
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Past FIF recipes:
Grilled Meats and Vegetables over Saffron Orzo
Crockpot Red Beans
Better Than Almost Anything Cake
Enchiladas de Pollo
Croissant French Toast
Sloppy Joe, Mac 'n Cheese Casserole
Baked Bean & Burger Casserole
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
Sausage con Queso and Ro-tel Cheese Dip
Blueberry Multigrain Coffeecake
Old-Time Beef Stew
White Chocolate Snack Mix
Tex-Mex Chicken Taco Soup
Best Bundt Cake Ever
Hot Dog Casserole
Chicken & Rice
Peanut Butter Fudge
Omelets in a Bag
Pulled Pork BBQ