My salad

Last night we went to the San Leandro Historical Society’s BBQ. Mike has become a real San Leandro history buff and he wanted us to join. They provided the hot dogs (which btw, were very good) and we were all asked to bring a side dish or a dessert. Now, my first instinct was to buy some dessert at the supermarket. I’m not really one for cooking for potlucks. But Mike wanted me to make my Mixed Green Salad with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette, and I complied. This is really one of the best salads I’ve ever eaten and the one I make when I’m called to produce a salad.
It’s also an incredibly expensive salad. This time we had to go to the supermarket to buy all the ingredients – saved for the raspberry vinegar – and it cost us about $20. Pretty shocking, I thought.
Still, it’s really good. Next time I make it, though, I’m going to decrease the olive oil by a 1/4 cup – have 3/4 cups of EVOO rather than 1 cup. I think it was a bit too soggy as it was (but it tasted so good!).
I was happy I brought it to the event as apparently most of the ladies are bakers, so there were a plethora of desserts but mine was the only green salad. I tried the pineapple upside down cake, the applie pie and the peanut butter cookies and they were all excellent. Those ladies are really good bakers.

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