The weather was far from tropical but it was peaceful mostly and it made me happy to be there.
Here are some other things that make me happy :
You can use as much or as little broccoli as you want. For 3/4 of a bowlful this size ( about 5 generous servings) I used a large crown .
Remove as much of the stem as you can. You really just want the floret.
Dice the hell out of it. Don't make it dust or anything though.
Add about 1/4 of shredded cheese of your choice ( the original potluck one had cheddar ) and generously shake bacon bits in . I have never measured the bacon bits so I couldn't tell you how much to use . I just go with what looks okay .
Add equal parts sour cream ( i used fat free because it makes me feel better about possible ass growth ) and mayo ( i used the light olive oil nonsense ) .
Then, and I know this is going to sound odd, but think of it like sugar in homemade pasta sauce, for some reason this just has to be done.
Add a scant teaspoon of sugar.
As you can see I am all about measurement, with my use of the word scant and the fact that I literally use a spoon for tea as a measuring device.
Then as the above picture demonstrates, you stir it up . It won't look lovely. Once you taste it , you won't care.
Refrigerate for 2-3 hours. The longer it sits, the better it is.
What's your favorite super simple salad?
Are you a broccoli lover?