1-Birthday Corn Salad
2 cups dried black beans, cooked and cooled
1 ripe tomato, chopped
One-quarter yellow onion, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 medium ears)
1 teaspoon salt Chopped
fresh cilantro leaves Stir together the beans, tomato, onion, bell pepper, corn, and salt in a large bowl. Sprinkle with cilantro and stir once more.
2-Birthday egg salad
2 eggs per person
1 T creme fraiche or mayonnaise per egg—or more if you like
dill or parsley, finely chopped a few scallions or chives, finely chopped a few capers sprinkle of Champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar salt and pepper Boil eggs. In a bowl, chop the eggs roughly with two butter knives or a pastry cutter. Gently mix all the ingredients except the vinegar gently, keeping the eggs in discernible chunks. Season with the vinegar to taste. Proceed cautiously and mix gently.
1 tin of oysters. 1 crisp lettuce. 1 head of celery. A little mayonnaise or salad dressing. Wash the lettuce, and cut it coarsely. Wash, and cut the celery into one-inch lengths, Trim the oysters, and mix them with the salad. Put the mixture into a salad bowl, and pour over the mayonnaise.
2 heads of celery. 1 beetroot. A plain salad-dressing.
Wash the celery, and cut it into half-inch lengths. Put them in a salad-bowl, and pour the dressing over. Garnish with a border of beetroot.
1 boiled cauliflower. A little mayonnaise or salad-dressing. Pepper and salt. Divide the cauliflower into tufts, and remove the green leaves. Place them in a dish, and pour the dressing over them. Garnish with beetroot.
Some boiled potatoes. 1 boiled onion. Some plain salad-dressing. Slice the potatoes and onion thinly. Lay them on a dish, and pour the dressing over. If preferred, the onion may be omitted.
7-Apple and Cheese Salad
1/2 cup cream cheese 1 cup chopped pecans Salt and pepper Apples, sliced 1/2-inch thick Lettuce leaves Creamy salad dressing Make tiny seasoned cheese balls, center on the apple slices standing on lettuce leaves, and slice with creamy salad dressing.