Birthday Goodies

Posted Mon, 08/29/11


Work never stops, even on one's birthday. However, rather than my typical ramen noodles and frozen vegetables for lunch, I decided to splurge on a Cobb Salad of my own making. Believe it or not, underneath all the "goodies" is a generous portion of green-leaf lettuce and blue cheese dressing:


Birthday Lunch: Cobb Salad with green-leaf lettuce, blue cheese dressing, sliced avocado, chopped chicken breast, bacon bits and two sliced, hard-cooked eggs. Click on image to view larger size in a new window.


My salad included sliced avocado, chopped chicken breast, bacon bits and two sliced, hard-cooked eggs. As I'm not much of a cake and ice-cream eater, my "dessert" was a nice portion of Kalamata olives.


Cobb Salad

1/2 head green-leaf lettuce, shredded into strips

1 avocado, peeled & cubed

1/4 C bacon bits (fresh-cooked or prepared)

2 hard-cooked eggs, peeled & sliced

1 can (5 oz.) Swanson Chicken Breast meat, drained & crumbled (or use leftover cooked chicken)

Blue Cheese or Roquefort Salad Dressing

Salt & black pepper to taste


Toss green-leaf lettuce with salad dressing; layer on a plate. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Arrange the salad ingredients in separate groups on top of lettuce. Serve. History Note: Cobb Salad was invented by Hollywood's Brown Derby Restaurant owner Robert Howard Cobb in the 1930s. He reportedly created the dish from leftovers found in his kitchen.

I can't think of a more delightful birthday lunch, unless I had a jumbo Greek Gyro with lamb and yogurt sauce in my clutches. Maybe next year, when I'm finally settled in Maine.


And tonight? I'm looking forward to a few glasses of chilled Ryan's Irish Cream and several rounds with Diner Dash: Seasonal Snack Pack.


It's truly my idea of a perfect birthday!


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