Having two different lettuces, Romaine and red leaf, is a nice touch in this hearty tossed salad. And there's a nice balance of soft and crunchy: tomatoes and mushrooms to sesame seeds and almonds. Colorful too.
My grandmother's recipe for roasted chicken. We are German and she used to do it this way all the time. I never have had a chicken this juicy before; this little trick works and makes the people eating it go silent. It's funny. We nibble on the celery after.