Salads. aka: Rats. I forgot the cheese!

April 8, 2014


The Potato Bake is tomorrow. It’s a big fundraiser Lenten dinner put on by the CDC, but honestly – I don’t know how much money we make. I’m just trusting that we come out in the black.

This year I am putting Murphy’s Law to good use. Parents are supposed to sign up to help and bring a salad or dessert. We are a little light on help and salads, so I cranked out some tonight. (Last time we desperately called out for salads we had a rush and turned out to have plenty. C’mon, Murphy!)

I googled easy salad canned vegetables because that’s what I had. Here’s what I cobbled together:

Faux Pea Salad They said mix up peas, chopped egg, bacon, cheese, onion and dressing (I used Miracle Whip & Ranch dressing). I did. Except for the cheese, which I just now realized, dang it. I’m not going back.

Corn Salad This is not a made-up thing. The recipe just said corn, chopped bell peppers and Italian dressing. I think there was something else, but I forget. I put in some red onion because I had it.


Cucumbers in Vinegar and stuff I’ve made this before, but this time I put in red onion because I had it. Also, I didn’t taste the Vinegar and stuff because it was after 7 and I can’t eat after 7. Also, I don’t ever measure for the stuff so it probably tastes weird. Also, I put in some red onion because I had it.

Coleslaw I didn’t have dressing, so I ‘made’ what was ‘suggested’ on the cabbage bag with some ‘substitutions’. It was some thick dressing. Hmmmmm…. we’ll see.

That is all. Off to wash the Mr. Potato Head shirt I wore today so I can wear it tomorrow. With red onion because I had it.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Salads. aka: Rats. I forgot the cheese!”

  1. Peggy Said on:

    Wow! You were a busy little bee whipping up all those salads! It’s a good thing I didn’t have to make the salads….I’d show up with just a bowl of lettuce.

    There’s a restaurant here in Balto. that has as a side dish corn with red & green peppers. I really like it. It doesn’t have the Italian dressing though. Which I’m glad of.


  2. Lloyd Said on:

    If we had Jello, we could have made Jello Salad.


  3. Brad Said on:

    I had a corn salad I really liked once. It had red onion in it too. I couldn’t eat much though, because red onion is an acid trigger for me. A delicious, crunchy acid trigger.


  4. Deborah Said on:

    I just ate the corn salad. It was delicious! Thanks, Lauren!


  5. Jane Sommerer Said on:

    Onion with the cucumbers is great. Sounds good to me.


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