A couple of years ago my son’s teacher, Mrs Ellis shared this with me after we had her over for dinner one night and we discussed our favorite recipes. Coleman had told her about the Sisters Cafe and so it got us on the topic of cooking :) She said this has been a family favorite for years and I was excited to try it. Well, she copied it down and put it in his backpack later in the week and he did give it to me, but I hate to admit that I lost before I could ever make it. Well, I recently cleaned out my recipe binders and lo and behold I had slipped into the salad section. I guess I was more organized that I thought:) I never looked there–that would be too easy! I scoured the kitchen and sunroom and finally decided that in the afterschool rush it had mysteriously dissapeared! As soon as I discovered the long lost dressing recipe, I whipped it up and we enjoyed this wonderful salad with our dinner. I can see why the Ellis family loves it so much! It is sweet, tangy, unique and delicious! I just love a good salad this time of year, don’t you? Thank you Mrs Ellis for being such a wonderful teacher and for sharing this yummy recipe with us!
Celery Seed Salad
submitted by Melanie~The Sisters Cafe
2 c sugar (I use less-usually leave off a 1/3-1/2 c)
3/4 c white vinegar
1 1/2 tsp celery seed
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 c mayonaise
1/4 c prepared mustard (we like Dijon)
1 1/2 c vegetable oil
Mix in blender. Makes 1 qt.
*Since this makes so much, feel free to half the recipe. I have done that with great results!
Serve on top:
White Jack or Feta Cheese
Strawberries (also good: blackberries, mangos, peaches,or necterines)
She wrote on the recipe that they like it on ALL salads! Yum!