Posted by on Oct 28, 2008 in Uncategorized

Halloween food and a copy cat

As most of you know, I just LOVE copy cat recipes. Nothing makes me happier than to make my favorite restaurant dishes at home at a fraction of the price. However, there is something to be said about no dishes and having someone top of your drinks every 5 minutes.

Nonetheless, we are here to copy those wonderful recipes! With that being said, I present to you Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad:

I just love this one. But really, don’t you get tired of paying $8 for a salad?

So here we have not only the dressing recipe but the salad mix as well. And I won’t get into the crispy chicken part except by saying that there are corn flakes in the flour dredging step. I think most of you know how to batter and fry chicken. Besides, I like it with grilled chicken.

The Salad Mix:
3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1 cup red cabbage
1 cup Napa cabbage
1 carrot, shredded or julienned
1 green onion, chopped

The dressing:
3 T. honey
1/4 c. mayonnaise
1 1/2 T. rice wine vinegar
1 t. whole grain mustard
1/8 tsp. sesame oil

Toppings:
Grilled chicken slices (or fried chicken, sliced)
sliced almonds
chow mein noodles
mandarin orange slices (which Justin says aren’t part of the salad at Applebees, but I still like them on this salad)

And there you have it, just toss the salad parts, drizzle the dressing, and top with everything else.
What I love about this dressing is its just a combination of stuff you probably already have. So no special grocery shopping list.

On a seperate note, if you’re lookng for something spooky to make this week check out my cool bat and ghost homemade croutons here. Or how about coffin sandwiches? We’re having a halloween get-together on Thursday, so expect to see mummy dogs (pig in a blanket), dirt with worms, and maybe a spooky punch with a severed hand floating. Who knows what I’ll think of by then.

One year I made these oreo balls, but dipped them in just white chocolate, and decorated them like eye balls- with blood shot veins and all. It was cool.

I’d love to see what you all are making for halloween. Take a picture- you’ll feel oober blogish, then send it to me! Leave a comment or email me at roxyozzy(at)gmail(dot)com.

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