Mandarin Salad

Serves 6
For the salad:
1/4 c sliced almonds
1T plus 1t sugar
6 cups of lettuce (can be a mix-1/2 romaine, 1/2 green leaf)
2 medium stalks of celery
2 medium green onions
1 can (6 oz) Mandarin orange segments, drained
For sweet & sour dressing:
1/4 c vegetable oil
2T sugar
2T cider vinegar(can use white if that’s what you have)
1 T chopped fresh parsley
1/2 t salt
Dash of pepper
Dash of red pepper sauce.
– Cook Almonds and sugar in 1 quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until sugar is melted and almonds are coated; cool and break apart. Set aside.
-Blend all ingredients for the sweet & sour dressing. Refrigerate until serving.
– Toss almonds, dressing and remaining ingredients.
(For 4x the dressing recipe, use: 1 c. oil,  1/2. sugar, 1/2 c. vinegar, 1/4 c.  parsley, etc)

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