Help! It's my birthday and all I want to do is cook. A seven-layer salad.

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  1. finnola

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    For others. Need a superb rrecipe for seven-layer salad. I know, I shouldn't have to ask, but I'm going to a party and they asked me to bring it. I have bacon. It's a start. Help!
     
  2. maryb

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    * Exported from MasterCook *

                         7 layer salad (serves a crowd!)

    Recipe By     :Mary Brown
    Serving Size  : 0     Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories    : Salads                          sides

      Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1              layer  lettuce -- chopped
      1              layer  celery -- chopped
      1              layer  green pepper -- chopped
      1              layer  green onion -- chopped
      1              layer  peas -- thawed
      1              layer  lettuce -- chopped
      1              layer  mayonnaise -- use real mayo here
      4        tablespoons  white sugar -- sprinkle over the mayo
      1              layer  parmesan cheese -- sprinkled over the top, be generous
      1              layer  bacon bits -- fried until crisp. Use real bacon

    Use whatever size pan you like, assemble in the order given. This needs to sit in the fridge at least 1/2 day or overnight to let the flavors blend. Kept cold this will keep for several days.
     
  3. bubbamom

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    Mary's recipe and mine are similar but there are some differences:

    Into pan or bowl of your choosing, add:

    l layer chopped lettuce

    l layer chopped celery (medium chop)

    l layer chopped red onion

    1 layer sweet pepper (I use red, orange or yellow)

    l layer peas (no need to thaw)

    Mix together equal parts of real mayo and sour cream and spread over the above mix

    Sprinkle 1 layer of shredded sharp (or medium, if you prefer) cheddar cheese over mayo/sour cream dressing and top with

    a layer of fried bacon bits (use real bacon)

    Cover pan or bowl and refrigerate for several hours.  Remove from refrigerator 1/2 hour before serving.  If there's any left, refrigerate in a tightly sealed container.  Note:  The salad will wilt if not eaten within the next day or so.
     
  4. maryb

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    I have found that hand shredding lettuce will help this keep for up to a week.
     
  5. koukouvagia

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    I don't get it.  Does this salad ever get mixed?  Is this like a salad trifle?
     
  6. ishbel

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    I'd never heard of this sort of salad - and I've got to say, it's not to my taste!   where's the dressing?  Why the mayonnaise?  4 TABLESPOONS of white sugar?
     
  7. boar_d_laze

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    Yes, it's something like a "salad trifle."

    Happy Birthday!  29?

    BDL
     
  8. maryb

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    It is a very tasty salad. The sugar and mayo together seem to prolong the freshness of the lettuce. All the super crunchy veg under a layer of salad dressing with tons of cheese and bacon.
     
  9. ishbel

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    Sorry, it still doesn't set my taste buds alight, Mary.

    Far too sweet and bland for my European tastes!
     
  10. maryb

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    I live in the midwest where bland was created /img/vbsmilies/smilies/lol.gif personally I like more spice/flavor but the only time I make the salad is for Christmas where I have to feed others.