Monday, August 13, 2012
Vancouver's Best Salad and Jiffy Pizza Sticks
I was so excited when I tried this recipe because it reminded me so much of the wonderful salad and bread sticks my young children and I would get at a little restaurant in Vancouver, Washington. We lived walking distance to the downtown area and would window-shop and stop in at our favorite restaurant. One reason it was our favorite was that for five dollars, I could get a whole tray of bread sticks for the children and a small salad for myself. Back then we only had $50 per week to spend on groceries so this was a real treat once in a while.
Vancouver's Best Salad Print Recipe
12 cups mixed salad greens (I like the spring or herb mix)
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 large cucumber, chopped
1 c. mayonnaise
1 c. Thousand Island salad dressing (any will do)
2 T. milk
2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped, optional (dressing pictured above is without eggs but it's really good with eggs!)
In a large bowl, toss salad greens, tomatoes and cucumber; set aside. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, Thousand Island dressing and milk; mix well. If desired, gently stir in chopped eggs. Serve over salad. Store any leftover dressing in the refrigerator. Yield: 8 servings or 2 cups dressing.
These are just like the bread sticks we got in Vancouver--only better because there's chopped pepperoni baked inside.
Jiffy Pizza Sticks Print Recipe
1 pkg. JIFFY Pizza Crust Mix
1/4 tsp. garlic and herb seasoning (I use pizza seasoning)
1/2 cup hot tap water (not scalding)
1-1/2 pkg. pepperoni slices, chopped (or less if desired)
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
14 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
2 T. margarine or butter, melted
1/4 tsp. garlic and herb seasoning
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease one baking sheet. Mix Pizza Crust, seasoning, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Add hot water (1 tablespoon at a time) and mix well with a fork. Spread Parmesan cheese onto flat surface; drop dough onto Parmesan cheese and knead cheese into dough (I like to do this on a wooden cutting board cause it won't stick). Roll to 1/2 inch thick, cut into 1 inch bread sticks. Place about 1 inch apart on baking sheet. Bake 18-20 minutes. Mix together butter topping ingredients. After removing sticks from the oven, brush tops of sticks with butter topping.