Amazing Salad for Pot Luck Grill Parties! Happy 4th!

Salad-07022010This year, chilling and easing into our 4th. Tonight, movie night and chocolate chip chocolate ice cream with choc chip bars, Pizza and a bund of friends over the watch a movie. Tomorrow--sleep in this year. Older kids prefer bed to parades.

Grilling with friends and a BIG potluck bargeque--and since Colorado prohibits fire works, we have a fun, adventure patriotic spy movie planned when it gets dark.

Hope you have a great 4th of July with family or friends. Remember to say a prayer for our wonderful armed forces who sacrifice so much for us!

May God truly see our gratefulness that He has allowed so much freedom and grace to us in our beloved country and may He preserve our freedom to worship and educate our children as we desire. May you have a blessed and safe holiday weekend.

This is a simple, but beautiful salad that is a real crowd pleaser. I love salads at almost every meal. Somehow, it even seems more special when it is pretty, too.

A sweet friend brought this to my home recently and all of us ooohed and ahhed because just seeing it made it taste oh so much better.


I will call it the 4th of July Special!

Pick salad greens, lettuces or spinach to place on bottom of a large salad bowl.

Then hand place chopped vegetables around the center. Add olives to center.


egg yellow peppers

green onion greens of any variety

Sprinkle green peas or edamame to add color. (We prefer green peas!)

Place goat or feta cheese around the edges.

Alternate cherry tomatoes with roasted pecans (roast in over on 300 degrees for 10-15 minutes until brown) Or sprouted salted Walnuts!

(Sometimes we add bacon and a little cheddar cheese that makes it all taste a little more like a 7 layer salad! It is gone in minutes.)

Cover with plastic wrap until it is served.

Serve with large salad tongues and toss the dressing or serve it on the side. Be sure to scoop a little of each vegetable to get the full taste. Our favorite dressing with this is oil and vinegar with a touch of ranch mixed in.  Lately we have been using a Greek Dressing with Olive Oil sprinkled around.

Enjoy. Have a very memorable and happy 4th!

E-conference coming soon! Hope you can join me!

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