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Cobb Salad w/ Chili-Lime Dressing

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I love this salad because everyone in our family will eat it and likes it. I must admit that I scale back on the avocado if it is just us because it is not a favorite in the salad but in small doses, they will eat it.

I've found as we've lived around the country that cobb salads are different every where. There are some basic parts that are standard (i.e., chicken, tomato, bacon & avocado) and the rest is up to the chef.

Salad

10 oz. Romaine lettuce
1 can kidney beans, rinsed
1C shredded cheese (I use Monterey/Colby mix)
1C chopped tomatoes
1/2 lb. chicken, cooked and cubed
1 avocado, peeled and cubed
1/2C chopped red onion
1/3C bacon, crumbled or chopped

Dressing

1 (4 oz.) can chopped green chilies, undrained
2/3C sour cream
1/4C cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
2T lime juice
1/2t pepper
1/3t hot sauce
1/4t salt

For salad, place lettuce in serving bowl. Make columns with remaining ingredients.

For dressing, place ingredients in food processor; blend. Chill until serving.

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

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I'm still unpacking after a week of having our things delivered. I've decided I must have a couple of kitchen boxes in the garage because I still don't have my knives (and other items) and I've unpacked all of my kitchen boxes. I don't want to work on the boxes in the garage until I'm done in the house with everything in its place.

I've been all about easy meals for a while and this is no exception. I used to make the meatballs for this recipe and then life got busy and I bought frozen meatballs. I haven't made them again just because of the convenience.

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks
1/3C water
3T vinegar
1T soy sauce
1/2C brown sugar
3T cornstarch
1 batch (30) meatballs
1 lg. green pepper, cut into 1" pieces
Hot rice

Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add water to juice to measure 1C; pour into a large skillet. Add water, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar and cornstarch; stir until smooth. Cook over medium heat until thick, …