Cobb salad is one of my favorites. It's on the menu at many fine restaurants here in Kentucky, and I've had many variations.
The original Cobb salad was invented in 1926 at the Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles by the owner, Bob Cobb.
The story is he was trying to find ways to use up leftovers! (A man after my own heart!)
Bob's original salad included chopped avocado, lettuce, celery, tomato, bacon, chicken, hard-boiled egg, watercress and blue cheese.
Here's a simpler, easier (but delicious) version.