This is from my fabulous mother-in-law, Olga, who is living a fabulous life as a Grammy, wife, mother and friend. She is one of my best friends and one of the best cooks I know.
I think Seven Layer Salad is comfort food. It reminds me of potlucks and barbecues. I’ve experimented with other modernized versions, but nothing quite beats the original.
One note: if you have fresh peas–this absolutely rocks. Just steam the fresh peas and chill them for a couple hours before layering in your salad.
The directions are super easy:
Tear up one head of romaine lettuce in a large bowl and layer over that in order.
10oz. frozen peas. Thaw and dry on paper towels (or use fresh, as noted above)
1pt real mayo
dash of salt
1c. grated cheddar cheese
8 strips of bacon fried crisp and crumb
Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. Serve the next day. It rocks!