The last job I had in Erie PA. before moving back to Seattle was at a "private" club that was half bar, and half restaurant. I use the word restaurant loosely. It was a restaurant in the same way McDonalds is a restaurant. But, the people that were members just acted like it was just so fancy. It was both scary and hilarious! Anyway, one of the "chef's" specialties was a chicken or steak salad, which featured a bed of iceberg lettuce that came in a bag as big as me with a handful of carrots, and a handful of red cabbage to be mixed in. After the lettuce came two nice big quarters of mealy tomato, two limp slices of dying cucumber, a gargantuan handful of cheese, a huge handful of fries, and then the star, either fried chicken nuggets sliced to look pretty, or slices of what I can only assume is the lowest grade steak available. All to be drenched with your dressing of choice, most common a ranch/I-talian combo, or a Blue cheese/French combo. Always on the side, cause you know, it's a salad! Ha ha. It was very popular with the ladies who wanted a "light" dinner, never mind that the salad was probably more calories than their hubby's burger. I decided to kind of recreate that monstrosity vegan style, but also a little less decadent.
And last but not least today is Caturday, so I can't not leave you with some cuteness!