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“Bring a salad.”
You dread hearing those words, because you hate making salads. You can’t just throw something together from your pantry at the last minute. You have to go to the store for fresh ingredients. Then there’s the chopping, slicing and dicing. Not to mention the dressing. From the bottle? Homemade? And you can’t add dressing ahead of time. You have to make yourself available during the BBQ at just the right moment to dress the salad, toss the salad … ARGH! So much pressure! You begin to resent your stupid friend for asking you to bring a salad. You wished she’d asked for a bag of chips or hamburger buns. How could she do this to you?
If this stressful scenario sounds familiar, fret not — your worries are over! This salad recipe can be made ahead of time, dressing and all, allowing you to relax and enjoy the party!
Stress-Free Layered Salad
1 head lettuce (iceberg), torn into bite-size pieces
½ cup chopped red onion
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 small package frozen peas
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp sugar
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
½ cup bacon bits
In large bowl — preferably glass or clear plastic — layer lettuce and onion. Spoon ½ cup mayonnaise evenly over top. Layer celery, green pepper and frozen peas; spread with remaining mayonnaise. Sprinkle sugar, cheese, and bacon on top. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours.
Serves 10 to 12.
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