Monday, November 22, 2010
Thankgiving Dinner Blog Hop
Welcome blog hoppers! I hope you are enjoying our Thanksgiving Blog Hop so far! If you came directly to my blog and want to start from the beginning, link back to Robin’s appetizer here.
I’m excited to share with you the broccoli salad my grandma always made during the holidays. I have strayed a little from her recipe, but I don’t think she’d really mind. In fact, I think she’d love it! After all, it is delicious!
Krista’s Version of Grandma’s Broccoli Salad
2-3 bundles of broccoli crowns
½ lb bacon
½ lb shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese
½ red onion
6 oz (one bag) dried cranberries
A couple of handfuls of walnuts, pecans, or sunflower seeds
~ Add any ingredients you like to make it your own
1 c. mayonnaise
½ c. sugar
2 T. cider vinegar
I start with the bacon so it has time to cool. One tip my mom taught me is to cut the bacon before you cook it when using it in a recipe.
Next, cut the broccoli into small pieces, using mostly just the top part, and very little stalk.
Chop the red onion. I don’t have any tips for chopping onions, and I cry every time. If anyone has a tip, please leave me a comment!!
Mix all salad ingredients together. I made two different salads, one delicious one, and one for my mom, the picky eater.
In a separate bowl (or measuring cup), mix the dressing ingredients together and chill.
About ½ hour before serving, pour dressing over salad and mix. If it seems dry, don’t worry! By the time you are ready to serve it, stir one more time and it will be covered with dressing.
I can’t eat this salad without remembering my grandma. I hope you enjoy it as you create new holiday memories with your family!
Now, hop on over to Becky’s blog to see what she’s cooking up!
Posted by Krista at 10:00 AM