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    • #264422

      Whole wheat pasta salad with chicken, peppers and beans

      Blackberry-avocado salad with kiwi dressing

      Frisee, grapefruit and avocado salad with champagne vinaigrette

      Mixed greens with over-roasted asparagus and poached egg on croutons

      Salsa-topped shrimp salad

      Hot dogs and 7th inning stretch layered potato salad

      Spinach salad with toasted pine nuts and strawberries

    • #400137

      I think some of these sound wonderful, but my boyfriend would not eat half of this. He has such a weird relationship with food planning ahead gives me more stress than its worth. Any tips on how to do a menu when you live with someone picky

    • #400138

      What is 7th Inning Stretch Layered Potato Salad?

    • #400184

      don’t tell him that you’re being clever and planning menus! LOL! I’m serious!

      you know what he likes, so go ahead and plan. this way you have the ingredients ahead of time and there’s no mad dash to the store for something or calling the pizza place. when reviewing my refrigerator contents, I realized that I had some dressings leftover from the past month that I really needed to use, so I firmly decided that this was a salad week.

      I had just the right amount of chicken leftover from last week for today’s salad and I bought the fixin’s for the rest. in addition, I checked the mark-down bin and was able to buy some shrimp for $3 which I promptly put in the freezer until Thursday. the ‘fresh fixins’ were marked down too so I’m using them first;-)

    • #400185

      it’s a ‘pretty’ potato salad that a friend that’s a baseball fan named.

      I just called it ‘layered’ but we were having a cookout, I brought my salad and after the 7th inning everything was ready to eat;-) here’s my recipe…
      7th Inning Stretch Layered Potato Salad
      2 eggs
      1/2 cup sugar
      1/4 cup white wine vinegar
      1 cup mayonnaise
      1 tbs yellow mustard
      1 tsp salt
      2 lb unpeeled russet potatoes
      2 cups thinly sliced celery
      1 cup thinly sliced halved red onion
      6 hard-cooked eggs, cut into wedges
      1/4 cup sliced green onions
      2 tbs roasted salted shelled sunflower seeds
      Whisk eggs and sugar in medium saucepan.

      Whisk in vinegar and 2 tbs water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil 4 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly.

      Pour into medium bowl. Whisk in mayonnaise, mustard and salt. Refrigerate until well-chilled.

      Meanwhile, cook potatoes in large saucepan of simmering water over medium to medium-low heat 20 minutes or until just tender when pierced with a knife. Drain. Cool.

      Peel. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Layer potatoes, celery, red onion, eggs, dressing, green onions and sunflower seeds in large clear bowl.
      think you’ll try it?

    • #400190

      Thank you mos, this looks great!

    • #400198

      @mdowdy 85280 wrote:

      I think some of these sound wonderful, but my boyfriend would not eat half of this. He has such a weird relationship with food planning ahead gives me more stress than its worth. Any tips on how to do a menu when you live with someone picky

      Maybe you could drop the names and instead just call it something simple, “dinner” – as in eat it or starve. 😉

      If he asks, it’s “salad”, period. Or … maybe he needs to plan and cook meals for awhile… after all, you’re not his mother.

      I’m a bad one to ask today, just got off the phone with a girlfriend whose hubby needs his rear kicked up onto his shoulders. I don’t know why that girl puts up with his BS, Personally, I’d break his nose.

      🙂

      hmm.. I feel better, yet, somehow, I think your question is still unanswered.

    • #400204

      you’re welcome! friends that have made the recipe come up with their own little additions for layers to make it ‘their’ recipe. have some fun with it;-)

    • #400339

      Great ideas and recipes!!! Thanks!!

    • #400414

      thank you! I hope you’re tempted to try some and let me know how you like ’em;-)

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