Kitchen Sink Salad

I’m not a salad person. At all. Sure, it’s fine when a little salad comes with my steak or spaghetti and meatballs but you’ll never catch me ordering a salad as my main. Unless it came with a side of fries. 🙂
So I’m not sure what happened but I’ve turned a new (wait for the pun) leaf. Maybe it’s spring in the air but I had this craving for the ultimate salad for dinner and I think I’ve got it in the bag. I gobbled it down as if it were a plate of spaghetti & meatballs though I wouldn’t have turned down the garlic breadsticks. Too delicious not to share!

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Here’s what went into my Kitchen Sink Salad (makes 2 large salads):

  • 1 bag of mixed greens
  • 1/2 a cucumber, cut into rings
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of corn
  • 1/2 cup of sliced olives
  • 1 cup of garlic & cheese croutons
  • 1/2 cup of shredded ghouda
  • 8 ounces of cubed ham
  • 8 ounces of sliced turkey

I made my own dressing but you can use any bottled variety as well:

  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 t. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 t. red wine vinegar
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1 t. fresh or dried parsley
  • 1 t. dill
  • 1 t. garlic salt

Mix together in separate bowl.

Toss the mixed greens in a large bowl with dressing. Plate the greens on two dinner plates then add all the toppings.

My Infomercial Addiction

Let it be known…I have a serious infomercial addiction. But it’s really not that bad (spoken like a true addict)! I enjoy watching the infomercials but rarely do I actually buy the product advertised. Until now! First a little back story…Since I was little, my all-time favorite infomercial was for the Ronco rotisserie. You know the one; SET IT AND FORGET IT! As a little girl, I dreamed of all the amazing things I could make in that silly rotisserie. Well, needless to say I never bought it (I was maybe 11 at the time) and pretty much forgot all about those days of lusting after rotisserie chicken and screaming along with the audience as Ron turned the dial.

After a recent trip to Guatemala to visit my boyfriend’s family, his Dad made us the most amazing pork loin I’ve ever had in his Ronco rotisserie that’s he’s had for maybe 15 years. It was absolutely amazing and took me back to the days of SET IT AND FORGET IT!

So we get back from our trip and for the past few months I’ve been talking about that stupid pork loin and all the other great things that we could make in one of these machines. My poor boyfriend has probably started to go batty from listening to me prattle on about it. Since it’s $130 it wasn’t an easy decision since the last thing I wanted was to buy the machine and have it die the oh to frequent infomercial death we all hear about and occasionally participate in. Alas, my birthday rolled around and I scored some serious Amazon gift card moolah and bought one for my very own! UPS just delivered it so I’m ready to get started! Here’s the white one I bought: 

It was a toss-up between white and stainless steel:But I think the white goes best with my kitchen. I promise you this; I shall prevail and come out on the other side pudgier but happy that I’ve used the crap out of my Ronco.

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