Friday, April 24, 2009

So Good Strawberry Salad

Last night, Ty and I cooked for one of his friends. The pal has fallen on some hard times and heartache, and my best solution for this is a home-cooked meal and some good company (that part may be giving me and Ty too much credit). 

The menu included grilled tilapia filets, homemade mashed potatoes and a strawberry salad. I'd never made the salad before, but I got the recipe from one of the girls in my Bunco group and wanted to give it a whirl. 

I was a little nervous about serving it to two guys. There's plain salad and there's girly salad. This was a girly salad. But when dinner was served, the guys devoured the salad. Loved it. I thought the homemade mashed potatoes would be a smash, but I could have served boxed flakes and they never would have known the difference. The salad was the meal's spotlight. So, in the tradition of a good ol' recipe swap, I'm passing on the goodness. 

Who said you can't have your girly salad and make him eat it, too? 

Strawberry Salad

For the dressing mix: 
1 cup sugar
1 cup canola oil
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce

mix and chill (shake it up really good before you serve)

For the salad: 
spring mix lettuce
chow mein noodles
toasted walnuts or pecans (I like the walnuts)
sliced strawberries

Easy and so good — enjoy!