Another knock at the door, another Gr8 invitation is here. “Come on, Vince! We need to answer the door together! I can’t wait to see what the theme is!”
Oooooh! “The Far Out Farinella’s Pad”…how fun! We are going back to the 60s and I get to bring a “Grass” Salad with Light Vinaigrette. I love doing salads because there can be a lot of creativity. My next thought was, “How can this salad be different?”
Here was my thought process while browsing the produce aisles: Grass Salad ⇒ wheat grass? ⇒ 60s ⇒ natural foods ⇒ flower children ⇒ flowers ⇒ edible flowers! ⇒ sunflowers ⇒ sunflower seeds! ⇒ greens ⇒ unique greens ⇒ dandelion greens? ⇒ mushrooms (of course!) ⇒⇒⇒ etc…..
The next item to address was how to serve this. Just on a plate? Hey! We’re hippies here! Let’s serve the salads in individual Mason jars. Mason jars are not expensive and they actually make it quite simple to transport the salad. Plus EVERYTHING is then done ahead of time! At the last minute I realized the jars should have a bit of decoration. A quick trip to my local Michael’s store fixed that!
(This can also just be tossed and served in bowls.)
Dressing can be made up to 2 days ahead of time. Refrigerate. Remove from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature before using it in the salad.
This salad service is Gr8 Fun…and that is what we are all about here at Great Eight Friends!