Why fret when planning a gathering? Prepare my Company’s Coming-Premade Steeped Side Salad. This side salad must be premade in order to steep and extract the flavors. If you have house guests visiting for a few days, it is always nice to have dishes that are easy or a premade side salad. Visit the web site for additional recipes for your table, Turkey pairing, Southern Side Dish.
Premade side salad with a marinated dressing will improve as it steeps. Delightfully the steeped salad will last longer than normal in the refrigerator. This feature is important if you are planning multiple meals over several days for house guests.
Grill Man and I enjoy sharing our home and time with loved ones. Sharing a casual meal at home is the optimum way to spend quality time. Whether sitting at the dining table, eating an outdoor meal on the porch or watching the fire on the deck, sharing meals is special. A simple libation added into the mix makes it all better.
Why you need Company’s Coming- Premade Steeped Side Salad in your life
With house guests in my future, I decided to peruse one of my cookbooks for inspiration. My Bonus Aunt Theria gave me a lovely community cookbook titled “The Three Arts Club- Opp Alabama”. This copy is the historical edition 1928-2000, “A collection of Recipes Past and Present.” I did not know much about the club other than their mission. ” The Three Arts Club was to awaken and stimulate interest in literature, music and art.”
Oddly while scanning the cookbook, I did not make it past the premade side salads in the beginning. I found a Marinated Vegetables recipe submitted by Mrs. Robert Virginia Dowling Sr. that I knew I wanted to play around with. When I see a recipe I read it in an effort to improve the flavor, nutrition, update cooking method, create and infusion or balance the flavors to my desired taste.
Over time, I have developed my flavor profile through cooking trial and errors. (Yes errors, in case you have not heard, I am the “Queen of burnt bread”). In our household we adore full flavor and enjoy food with a bit of heat. We are not fans of bland food. Food does not have to be fussy or expensive to be good but it must be prepared with love. If your short on time or love having a few tricks up your sleeve will help.
Every host needs a trick up her sleeve
A premade side salad is a perfect trick recipe that everyone needs in their repertoire. Mrs. Dowling’s Marinated Vegetables recipe stated that the dish could be ” kept for several weeks and better each time you serve.” Challenge accepted! While pulling out the ingredients I was able to determine how I wanted to change the recipe.
My Bonus Mom gave me a beautiful wooden bowl the other day and I had been eager to use it. Quickly, I started making Company’s Coming-Premade Steeped Side Salad because soon my guests would arrive. A premade side salad would be great to add to the menu and then use as a side served alongside a sandwich from leftover turkey or ham.
Company’s Coming-Premade Steeped Side Salad offers a perfect amount of crunch to go along with the green beans, corn and early sweet peas. The anchovy adds a hidden layer of flavor to the dressing that your mouth will enjoy. Honestly, I do not add cayenne to every dish but add it. Spice will wake up a tired palate and make it sing with the candied jalapenos.
‘Cause everyone needs a little sugar in their life. Alexa, shout out to Maroon 5 for their single Sugar. Check out their video for this song and their drop in surprise for random weddings in LA.
Visit the dessert category for My Bonus Mom’s Pecan Pie which is perfect if you have fresh pecans.