Salad is tastes great.
Italian Tossed Salad With Field Greens Recipe
(you will need cider vinegar, cooking oil and water).
*Offer a little chopped red onion on the side for those who would like it.
*Offer a little chopped red onion on the side for those who would like it.
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Have you found that your desire to serve great weeknight meals that are both different and delicious collides with a very busy family schedule? You keep falling back on the old faithful recipes that go together fast. I sure have been there. That is why I am so excited about Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork. It comes in several varieties that are all 100% Fresh Pork. They are already marinated and perfectly seasoned. So now you don’t have to turn to less flavorful options when you are in a hurry to answer that “what’s for dinner” question!
I am particularly fond of the Smithfield® Applewood Smoked Bacon Pork Loin Filet so that is what I ordered this time from Walmart’s Grocery Pick Up Online service.
So, when I talk about busy, I mean I am BUSY! In addition to my usual work schedule, we have had special event after special event on the calendar this summer: dance recitals, piano recitals, birthday parties, baby showers. I am so busy that even grocery shopping is hard to fit in.
That is why I decided to pre-order my Smithfield® Applewood Smoked Bacon Pork Loin Filets online from Walmart. That way I could have Walmart pull my order together for me and I could just drop by for them to bring it right to my car. It was so easy. Love it!
First, go to the Walmart website sign into your Walmart online account. (If you do not have one, it is so simple to do.)
Next, search for the products you want to order. In this case, I entered the search term “Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork” and this is the screen that came up.
Then I clicked on the Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon Fresh Pork Loin Filet and ordered 2 of them. After that, I ordered some other things I needed, paid for the order using my credit card and chose a day and time that I would be stopping by to get it. The time slots are an hour long so it gave me a little flexibility. I chose 2pm-3pm. See? There is my order in my cart=>
I drove to Walmart on the day and time I had requested. There is a big sign on the building saying “Pick Up.” I pulled around that side of the building and pulled into a marked parking space for pick up. There is a telephone number on the sign for customers to call. I called it and they answered immediately. After identifying myself, they cheerfully replied that they would be right out with my order. A young man, wearing a special employee vest, came to the car and put it in the trunk for me. It was that easy!
I received an email confirmation after I picked up my order.
Now it was time to go home and fire up that grill! Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork makes quick meals so easy. I simply put together a field greens salad for a side dish and cooked the Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork till it was done.
Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is made with real, all-natural ingredients, which I love. Other all-natural ingredients include pork broth, vinegar, salt and spices – ingredients you can pronounce!
What is “done?” The label says that the internal temperature at the thickest part should be 160º F so that is what I did.
Soon as it reaches temperature, take it off the grill and let it sit out for 10 minutes. Now it is ready for you to slice and serve!
While you are waiting for that 10 minutes, make your side dish. This field greens salad is just as easy to create as the pork was to cook on the grill.
1 bag of field greens
1 fresh peach, sliced into wedges and grilled slightly
1/2 cup whole walnuts
1- 2 T Feta cheese
Olive oil to drizzle
Cider vinegar to drizzle
Garlic powder – sprinkle to taste
Grill wedges of fresh peach on the grill for 1-2 minutes.
Remove the peaches and let them cool.
Put field greens in a big salad bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, vinegar and garlic powder; toss through. Add walnuts and feta cheese. Gently mix through. Dish onto salad plates and garnish with peach wedges. Dinner is served!
Quick Lunch Idea=> leftover grilled Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is so perfect for a quick lunch the next day, It tastes great sliced and served on a nice soft sandwich roll or just slightly warmed on a plate with a dollop of mayonnaise. Yum!
Now, this is fun >>> Smithfield® is hosting a Get Grilling America “Hero Of The Grill” Contest where the winner will get $5,000.00 and their name might even appear on a racecar, too.
Check it out and enter here>> Hero Of The Grill Contest
Mom’s homemade potato salad is the fabulous potato salad our family enjoyed time and time again when I was growing up. Mom served it for every summer cookout and never was there anything left over – it is that good.
As an adult, I had lost track of the recipe until just now. My sister-in-law found it and gave it to me. So, I decided to make a really big batch, just like mom did. 10 pounds of potatoes went into it. Though it is not a difficult recipe to make, when you are preparing this much it is time consuming. Including the cooling process, it took me 5 hours to make a 10 pound batch. FIVE HOURS!!!
As I was marveling at the preparation, I had a flashback. I could see my mom making it and saying “Enjoy this one. I am never making this again!” LOL She actually had found a store that made an awesome potato salad so close to hers that she .bought it there, instead of making it from scratch, from there on out.
So, why am I sharing this recipe? Well, it did take me 5 hours to make. That’s a good enough reason – it deserves some attention or I should get a medal or something. But, a much better reason is that it tastes so good that it is worth the effort! The time involved is because of the quantity. Smaller batches will be much quicker to do. We were having a family party and there were 20 people coming. We needed a lot!
This recipe is for 5 pounds of potatoes. Double it or cut it in half, depending on how many people you are serving. It keeps well in the refrigerator for a couple of days so if you make a little too much, you can use it for other meals!
5 pounds of yellow potatoes or red potatoes
*Do NOT use baking potatoes
6 Hard-boiled eggs
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup cider vinegar
3 T. sugar
1 1/2 T. flour
3/4 cup milk
1 beaten egg
2 heaping tsp mustard
Equal amount real mayonnaise
Salt to taste
Boil the potatoes in water until they are slightly soft (test them by pricking them with a fork.)
Boil the eggs in another pot of water till they are hard-boiled – approximately 10 minutes.
Cool the potatoes and the hard-boiled eggs in cold water.
While they are cooling, make the dressing.
Next, shell the eggs and cut them up in pieces. Put the pieces into a mixing bowl.
Using your hands, gently peel the skin off the cooled, cooked potatoes. Cut the potatoes in 1 inch pieces and place them in the bowl.
You will be starting out cooking the dressing in a saucepan on the stove. After it thickens, it must be refrigerated until it is cool or cold. Then you will add the mayo to it and combine it with the potatoes & eggs.
Put the vinegar, sugar, mustard and flour in the saucepan. Gradually heat it on medium, gently stirring, until it thickens. Place the pan in the refrigerator until the thickened sauce is very cool.
Next, add the mayonnaise and mix it through.
Add the dressing to the cut up potatoes, eggs and chopped celery and mix it through. Return it to the refrigerator until time to serve.
By Sinea Pies
I’m losing weight—FINALLY!!! Took me a while to catch on but with the help of my sister (in-law) who has lost over 50 pounds, and my brother who has visibly lost weight, as well, I realized that I had to go low-carb.
Sue is following the Medifast program very, very successfully She looks gorgeous. Seth is doing a version of Atkins and sometimes Carbohydrate Addicts diet for the occasional night out. I decided to do a true Atkins induction phase to start with. Four pounds off and loving it. The Atkins bars and shakes are helping me with my “thing for sweets”. It makes it very palatable (pardon the pun).
Today I was running low on choices in the frig so I fried up some bacon (in the oven) and made this great, low-carb, totally satisfying salad for lunch.