Recently several of my girlfriends came over for dinner and fun! But it was a Friday night, and since I work until 5, I needed something that could be mostly prepped ahead of time. Given my crowd, and the great warm weather we’ve been having, I decided to go for, ‘A Big Ol’ Salad!’ And off to my friendly GFS Marketplace I went in search of fresh tastes!
I decided to chop my own lettuce so I went with Romaine hearts, but the store also had a wonderful variety of ready-to-serve salad and lettuce mixes to choose from. Thursday night on my way home, I snagged tomatoes, cheese, croutons, carrots, cucumbers, some redskin potato salad, a bag of ice, and I was on my way! When I got home, it was rock’n chop time! I also hard boiled eggs and grilled my GFS chicken breasts that I thawed and marinated the night before.
When I walked in the door Friday my task was simple: plate the food in great serving dishes, rim my glasses with sugar, (just for some extra fun!), and wait for my friends to come! The weather turned a little sour, but the time with friends was sweet – and the salad? Just the right thing!
Published: June 5th, 2012