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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Jack's Favorite Salad

We call this Jack's favorite salad for lack of knowing the real name. I think he got the original recipe from one of his sister Echo's cookbooks. In the 12 years I have been married to Jack I have always referred to it as his favorite. This salad is light and refreshing. It is one of those salads though that once you put the dressing on it, it must be eaten up or it goes extremely soggy and doesn't keep well.

Jack's Favorite Salad

1/2 cups sliced almonds
3 Tablespoons Sugar
1/2 head Iceberg lettuce
1/2 head Romaine lettuce
1 cup chopped celery
2 green onions
1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges

1/2 teaspoon salt
dash pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil (we always use canola)
1 Tablespoon Fresh Chopped parsley (can be made without if you don't happen to have it).
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons Vinegar
Dash Tabasco sauce (to taste) {I put for shakes/drops in the last time me made it and it gave the salad a bite. I recommend 1 -2 drops being the best results).

In a small sauce pan over medium heat cook almonds with sugar stirring constantly (5-8 minutes.) Cool and store in airtight container. *Don't put them in plastic containers it will melt because the nuts are so hot!

Mix salad dressing and chill until ready to serve. Add almonds, oranges, and dressing just before serving.

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