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I don't want to be the mom who always brings the salad...

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I don't want to be the mom who always brings the salad...

xeniagaze | Sep 23, 2010 12:50 PM

My son plays on a college football team and for home games the parents put together a post-game buffet. There are the usual suspects like baked ziti, sausage & peppers, giant taco salads. My latest contribution was caesar salad. My son said "I bet my mom made the salad because she can't really cook." While not entirely true, I haven't produced anything that makes anyone say "Wow, who made that?", nor have the pans I've brought been emptied. I'm looking for a little help.

There are a couple of tricky points: one is that if it's a hot dish it has to stay hot for several hours (like at least 4) or easily rewarm on chafing dishes after halftime. The other is that while it's not the only thing feeding the team, the quantity needs to be a little higher. Probably a pretty hefty half-size chafing pan. Lastly, we leave in the morning so I need make-ahead or something that can be pulled together pretty easily on a Saturday morning. See why I ended up with caesar salad?

Thank you in advance for any suggestions you can provide.

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