It has been ages since I have done a Meals on Monday post, for some reason with summer and the warmer weather I was finding it hard to plan which was resulting in some lack luster meals around here. So I finally forced myself to sit down and do some planning and now I am actually excited for dinner this week!
Sunday – Chefs Salad – see info below!
Monday – Mac n’ Cheese and Kassler (smoked ham)
Tuesday – Flintastek (a marinated summer pork steak popular in Sweden) coleslaw and rice
Wednesday – Kabobs with cucumber, tomato, pita bread, and yogurt feta dip
Thursday – Grilled Chicken Breast with Penne in Fresh Pesto
Friday – Pizza or Hamburgers we will see what we are in the mood for!
I have been in the mood for a giant restaurant style salad for awhile but I find it hard to convince Mr. H we are having salad for dinner. So I thought about it and figured if I put a word in front of salad and had lots of topping I would be good to go.
And it worked even though he asked me numerous times throughout the day what exactly a chefs salad was when it came time to eat he was happy and so was I!
Also making this salad lets me give into my desire to use multiple dishes and little individual dressing pitchers!!
What I Used:
Lettuce – Totally obvious huh but I would have used romaine if I could but when I was at the market all they had was Iceberg
Blue Cheese – I bought a triangle of it, put it in the bowl then smashed with a spoon so there were some big chunks for me and then smaller ones for Mr. H, this is also cheaper and fresher tasting then buying pre crumbled
Kassler (smoked ham) – I used this since I had a giant one in the freezer and I knew I could use the leftovers for different stuff in the week. I think I would prefer chicken or turkey next time though or even some really well seasoned mince
Bacon – I hate crumbling bacon post cooking so what I do is take it and cut it into pieces with my kitchen scissors and then separate them and cook it that way which I find easier and less messy
Red Onion – I cut it so they were in strips rather then little squares that never get on your fork!
Feta Cheese – to taste
Pepper – to taste
2 garlic cloves
1/4 Ranch Season Packet
Blended up in food processor
I have been making this or a slight variation of it for a few weeks and then using it on anything that needs a little pick me!
What do you think I should add next time to make the salad even better?