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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Chef's Salad..Sounds Light, But It Isn't!




The master of overkill lives! I start out with the best intentions, and end up with far more than needed....I know, I've watched me do it!
With that major shortcoming announced to the world, last night I made a Chef's salad for my wife and I. As the photo shows, the ingredients were hard cooked eggs, tomatoes, shredded Cheddar cheese, celery, carrots, slices of both turkey and ham, three kinds of dressings (spinach, blue cheese, and Russian) and oh yeah! A dab of lettuce.. I offered croutons, onions, and bacon- but my wife gave me that "You're doing it again" look....
I have had some digestive issues lately, and haven't been the cookin' fool I usually am. Needless to say, I made a so-called salad I couldn't possibly finish! Wife is making a salad for lunch from left over toppings for work tomorrow..
For tonight, I am toying with a creation that would have the ingredients of corned beef hash, but layered instead of mixed together.. we shall see...

43 comments:

Beth said...

damn Uncle Buff.....sounds good to me!!!

Kate said...

There's lettuce in there?

Ha

A Year on the Grill said...

thus the appeal of a never ending salad bar... gotta keep this in mind, making a salad myself tonight

buffalodick said...

Beth- More work than cooking, is chopping!
Kate- As little as possible!
Griller- I like protein more than roughage!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's my kind of salad!

Brian Miller said...

nice...intrigued by tonights meal...i like a good salad...

doggybloggy said...

I have been ripping up carpet and throwing out furniture all morning so I could easily go for one of these jumbo salads right now!

buffalodick said...

BlondeD- Hard to call it a salad! More like a Deli on a dab of lettuce!
Brian- Won't be hash, but the flavors will be there!
DogB- Better you than me! Hard job..

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Yep, now I have to eat before I leave for work.
:)

Hubs has been craving salads since recovering from his illness. This one looks great, as always!

Thanks!!

Christiejolu said...

Those look so delicious!

buffalodick said...

Momster- Salads, after chopping- are easy eating!
Christie- I hate lettuce..does it show? :)

Tracie said...

I love to eat salads like that. If they're too heavy on the lettuce they don't satisfy me. Plus they just taste too green.

Barbara said...

RE your last post and memories...funny. I remember a married couple (guests) at a New Year's Day party left to go upstairs to enjoy each other and three of us were caught in an adjoining bathroom and couldn't get out.

And now, your chef salad. Sounds pretty good to me! My daughter has been here and we have been eating out and embibing way too much. We have so much fum together! She went back today and a salad is all I'm having for dinner! And lots of water!

buffalodick said...

Tracie- I obviously agree!
Barb- Why are we embarrassed when other people should be! Don't drink water...fish have sex in it!

Heff said...

Light or NOT, It looks DAMN GOOD.

highlandsranchfoodie said...

Had to chuckle at "a dab of lettuce" I love a good Chef's Salad and this you one made sounds more like a feast! Love those oranges for garnish.

buffalodick said...

Heff- I was great- but too much to eat all at once!
Highlander- The oranges were a nice touch..I ate the darn things, and liked them!

Pam said...

That's just how I like my salads! When I go to a salad bar, my plate weighs a ton, because there about 3 lettuce leaves on it and the rest is all the good stuff!

buffalodick said...

Pam- You are so much my bud when it comes to salads! When did you see anyone say wow, lettuce..

Angela in Europe said...

I love a good Chef's salad though. I probably would have had two!

buffalodick said...

Angela- Not one to brag, but I wish more were here to enjoy! I like others to enjoy, me..well I am a simple man-happier to watch others eat than eat myself...

The Good Cook said...

I always cook too much, it's a cook's right and curse. It's either too much of one ingredient or way too many courses. Such is life. (and good eating!) I hope your digestive track gets back on course - I can't have a fellow cook on the blink.

buffalodick said...

GoodCook- Just made brownies with white chocolate, crasins, and walnuts.. also a hash like casserole I will post about next round!

Just telling it like it is said...

mmm I love a good veggie salad with blue cheese and hot wings!

buffalodick said...

Darngirl- I love hot wings too!

carma said...

A dab of lettuce - so well put! and I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes blue cheese dressing :-)

buffalodick said...

carma- Blue cheese is my "go to" dressing, but this time I mixed a little Russian dressing with it..a little too rich!

blueviolet said...

That sounds good...not the digestive issues...but your chef salad!

buffalodick said...

Blue V- It ate pretty good!

Marjie said...

Sounds like a great lunch or dinner to me. Chef's salad is not the same without excess - but no onions on mine, please!

buffalodick said...

Marjie- No onions were harmed in this post! Next one- they will be!

Realliveman said...

You're the only guy on the planet who can turn a salad into a work of art AND yummyness!

G-Man said...

Buff...maybe you should have a 'side' of metamucil next to your bounty of ingredients?

buffalodick said...

RLM- I don't know if it's Art, but I like it!
G-Man- I'm game...

Chef E said...

Hubby does not like it when I go hog wild making large salads and then tell him its our dinner, especially when I sneak bacon in under his lettuce, lol, he says its a starter dish...hold the lettuce, lol!

Chris said...

I love salads that make a vegetarian cry and this one ranks right up there!

Thyda said...

Ooooh... I love chef salads and haven't had one in so long. Thanks for the reminder!

Just telling it like it is said...

Might I suggest Papaya enzymes...always helpful

Just telling it like it is said...

Might I suggest Papaya enzymes...always helpful

buffalodick said...

ChefE- I have never seen anything but a rabbit eat lettuce plain!
Chris- Salads in restaurants lately look like grass clippings and mulch..
Thyda- Cool, yet filling!
Darngirl- A known tenderizer, but nothing here was tough!

UBERMOUTH said...

OMG!!!!! That's not just a salad but ART! I LOVE salads.

buffalodick said...

Uber- Much color and flavor!

MarmiteToasty said...

I LOVE lettuce and could eat a whole iceburg like an apple LOL

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