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Pinterest Challenge: Lettuce Wedge Salad and Love Potion + Nominate Next Week’s Project

 
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The vote for this last week’s Pinterest Challenge was for the the Lettuce Wedge Salad, inspired by Delish. The Love Potion, inspired by Ingredients, Inc, also got a few votes so I thought I would give it a try as well.

Lettuce Wedge Salad

2 heads iceberg lettuce
¾ cup Bacon Bits
1/4 cup egg, hard-boiled, chopped
1/4 cup tomato, chopped
1/4 cup blue cheese (I substituted Feta Cheese because I prefer it)
1 1/2 cups Morton’s Blue Cheese Dressing (below) or a dressing of your choice!

 

Morton’s Blue Cheese Dressing Ingredients

1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup plus 1 tbs sour cream
2 tbs buttermilk
1/2 tsp Durkee Famous Sauce*
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup blue cheese or feta cheese, crumbled

1. For the dressing, whisk together the mayonnaise and sour cream. Add the buttermilk, Durkee sauce and seasoned salt. Mix well and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Gently fold in your cheese. This can be refrigerated for up to 4 days.

2. For the wedge: Remove any wilted outside leaves from lettuce head. Strike bottom of lettuce head on a flat surface to loosen core, and pull the core out.

3. Cut head of lettuce into two halves. Slice about 1″ off the bottom (round) part of the half, so that it will lay flat on your dish. Then I would recommend cutting a little of the center out, so you have room for the goodies.

4. Ladle dressing across wedge. In this order sprinkle: bacon bits, chopped egg, chopped tomatoes, and cheese over the top of the salad – enjoy!

The Lettuce Wedge Salad was PERFECT for my girl’s lunch this week. A friend of mine made the dressing per the instructions, but we couldn’t find the Durkee sauce, and found it to be flavorless. The sauce may help with that, but I can’t say for sure. I just used a Lite Thousand Island dressing that I had on hand and it was delish!! I think I calculated about 7-8 Weight Watchers points for the whole wedge, and it was really a lot of food.

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I thought it would be fun to serve a special drink for our little lunch, so I made the Love Potion. YUMMY!! This drink is so simple, yet so tasty.

Love Potion

1 (12-ounce) can pink lemonade concentrate
4 cups raspberry sherbet
1 (12-ounce) can of lemon/lime soda (I used Diet 7-Up because I wanted a healthier version, and it was perfect!)

1. In a pitcher, mix the lemonade concentrate with the recommended amount of water.
2. In a blender, combine the sherbet with 4 cups of the prepared pink lemonade. Mix until combined. You may need to stop a few tops and push the sherbet down with a spoon.
3. Pour into individual glasses and gently stir in the soda, dividing it into about 4 glasses.

I will be making both of these things again!

Now I need you all to leave a comment on this blog post with a recommendation/nomination for my next project or recipe. Jjust be sure to include a link to the pin. ;-) The more nominations, the more we have to vote on. Vote will be held tomorrow afternoon!

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