Little shells, what???

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DDD, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I want to make a cold salad using shells, medium steamed shrimp and a mayo base. What should I add? Skinny celery (which easy child/difficult child hates), small diced onion?, diced olives?, maybe scallion ends diced? broccoli baby florets?

    Any suggestions welcomed before the work day is over. I'm already DDD
  2. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Maybe make it a ranch type dressing, get the dry packet to mix with the mayo. Add some grape tomatoes cut in half, some peeled cukes chopped, a bit of bell pepper chopped. I also like to add some of that fake crab stuff but maybe with the shrimp you wouldnt need it.
  3. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Chopped eggs, pasta, pickles or olives, a touch of apple cider vinegar--hmmm---call me when it's ready!!!
  4. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    If you make a lot of cold salads and like ranch dressing, WalMart sells the 1 gallon size container of kraft ranch for a cheaper per ounce price than their house dressing in the bottles. I figured it out and even if we throw HALF of the gallon of ranch away we still save $$.

    Thought I would throw it out there. I wash smaller dressing bottles and pour it into those. We put ranch on fries, any kind of potato really, pasta salads (add dressing when teh pasta is cold to use less dressing - saves $$ and calories). It is also good in mac and cheese, and in many other things.
  5. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Finely diced zucchini and shredded carrots.
  6. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Thank you...and you...and you...and you.

    I have a carrot I can shred, I have a little cuke that can be diced and I have an egg to chop........yeah, team.

    I didn't know about the Walmart ranch dressing. I'll check that out next
    trip, too. Thanks family. DDD
  7. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Philadelphia cream cheese and little baby shrimp (canned) dip and a bag of bugles and my DF would love you forever.

    I don't do sea food but when he makes it? They go crazy.....and it's simple.
  8. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    green onions, minced garlic, seasoned salt, seasoned pepper, dill weed, tomatoes, cucumbers...
  9. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member live in SC and dont do seafood? How on earth do you eat gal? NC and SC are the yummiest places on earth for seafood!
  10. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    green onion, boiled eggs, dill weed, mustard & a sweet vegie; peas, carrot - you need a hint of sweet.

    I'm late - but sounds good for tonight for dinner.
  11. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Star Also lived in Florida and did not eat ANYTHING that swam in it's own toilet.

  12. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    You have such an enlightening way of looking at things, Star! LOL!

    I always say that I won't eat anything that is looking back at me.
  13. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Well I do cut off the heads!
  14. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Heck, I just look at people and say I don't eat bugs. I consider anything with an exoskelatin a bug. I also don't eat things that swim, esp the bottom feeders. My grandparents took me to the docks to see the fish and shrimp boats come in. They thought is was so neat, look how fresh teh food is, etc... My bro thought it was so neat, and liked the taste. I thought the nets of shrimp looked like a big ole net full of bugs - and you could hear their shells clicking against each other.


    Anyway, I understand others like seafood, so I hope you enjoy it! (and I am sincere here, I really DO hope you enjoy your seafood treat!)