Sunday, September 28, 2008


Salad, Parmesan Rosemary Crackers, Colin Cowie's Vinaigrette

We had a Sunday School pot luck party last night for our teacher who is leaving. Above is what I took.

The SALAD: Thanks to Lynn for the idea of using my Trifle bowl to show-case the salad. I had never thought of using this bowl for anything other than desserts but the salad looked great in it. The layers are: Red Leaf Lettuce, Red Bell Peppers, Spinach, Slivered Carrots, Green Bell Peppers, Spinach & Tomato.


1 1/2 cup all purpose flour (I used 1/2 whole wheat)

2 t Kosher Salt

Pinch of white pepper

4 t Rosemary

4 ounces butter

5 ounces grated Parmesan Cheese

1/2 - 3/4 cup sour cream

Pulse ingredients in food processor adding sour cream last to make a firm ball.Place on plastic or paper wrap and shape into a long log, (I used aluminium foil) chill for three hours, or keep in freezer for later use. Spray pan with non stick spray and slice cheese cracker log. Press slices slightly down to 1/4 inch thickness. Bake at 350 degrees till brown, approximately 15-20 minutes. Let cool and enjoy.


1/4 C white wine vinegar

1T Dijon mustard

1T chopped shallots

1/4 t salt

1/4 t freshly ground black pepper

1 cup olive oil (I used Virgin olive oil)

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, shallots, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in oil. Makes 1 1/3 C dressing. For a lighter dressing you can use vegetable oil.

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Linds said...

What a great idea to put the salad in that bowl, Susan! It looks wonderful. I am going to try those crackers - they sound great!

Susie said...

How pretty your salad looks when presented in that bowl! Bet it tasted just delicious.
The crackers sound good and I've copied the recipe to try perhaps for some holiday entertaining.
(hard to believe the holidays will soon be upon us!)
Thanks for sharing..

Jillian, Inc. said...

Yum! And what a great idea for the salad. I never use my trifle bowl for anything...even tifle, but I will definitely pull it out the next time I make salad for a group.

Shirley said...

Looks delicious!

Sioux said...

Aren't church covered dish suppers the best!!! Yummmmmmmmm

Mam said...

Susan, What an elegant and scrumptious offering you had. It all sounds wonderful. What beautiful tomatoes.

~Robin said...

yum-looks wonderful! and congrats on the weight loss. keep up the good work:)

Anonymous said...

Wow, you even made your own crackers!! Everything is beautiful, esp the salad. I have to try that sometime!!

Nadine said...

Your salad looks yummy and it's pretty - now that's a great combo.

Dawn said...

I love SS class parties! I hope you get a good new teacher.

The crackers sound yummy and the salad looks gorgeous. I posted one day about breaking my favorite layered salad bowl - the trifle bowl is perfect!

Pam said...

YUM! It looks so pretty and appetizing!


Anonymous said...

Susan- I really want to make this!!! Sounds awesome.

jennifer said...

Oh WOW! I haven't had breakfast yet and your recipes made my stomach growl even more. Sounds quite yummy.

Lynn said...

Your salad looks great. I am glad you tried it in the trifle bowl.