Monday, September 10, 2007

May I suggest....

Here is one of the newest meals to make it into our dinner repertoire.
(Wow--I spelled that right on the first try. I'm surprised.)

Chopped Salad Italiano
Ok, I just call it Italian Salad.
I got the recipe from the quarterly Kraft magazine--
Food & Family

It is very tasty, really easy, but kind of a light meal. (Not "light" as low calories and fat, but "light" as in not too filling. I don't think anything with bacon is considered low fat.) Take a serving dish and top with Romaine lettuce. Then arrange in rows on top: chopped tomatoes, chopped ham (I just use the same cold cuts Andrew uses for his lunches.), chopped cucumbers, cooked whole wheat rotini, crumbled crispy bacon (this is best part according to the rest of my family), and cheese cubes. Top individual servings with Italian or ranch dressing.

I usually heat up some bake and serve rolls and we are good to go for our little family of four. Might make a nice side dish for bigger families? I also like that it's visually appealing. Let me know what you think if you try it.

9 comments:

Natalie said...

Wow that looks very tasty. Last night David and I had salads for dinner too! It was very healthy and refreshing and to help fill us up, we had a sweet potato on the side.

Grandma Sweat said...

The picture of your salad Italiano is as beautiful as a hot air balloon!

We had fresh tomatoes for dinner tonight - and leftover peach dessert made with fresh peaches - yummmmm!
XO
Mom Sweat

Ang said...

Oooh, so pretty. How do you serve it? If it was up to my kids, they would just eat the row of bacon :-).

John Laurie Clayton Jack said...

That looks GOOD. I just got my latest issue too. Isn't it a great magazine? I've collected such a large binder of recipes from that magazine that I don't feel like I need to look any further for recipes.

Marianne said...

Mmmm...it's making me hungry!

Sandy said...

That looks really good!! I want to know how you serve it up, too - I'd probably have little pieces of cucumber and noodles flying all over the table:)

andrea said...

Serving has never been an issue for us. I have these big salad tongs and just take a little from here and a little from there and--voila. (But I DO serve the kids because I see how that could get messy.)

Amy said...

Mmmmm...bacon. Anything that has bacon will make Dave happy, so I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the tip.

Jayne said...

Pretty. You should add food stylist to your resume.

I keep forgetting to ask you: are you taking a class this semester?