Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Friday Friend Recipe #116 -- Greek Salad

Friday Friend Recipe #116:  Greek Salad
Making my way thru my Friday Friend Cookbook, one recipe at a time.
What is the Friday Friend cookbook: I have about 50 of my closest friends and family on an e-mail forum which I called the Friday Friends (from all over the county). At first, most of them didn't know each other, (they knew me) but over the past 15 years, we've answered and shared silly--and serious---questions, exchanged Secret Santa Christmas gifts, had a dieting contest in which we paid a $1 a week and that money went to a scholarship fund for a Friday Friends son's memorial scholarship, and we went on a great vacation for my 52 birthday.

AND, we contributed recipes for a cookbook.

I was looking at the cookbook the other night and I said, "I should make every recipe in here for my blog."
The Handyman--who knows me better than I know myself (this happened to be a question on the Friday Friend forum once---does your spouse/partner know you better than you know yourself?)--said,  "you'll never, EVER do that."

WELL---maybe I'll show him!  Maybe I will.

Which brings me to this... recipe #116

Greek Salad

This salad is pretty basic, but that's what makes it so good. It's crisp and fresh and tangy with the Greek Dressing, which is a great compliment to the saltiness of the olives.
I like it very much.

Greek Salad
Kim Brown Morrison
San Diego, CA

Combine desired quantities of the following:
Romaine Lettuce
feta cheese
Kalamata olives (or regular black)
red onion, sliced thin
tomato--cut up
Greek salad dressing--reduced fat is good

This is Kim's first appearance in the Friday Friend Cookbook Countdown.
Kim happens to be the daughter of Barbara  Brown (see all her recipes here), the very one who typed the original FF Cookbook all those years ago.
If you recall the forum I used to have? When I asked all the questions etc?  Well, once my friends daughters turned 18, they were fair game for me to ask questions (yes, some were adult themed questions--altho, never too bad).  I called the daughters of my friend "the petites"  like in the book "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

Now that that is straightened out--- I need a Kim story.
Once when I asked the Friday Friends and FF Petites a question about laundry---Kim wrote back that she had done 5 loads of laundry that week!  She was done with it!  Too much!
We all had to tease her---even her mom-- and say   "ooohhh 5 loads of laundry!"  "welcome to adulthood-haha."  (I was doing about 15 loads a week at that time)
That was quite a few years ago, I'm sure Kim has acclimated to laundry by now.

When  the kids were younger and we lived closer and got together often, Kim would tolerate our 3 boys for the first day.  they all had fun together, running around doing crazy kid things, but  by the 2nd day, she would need some down time and disappear into her bedroom for a while.
I often did that myself while raising them.

Kim and I --kindred spirits on that account!

I first knew Kim when she was a little girl.....

Then she grew up and got married.....

Then she got this....
(I love this photo)

That's my Kim story!

And this is recipe #116 out of 298!


bermudaonion said...

I do love a good Greek salad and would prefer the bottom one with the feta cheese.

Katherine P said...

I'll let you have my olives but this sounds delicious - crisp and fresh and I love the tang feta cheese gives to things. I was an only child but I have lots of cousins so I was forever disappearing after a day or two. I needed my quiet! Love the picture of Kim and her dog!

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