OK - I've had a few days to recuperate from all that cooking. I've cleaned and scrubbed and although there is always more to do, I am calling it quits. Today I have been elbow deep in apples, but I thought I would share an easy recipe with you before we hunker down for the winter.
This is a fairly new recipe that instantly became a favorite. My MIL, who is a wonderful cook, made it a year or two ago and initially, we weren't sure if we'd like it, but all it took was one bite and we were asking for the recipe. This is so good and a great dish to take to a pot luck. I even make it for the crew when we work and it disappears. Generally cowboys aren't known for their willingness to expand their culinary palette, but they always dig into this with gusto and I hear lots of, "Dang, this is good salad" mutterings drift into the kitchen. So if it passes the cowboy test, I guess its one I can share here. Its a pretty dish too.
I make this early in the morning so the flavors combine. It really doesn't get any easier than this.
3 cans whole kernel corn, well drained
1/2 c chopped black olives
1 small chopped green pepper
1/2 c chopped onion
2 tomatoes, diced
1 c chopped pepperoni
1 pkg Hidden Valley Dressing Mix
1 c real mayonnaise
*Combine corn, olives, green pepper, onion, cucumber, tomatoes, and pepperoni in a bowl. Mix together dressing and stir into salad. Chill.