Last Sunday we all drove to the in-laws to visit. If I didn’t get along with my in-laws I would still drive down there just for the food! My husbands mother is an amazing cook. I have learned new things from her. His family stretches back into the Mennonite religion. His parents aren’t Mennonites and neither is he. I’m not entirely sure who is what. But I do think its his uncle and then from there are Mennonite. I’ve been trying to piece that all together for a long time.
Anyway, I do know that his mom has kept a lot of the Mennonite traditions. Including cooking. Everything is homemade. From huge (full table) dinners to Chinese egg rolls and pizza. They rarely do take out.
So this past Sunday we had an open fire meal. We made Mountain pies and had seven layer salad on the side. I fell in love. As simple as it is, I still thought it was just fabulous!
I just had to make it myself.
2 Heads Lettuce ~ Chopped
2 Handfulls Baby Spinach ~ Washed and Dried
Salt/Pepper to taste
4 Hard Boiled Eggs
1 Pound Bacon ~ Cooked/Chopped
2 Medium Tomatoes ~ Chopped
2 Cups Cheddar Cheese ~ Shredded
2 Cups Frozen Peas ~ Partically Thawed
1/2 Cup Mayo
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
1 Tablespoon Sugar
In a large, clear, bowl (or any) combine the ingredients. Layer each ingredient, one on top of the other by favoring the outside of the bowl. By doing this the layers look more full and pretty. Then fill the center with extra lettuce. Place the dressing on top and garnish with bacon.
I made extra eggs and bacon for future salads. You don’t have to use that much.
I also added a little extra dressing.