So when my aunt Robin asked me to bring seven-layer salad to our family's Thanksgiving, I was relatively certain that I would be able to ace this challenge and then I panicked when I looked at other recipes online and didn't see one that looked like what my mom always made. So of course I had to call her and after a little bit of coaching, I realized ... my family's standard seven-layer salad is actually more like a six-layer salad. Somehow, that doesn't sound as enticing ...
|Bacon. Eggs. Cheese. Miracle Whip. Peas. Lettuce. This is a non-healthy slice of heaven.|
Hardboil four large eggs.
Crisp one pound of bacon
Layer the following in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan, shredded iceberg lettuce and one bag of frozen peas. Top with Miracle Whip (I used most of a 30 oz. jar). Sprinkle a bag of shredded cheddar cheese on the top of the Miracle Whip, crumble up the cooked bacon on top. Quarter and place hard boiled eggs on the top.
So what's so difficult about this salad? What caused me a moment of sweaty palm panic? It's pretty simple, actually ... do you know what a pain in the butt it is to spread Miracle Whip on top of frozen peas without pulling said peas up? It's worth it though ... who knew that "salad" could be so unhealthy?
I'll even throw in a bonus picture ... since I didn't really know what I was doing when I made this salad, I hard boiled way too many eggs. So I reached back even further to my nostalgia vault and made some deviled eggs.
|My mama didn't use paprika, but I'm a rebel.|