Monday, July 18, 2011


I don't know about you, but by the time the dinner hour rolls around, my kid is tired, hungry, and cranky, and chances are, I am too. That's how we roll around here most days, so I'm always on the lookout for quick, easy, and delicious recipes (so much the better if they make enough leftovers for the next day!). I found this one in an issue of Good Housekeeping and modified it a bit to suit our tastes. I did most of the prep during Sweets' afternoon nap (he has very little patience for vegetable chopping ;) and threw it together when we were ready to eat. Hubs and I loved it, although Sweets was not thrilled. I didn't feed it to him in salad form - I just fed him the components: cheese, tomatoes, avocado, egg and some cut up chicken. Let's just say the dog's nightly ritual of taking up residence under the high chair really paid off for him tonight.

Is Your Kid Teething and Crabby Cobb Salad
No, that's not what Good Housekeeping called it ;)

3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
*I did mine in the microwave - how did I not know about this sooner? 3 minutes, between two paper towels and it was crispy and perfect!
1 cup plain yogurt (I used Greek)
1/4 cup snipped fresh chives
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 head lettuce of your choice, torn (I used red leaf)
8 oz lump crab meat
*I am far too cheap to use real lump crab meat. I have a strict $80 per week grocery budget, so Bumblebee canned crab meat it was! 
2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
1/2 a ripe avocado, diced
1 can sliced black olives
Shredded cheddar cheese

Mix together the yogurt, mustard and chives. Season to taste with salt and pepper. This dressing is tangy, a bit spicy, and creamy, but still healthy. Toss it with the torn lettuce and divide among plates. Arrange remaining ingredients in rows atop lettuce. Serve, enjoy, and then scrub the mushed avocado off your kitchen floor.


  1. Wow, you perfectly described dinner time at my house! ;) That salad looks amazing.

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  2. mmmmmm, that looks so good!

    (visiting from toddle along tuesday)

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