Green Food Fest

Graylin Bee
By Graylin Bee Latest Reply 2014-03-09 17:57:10 -0500
Started 2014-03-08 21:18:28 -0600

Last week at Tuesday's Night with The Cake Lady, #2 sis declared that on Tuesday March 18th we must all bring green food for a Day After St Patrick's Day Themed night.
She was immediately reminded by all present that #1 Sis has plenty of potential green food due to most of her house becoming a three story water fountain last month. Then she was reminded that she was the Aunt who spent one summer feeding a nephew moldy food on multiple occasions.
Since I just cleared my fridge of all strange life forms, my food should be safe from the non-acceptable greens.
So far, there have been no further food guidelines stipulated. Perhaps someone will start a group Email to insure we do not end up with 5 desserts and 7 Watergate Salads for our meal.
I will not make a Watergate Salad due to mental trauma incurred at my previous job.
The making of Watergate Salad by co-workers was fraught with hysteria and inedible food. My Boss vowed never to place it on the menu ever again after our 2 in the morning conversation when I thought there was left-over clam chowder in a plastic wrapped bowl in the fridge and wondered why the Watergate Salad I had made the night before was untouched. She explained "It is not clam chowder, it was some other employees attempt at Watergate Salad." Then in tones of despair she said "I was there…at supper…I can't believe I let them serve that…to my residents…"
That was our last attempt in the 2 year Watergate war. Every 2 weeks a fellow coworker would stare in blank mindedness at the menu. Then come to me in panic and say "How do I make Watergate salad!!!!"
We had at least 7 recipes in various cookbooks for Watergate salad. They never could find 1.
Countless times I carefully explained. Mix a package of dry pistachio pudding powder into the crushed pineapple with it's juice. They would add 2 cups of milk and then wonder why it was so very runny.
Some would make a confused concoction of Watergate and Waldorf Salads.
I am thinking I might just try making Ruebenish wraps. Using Spinach Wraps.
Although I did find a Pickle dip recipe on the web.

12 replies

Nick1962 2014-03-09 16:23:57 -0500 Report

I think Garrison Keillor said "the best Watergate Salad I ever ate was only slightly better than the worst Watergate Salad I ever ate" (or was that pumpkin pie).
Anyway, I'm in the mood for some split pea soup.

Glucerna 2014-03-09 17:03:11 -0500 Report

I've never heard of Watergate Salad and had to look it up :) My choice of green foods would be stuffed green peppers or stuffed cabbage, or perhaps guacamole. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-09 13:39:58 -0500 Report

I love green veggies, spinach, lettuce, cabbage, mustard green, turnip greens, okra, collards, kale, peas, brocolli , you name it. I also love yellow and red veggies. I admit it I LOVE VEGGIES!

Type1Lou 2014-03-09 11:47:27 -0500 Report

Spinach Salad or spinach souffle would be my green food choices as they are healthful and low carb. Some years back, I was on a business trip in Boston and our work group had gone out to dinner on St Patty's Day. My work group manager was upset because I refused to order corned beef and cabbage and potatoes like everyone else but instead, ordered a spinach salad for my dinner. I was always the designated driver for these outings because I drank very little alcohol. I'm still friends with this manager many years later.

The pudding/pineapple concoction, while undoubtedly tasty, would be way too high in carbs for me to eat.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2014-03-09 15:13:46 -0500 Report

Funny how if we don't follow the herd we can upset people.
Besides the pudding & pineapple there is a tub of cool whip too. Uber carby!
Spinach salad sounds pretty good.

Type1Lou 2014-03-09 17:57:10 -0500 Report

I actually think I gleaned more respect from my manager and co-workers for not caving in to the pressure. I can be an obstinate individual, when it matters.

jayabee52 2014-03-08 21:45:08 -0600 Report

You never cease to amaze me GB, the things you get into!

I once for breakfast, before I had diabetes, cooked up whole wheat pancakes with green food coloring mixed in for St Patty's day. My boys were turned off by the green food coloring. I ended up with lots of surplus pancakes on that occasion. (the boys usually wolfed them down without the coloring)

God's best to you and yours, GB!


Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2014-03-08 21:55:04 -0600 Report

#1 Sis used to add blue or green food coloring to her oatmeal cookie dough. Her younger sibs thought they looked gross and we wouldn't eat
His best to you always.


jayabee52 2014-03-08 22:19:52 -0600 Report

I tried blue too in pancakes with much the same results (I forget the occasion) But it was different with the red food coloring in the pancakes for Valentines day. They seemed to go for that much better than the blue or the green.

Recently I saw on FB my #1 son's wife showed a pic of red pancakes he had cooked for her for Valentines day. So I guess the practice I started in our family continues. .