Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I'm not sure if my father knows that I know how to cook. Odd statement, right? I don't cook for my father. He is an amazing cook. Growing up, he could whip up a meal in no time! And it was gooood! Not just a manly sandwich. But meals! If somebody was to mention to him that I not only cook but have a food blog...I think he might pass out! I don't think he puts much thought into what I feed his grandchildren but I'm sure he thinks I didn't cook it!
Early in our marriage, I relied on convenience items for cooking. Salads that were already done that you would just add the sauce to. That is how I was introduced to Broccoli Salad. I bought it at Costco and tossed it in a bowl. Little did I know that I was paying $5 bucks too much for it! Most the items in it were already in my kitchen. I have tweaked the recipe over the years. We like it with less sauce which makes it healthier. The toppings can be switched up for whatever you have on stock. This time I was out of dried cranberries but had some that were in a salad topping mixed with candied walnuts. I always have "stuff" like that for salads. Makes them taste fancy with some stinky cheese.
Funny how I am enclosing a recipe that you DON'T cook to a griping that my father doesn't know that I know how to cook. I have a sense of humor!
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 TB Rice vinegar (but apple cider would be nice too)
1 TB sugar
5 cups extra small broccoli pieces
Chopped red onion ( which I am missing)
Cranberry or raisins
Mix mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar in a large bowl.
Add broccoli and toppings. Mix well. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving
Sorry I need to grab that! You don't mind, right?
Which pre-made mix do you now make homemade?
Don't forget to enter the Country Bob Sauce Giveaway!
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