Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Like Peanut Butter and Pickles...

They are seriously weirding me out.
I'm not a picky eater and I normally don't really crave certain foods.

But lately...it's been sushi, peanut butter toast, avocados, dried fruit, Jimmy John's sandwiches, apples and oranges...not weird foods, just feels weird to obsess about eating these things!

Last week, I had a serving of a salad that's normally on my "Eat Once a Year" list.

You know, those salads that you don't really make for your family, so you enjoy them once a year at the large church Thanksgiving potluck dinner.  Then you're good for a whole year...

This time, the salad did not leave my mind: 
Broccoli, bacon, raisins, sunflower seeds, creamy dressing.

I just kept thinking about how good it was and how good it would taste to have again. 
However, I was certain my family would not touch this crazy savory and sweet combination, so I had to alter the recipe down from it's feed-an-army-size.  (I also altered it with a few things I was craving along the way...it feels weird to mix oddly paired ingredients and really like it!)  So, if you're pregnant and craving weird things, you just might like this salad!

Londa's Crazy Broccoli Salad

1 small head of broccoli, cur into small pieces
3 strips of bacon, crumbled
golden raisins (a handful or two)
dried apricots (just a few cut up small)
sunflower seeds (a couple of handfuls)
dried bing cherrries (just a handful)

3 tablespoons light mayo
2 tsp. vinegar (more to thin the dressing, if needed)
2 tsp. agave nectar

Mix broccoli, bacon, seeds and fruit. 
Mix dressing in a small bowl and toss with the rest of the salad.

So how about it...want me to serve you up some salad?


H-Mama said...

broccoli salad sounds yummy! enjoy those cravings, girl. :)

Rebekah said...

I am pregnant too and have been craving broccoli salad, also! But putting it off until I have an excuse to make it to take somewhere. I'll probably make this tomorrow. I have everything I need! Yummmmmy!

Anonymous said...

This is a salad Kevins kids love and all the family. A BIG bowl is made and all will be gone. Another thing Kadin loves is fried okra at a buffet place in DM. Can't think of the name.

peter marie said...

I always love a good broccoli salad. Looks yummy!!