Last night I had both sets of parents here for a quick dinner, before we were off to my sons first music program at school. He did great! They did Barnyard Moosical, and he was a farmer with a speaking part. He stood up there, spoke loud, and clear – I was so proud!
I decided to go super easy with dinner. I made Sloppy Joe’s in the morning, and just put them in the crock pot, so they were ready whenever we were ready to eat. I bought a bag of chips, and made this salad. Both fathers are rather picky, and not very adventurous with food. But they ate the salad and liked it. I have made this salad for a few potlucks, and I always get asked for the recipe. Even the teacher luncheon at school was a huge hit! It was one of the first things gone, and I made a double batch!
This salad is super easy. It takes less than 5 minutes to assemble. You can make the dressing ahead of time, and just stir it up again when it is time to serve. I currently have extra dressing sitting in my fridge, that I will use for lunch!
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 packages Oriental Ramen Noodles – including seasoning packets
1 bag of salad mix
1 small can mandarain oranges
1/4 cup sliced almonds
The other thing you need to do is crush up the Ramen Noodles. I put them in a plastic bag, and take my meat tenderizer to it. Works pretty well.
When you are ready to eat, put the lettuce and the oranges in a bowl. Mix in some Ramen Noodles (I never use all of them, I think it is way too many), and almonds. Toss with the dressing, and you are ready to eat!
Note: You will notice the lack of oranges in my pictures. I forgot to get them at the store, and with the 2 picky fathers and my husband I figured it wasn’t worth going back to get them. I thought it was still really good!