"Wrapping It Up"
(The Journey of the Coffee Table Book – Part II)
Mommee's Mac N Cheese (from my Mother, Sherry Sweeney)
This Mac N Cheese is a staple at the Sweeney house for any family dinner as the "kids" love it! It makes a delicious side with ham, turkey, roast, or as a main dish with the salad below! Great for leftovers too! Do not be on a diet when this is served!
Grandfather's Salad (from my sister, Shannan Rieger)
1/2 cup salad oil
2 1/2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice - use fresh lemons if you can
1 1/2 tbsp. vinegar
2 pods of fresh garlic, pressed
3/4 tsp. salt
1 cup freshly grated romano or parmesan cheese, grated fine
1/4 cup bleu cheese crumbles
1 head iceburg lettuce, clean, dried and torn
1 head green leaf lettuce, clean, dried, and torn
1 head red leaf lettuce, clean, dried and torn
Parsley, 1 bunch, cleaned and chopped fine
Grated black pepper and salt to taste
Put first six ingredients in jar, cover and shake until well mixed. Refrigerate overnight. Right before you are ready to serve, mix lettuce with parsley. Shake dressing in jar and pour enough dressing to coat lettuce and parsley and toss. Sprinkle cheeses over salad and toss again. Add grated black pepper and additional salt to taste.
This recipe came from Shannan's late Father-in-law, Lewis Rieger. It goes great with everything. We always serve it on Christmas Eve with honey baked ham and cheese grits. It is also great with barbecue and pasta dishes. Make plenty as everyone will come back for seconds!