Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cucumber Tomato Salad

I remember mom making this many many times when I was a little kid... Except she didn't add the vinegar, sugar, hot sauce, salt & pepper of course... But you get the point I think don't you? LOL! It's so easy and so versatile because you can make as much or as little as you want to serve as many or a few people as you want! :)

Diced cucumber
Diced tomato
Minced onion, optional
Vinegar to taste
Sugar to taste
Hot sauce to taste
Onion powder if you want some
Salt & pepper to taste

Place cucumbers & tomato in a bowl. Add the onion if you want it. Add as much mayo, vinegar, sugar, hot sauce & seasonings as your taste buds like. Chill until serving and ENJOY!!

Eight Layer Salad

I came up with this salad a hunnerd years ago when we were out west at Gene & Linda's for the 4th of July. They had some broccoli that needed to be used up and so I stuck it in and made the eighth layer that nobody hears about. ;) Every time I bring it to church people fight over it, and that even includes Reece! Hope you love it as much as we do! 

3 C. Miracle Whip
1/4 C. + 1/2 T. sugar
1-2 T. vinegar
Salt & pepper to taste

1 head iceburg lettuce
2 C. shredded carrots
2 C. broccoli, chopped fine
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 (12-16 oz.) pkg. frozen peas
1 bundle green onions, sliced
1 (12-16 oz.) pkg. bacon, diced, browned & drained OR 2 pkgs. real bacon bits
2  1/2 C. shredded cheese

Mix up the Miracle Whip, sugar, vinegar, salt & pepper; set aside. Wash the lettuce and then tear it into bite sized pieces. Layer on the bottom of a 9X13 pan. Layer on the carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, peas & green onions. Pour the dressing over top and if it wants to be stubborn, beat the pan on the table a few times and it'll start heading down through the layers. Sprinkle with the bacon, then the cheese. Cover and refrigerate until serving.