Home: Eleven Great Bowls For Your Salad
When I was growing up, we had a few different salads as part of the buffet spread. Keep in mind this was the 70s and we didn’t really do olive oil or sherry vinegar or fancy things like that. Heck. Even garlic was a delicacy in suburban Hobart, come to think of it… Here’s my childhood salad choices, circa 1975:
1) Carrot & Cheese Salad: sounds gross, right? I remember LOVING this as a child. It’s just finely grated Kraft Cheddar and finely grated peeled carrots tossed together. That’s it.
2) Tomato & Onion: slice tomatoes and onions and slosh with French Dressing (from a bottle) and lots of freshly ground black pepper and salt. I used to eat the salad and then drink the dressing. Gosh. Imagine my onion breath.
3) Potato Salad: open the can and tip into a bowl. CANNED potato salad. I loved it. Shudder.
4) Green Salad: iceberg lettuce tossed with quarters of tomato and sometimes cubes of cheese. Dress with French Dressing from a bottle (again)
That’s not to say that I turn my nose up at these retro childhood salads. I really don’t. They hold a firm place in my heart, and even though I probably wouldn’t eat them now, I know they are part of my history and I think of them fondly.
Yet, I digress. I am here to show you lots of nice salad bowls today… but really I am wondering about the salads and other things you grew up with… Are they the kind of thing you still eat? Or are they shelved forever as fond memories you have no intention of revisiting?
Also, which salad bowl do you like?