From Favorites and Nadia Richards.
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1 tablespoon sugar
1 head green leaf lettuce
1 head iceberg lettuce (or another green if desired)
1 cup finely chopped celery
3 green onions, chopped
1 (11oz) can mandarin oranges, drained
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped (or 1/2 t dried)
dash of pepper
dash of Tabasco
Carmelize slivered almonds by mixing with sugar in a small skillet and stirring constantly over low heat until lightly browned. Cool on waxed paper and break into small pieces; set aside. Combine ingredients for dressing and mix well. Tear lettuce into bite-size pieces and combine with celery, green onions, and mandarin oranges. Toss with dressing and sprinkle with sugared almonds.
Note: when in season, pears are a tasty addition too.