Here's the thing. My Dad would eat this Goulash pretty much every day if we would let him! Growing up, Goulash was ALWAYS on the weekly menu, and was always a favorite of Dad and my brothers. The gooier and cheesier, the more they loved it!
Over the years the recipe has had to change, more out of necessity than anything else! When we moved away from the Twin Cities, a lot of our favorite food items were no longer available. Which leads to lots of boxes of grocery staples being picked up whenever we visit home, and very careful planning and storage at this end. Do you have any favorite foods from your childhood that you have a hard time finding now?
Many, many years ago, my French Club went to a wonderful little French restaurant in downtown Minneapolis - Chateau de Paris... It was a magical night for a group of romantic young teenagers! The girls all wore velvet dresses, the guys wore suits, and we had to order our meal in French, and speak ONLY French during the entire six-course candlelit dinner. There was classic French music playing in the background, and the entire evening was pure MAGIC! We started off dinner with a crock of French Onion Soup, topped with golden croutons and melted cheese, and then moved on to our second course - classic Wedge Salad. And I'm telling you, we thought we were the classiest ever!
In a world ruled by kale salad, the iceberg wedge salad should be obsolete. But there's a reason why this hunk of supercrisp iceberg lettuce, cloaked in tangy blue cheese dressing and topped with everything from crispy bacon to crumbled eggs, avocado and dried cranberries keeps showing up at all the finest little French restaurants and American steakhouses!
Ahhhh....who doesn't love homemade Blue Cheese Dressing....
Whether its drizzled on a fresh and crispy classic Wedge Salad, or served up with fresh vegies, or alongside a platter of hot Buffalo Chicken Wings....this homemade recipe is PERFECTION! I'm kind of a salad dressing snob, because I detest bottled blue cheese dressing - it just isn't worth the time. But the five minutes that it takes to whip up a batch of rich and creamy dressing at home, and add LOTS of crumbled blue cheese until it is chunky perfection, it's SO GOOD!