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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cooking Thursday


It's time to visit with Sandra and friends and share another recipe. This is a favorite salad in our house. I got the "recipe" from my daughter who got it from her husbands family. It's a salad that her hubby's grandpa always brought to family gatherings, which is why it has the name it does. I've made it to bring to potlucks and we've had it at home and it's always a hit. There is no actual recipe, so you can make as much or as little as you like. Sometimes I make a small version and bring it to work as my lunch.


Grandpa Salad
lettuce; variety of your choice, torn into bite size pieces
hard boiled eggs; sliced (I use 6 or 7 for a large bowl of salad)
bacon; cooked and broken into small pieces
cherry tomatoes
cheese, cut into small cubes (I use the Kraft crumbles variety)
mayonnaise (I use Kraft, reduced fat with olive oil)
Place lettuce into serving bowl. Stir in eggs, bacon, tomatoes and cheese. This may be done ahead of time. Immediately before serving stir mayonnaise into salad. Use just enough to coat the other ingredients.
It sounds funny to use mayonnaise but it really tastes good. My husband and one of the girls at work don't like mayonnaise but they like this salad!

For more recipes, visit Sandra at Diary of a SAHM.

23 comments:

Cherdecor said...

It looks good to me! I may try some.

Sandra said...

Oh Man!!!!! That makes me hungry.

Cheri said...

I'll vouch for it- it's delicious!!

Joyful said...

I'm always looking for a new recipe to try. Thanks for the tip.

Lois Lane II said...

YUM!! Dang, I'm hungry now, lol!!!

Andrea said...

Sitka has an award for you at All Gods Creatures.
Hugs,andrea

Kari said...

It's getting late here (thursday night) and I should be in bed but now I'm hungry. It looks good.

Betty said...

Sounds like a salad I would like. Must give it a try.

Kirstin said...

sounds amazing!! I make a similar one that has layered ingredients..green onion, salad, water chestnuts, bacon, cheese, eggs, tomatoe, and then the mayo, but it's mixed with parmesan cheese, and garlic

Julie said...

That looks great. My dh doesn't like salad but does like mayo...maybe I could get him to eat some greens with this recipe. :)

2Thinks said...

sounds easy enough...

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweetie...
Mari I am going to add this to dinner tonight. I am making BBQ ribs and this sounds just simple and wonderful. I will let you know what DH thinks. He is always the test. He loves salad though.

I am so thrilled that you wanted to be my Valentine. Aren't friends just the best? I pray you are having a wonderful day today. Tomorrow is Friday, thank Goodness. I need a break.

Country hugs and so much love...Sherry

jenniferw said...

As a rule I don't like mayonnaise either but I love it in chicken salad, egg salad, and tuna salad ... and it sounds delicious added to grandpa salad! Yum.

Nezzy said...

MMmmmmm, looks lick the bowl clean. I think I'll serve as a side with supper tonight her on the Ponderosa.

Ya'll have a terrifically blessed day!!!

Connie said...

Sounnds alot like the salad my mother-in-law would make when we came for dinner. It was so good...

Irritable Mother said...

Those chocolate-y bars I tried were delicious. I'll trust that this salad is, too! Using some bacon in a recipe this weekend...Perhaps I'll hold some back so I can try this salad. Thanks! *grin*

Tea With Tiffany said...

I'm hungry. Now I am going to eat. :)

Musicaljean said...

Wow, that definitely sounds delicious to me. I must copy this one. Thanks!

linda said...

This sounds right up my alley. I could eat salads 7 days a week. Thanks for the recipe, I'll give it a try.

Sandra said...

Oh yum, I think I'll have this for lunch.

Terri said...

We love it too!

Rebekah said...

Yum! this is one of my favorite salads

septembermom said...

That looks really good! Thanks for the recipe Mari!