Stiff competition for top salad honors

Simply Scrumptious

It was a fitting title for a totally delectable event. Late last month, 10 residents of Friendship Village in Schaumburg competed in the Simply Scrumptious Salad competition to determine which creation was the greatest palate pleaser.

The panel of unbiased but hungry judges included representatives from Lynfred Winery, Mariano’s of Hoffman Estates, Portillo’s, State Farm Insurance, and the producer of WTTW’s Check Please.

The prize-winning entry was the decadent Snickers taffy apple salad created by Joan Farnworth. Della Humbert took second place with her five cup salad, and Mary Kelly came in third with her orange jello salad.

Each contestant received a salad bowl filled with salad fixings. The top three winners also received bottles of wine from Lynfred Winery, gift cards from State Farm and Portillo’s, Geoffrey Baer videos and books from WTTW, and a gift basket or gift cards from Mariano’s.

After the event, everyone snacked on salads provided by Friendship Village’s dining services department and sampled the salads entered in the competition. A mouth-watering time was had by all!