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

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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!
 
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                     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.
 
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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.
 
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I have found that hand shredding lettuce will help this keep for up to a week.
 
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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?
 
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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.
 
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Sorry, it still doesn't set my taste buds alight, Mary.

Far too sweet and bland for my European tastes!
 
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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.
 

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