Today's picture should be a little more appetizing than yesterday's. PROMISE! Unless you are some kind of crazy cannibal who likes your meals served rare.
I love a good 7-layer salad. Thing is, they take a while to make, what with their 7 layers and all. I figured what I needed was a poor man's 7-layer salad. Okay. More specifically, a LAZY WOMAN'S 7-layer salad. So I set about making it happen.
LAYER 1. I didn't want to take time hacking at romaine lettuce leaves, so I
figured I could use my shredded iceberg that I have for Super Nachos.
LAYER 2. Frozen peas? Already had some in the mini deep freeze in the laundry room, left over from the real 7-layer salad at Easter.
LAYER 3. Those little green onions? I could use the regular white onions I have for Super Nachos.
LAYER 4. I drove to Save A Lot for a dozen eggs, because our chickens are quite
inconsiderate in laying those FRESH eggs, which are so very hard to peel
LAYER 5. Mayo? Still had some in Frig II. The real Kraft kind. Not store brand or that b@stardly Miracle Whip.
LAYER 6. Now you might think I'd take a shortcut on the cheese, and used that
part-skim shredded kind in a bag. Nope. The best part of the 7-layer
salad is the cheese. I fished around in the back of Frig II's
midsection, and found a two-pound block of extra-sharp cheddar.
LAYER 7. Bacon? Too much work. I picked up some REAL bacon bits in a resealable bag at Save A Lot.
Yum. All 7 layers present and accounted for.
Here's how a Lazy Woman's 7-Layer Salad turns out.
Uh huh. An INDIVIDUAL 7-layer salad. Don't be thinking that Farmer H was getting one of these! Actually, he was offered, and declined. The Pony only eats lettuce, cheese, ranch, and croutons in his salad. So he was out of the running as well.
I meant to take a picture before I started feeding, but this was just so darn good that you're lucky I stopped myself while some was still left in the bowl. Let the record show that I did NOT put that single pea right in the
middle for artsy-fartsy purposes. It scrambled its way to the top on its
own during my feeding frenzy. Actually, I cheated a bit on this one, and on the second trip to Save A Lot in two days, I got some little green onions to mix with the white onions.
I must say, my little big salad was real, and it was spectacular. And I'M taking credit for it.