Thanks guys. The salad is really good, I really like em better without lettuce, that stuff is just filler anyway. If you like mushrooms you could quarter up some of them too. And use the little cherry tomatoes. And if you don't wanna mess with the whole oil/vinegar mixture just use Italian or caesar dressing.
As for the potatoes, yes I did omit the butter this time. Instead I just tossed them in olive oil to get a good coating, then tossed them in brown sugar, and then sprinkled them with cinnamon. They were really missing that butter flavor though. I'm thinking next time I'll toss them in clarified butter instead of olive oil and see how that works.