Broccoli Grape Salad with Chutney Dressing

While perusing one of my many cookbooks I found a recipe that sounds like a very tasty variation of the broccoli, raisin and bacon salad that you see at buffets, potlucks etc. There are recipes for the basic salad all over the Internet. I did a search but didn't find another recipe like this one. It doesn't have any bacon like most broccoli salad recipes but you could easily add it if desired. The original recipe made a huge amount so I cut it in half.

Chutney Broccoli Grape Salad

1 head broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces ( florets and some stems)
3/4 pound seedless red grapes
1/4 of a red onion, chopped
1/2 cup lightly toasted slivered almonds
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 of a 9 oz. jar chutney
1 tablespoons curry powder
In a large mixing bowl, combine broccoli, grapes, onion and almonds.
In a small mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, chutney and curry powder; mix well. Stir mayonnaise mixture into broccoli mixture; mix well. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve. Serve chilled.
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Who knew?

My husband gave me three or four cookbooks for Christmas that he got at thrift stores or library sales. I am embarrassed to say I hadn't looked at one of them until last week. It was an over-sized book titled Mirabelle. It was by some chef and about the Mirabelle restaurant in London. After looking at it I decided it wasn't the type of book I was interested in and told my husband he could sell it on eBay. Usually he would list a book like that for $5.95. For some reason I decided to do a search for it on a used and rare book site that searches over 80,000 sources. Lo and behold it was a valuable book that was being offered for around $100 dollars. I guess it must have been a very small printing run. To make a long story short he sold it on auction yesterday for $86.00!! Thank goodness I decided to check its value.