A List Maker's Life: On the Other Side of The Iron Chef

Monday, June 22, 2009

On the Other Side of The Iron Chef

As a guest judge for Iron Chef Challenge on Sacred and Profane I have the enjoyable job of testing each of the picnic salad recipes competing for this month's title!

The contenders:

Ramen Noodle Salad from Stephanie
~Least expensive
~Added salami to make it a meal
~A pleasant mix of sweet & sour

I wish I had a picture of this salad to share. I ran out to a meeting just as I finished it and when I got home it was all but gone.

Shelby's Pepperoni Pasta Salad

~Easiest to put together
~Kid friendly choice
~Easy salad to transport and count on for a picnic

Viv's Strawberry Spinach Salad

To be fair I must admit that we had already dished several plates full of this salad before I remembered to grab a picture.

~"Tastes like doughnut"
~FAVE dressing!! LOVE it! We will be stocking up next time we are anywhere near a Trader's Joe. Thanks to my personal shopping assistant for grabbing it for me this time:)
~Pricey for a family dinner, but would feel good about taking this to an event
~Chevra cheese has an interesting texture
~Needs to be eaten right away upon assembly

Which was our favorite?
Who will I be voting for?
Well... that is still my secret! In the mean time, I think you should give each of them a try and cast a vote of your own!!

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  1. All of these salads look great, I am so glad you like the Strawberry Salad, I'll have to try it again, minus the cheese. :)

  2. Good luck Shelby! Bet all the kids gooble that salad up!


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