Monday, September 7, 2009

Hearts of Romaine and Italian Dressing


The Story of "Must Goes"


Nothing went to waste. I was 11 years old, came running in the house starving, and said "Mama what's for dinner tonight?" She said "must goes" I said I don't want that, it sounds like fish, what is it? She said" everything must go" we have too many leftovers....hmm always makes me laugh anyway....

She would always find a way to make a delicious dinner that can be almost classified now as gourmet, imagine that! Amazing what you can find in your refrigerator....and so healthy for you... for the love of food we made a salad!
The Dressing:
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoons each of dried basil, parsley, oregano, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and grated Romano cheese
pinch of salt
1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar or Balsamic
Mix all ingredients above for dressing and set aside
On a plate arrange the following:
1 bunch of Hearts of Romaine lettuce chopped into small pieces
small can of garbanzo beans arrange around dish to taste
1 fresh vine ripe tomato sliced or quartered
1 fresh ear of corn cooked sliced off the cob
black olives cured in oil (crinkled kind) or whatever you prefer
slices of cucumbers
steamed broccoli florets
grilled whole mushrooms or pickled
sliced buffalo milk mozzarella cheese, cheddar, provolone, feta
any kind of peppers
Croutons
You can add leftover tuna, roast beef, chicken, turkey, salami, pepperoni, whatever you have goes into this salad, use your imagination.
So as the story really should say "anything goes" with " must goes"
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