3 tablespoons sugar
cup sliced almonds
1 head romaine lettuce; torn
3 scallions; chopped
1 cup celery; chopped
11 ounce can mandarin oranges -- drained

Dressing:
cup oil
2 tablespoons vinegar
Dash pepper
1 tablespoon parsley; chopped

Melt sugar over low heat in frying pan until it turns a pale caramel color.
Add almonds and stir to coat. Tricky
Remove from heat and pour on foil to cool, trying to avoid large clumps.
Break apart and set aside.
Combine lettuce with celery and onion. Refrigerate.
When ready to serve, add almonds, oranges, and dressing to the lettuce and toss.