Posted at 4:04 pm , on October 30, 2018
While I do most of the cooking in our house, my husband is happy to jump in when necessary, and in fact, enjoys cooking whenever he can. He threw this salad together for me while I am deep into schoolwork in an effort to finish a paper before the kids come home from school. After 27 years of going to school (mostly on, a tiny bit off, and no, I am not joking about the 27 years), I am nearing the final stretch! Woooot!! In the meantime, salad and deadlines.
Romaine lettuce (just the head, torn into pieces)
Red Bellpepper (sliced into strips)
White onion (rough-chopped)
Pepitas, roasted & salted (pumpkin seeds)
Red cherry tomatoes
Hard-boiled egg (rough-chopped)
Not a lot of rules here. Use whatever quantity of ingredients look good to you and toss!
Any dressing will work, but he used an Apple-Cider Vinaigrette (click on link for the recipe). He used Maille-brand Old Style Mustard in place of the Dijon because he knows I think the seeds are purrrdy.)
Thank you, husband.
Posted at 6:53 pm , on April 2, 2018
Turns out, the reports of caramelization have not been greatly exaggerated (long-lashed wink to you, Mr. Twain). This process cannot be rushed, as I learned yesterday during the Great Ham Bake. Fortunately, the ham was delicious and the last-twenty-minutes-added burned pineapple is just yummy pineapple of a different color. I’ve given up trying to be perfect. How did your Easter cooking go?!
Posted at 12:33 am , on March 31, 2018
I looked up at the clock, realized it was after 6pm, and ran to the freezer to see what I could pull out for a quick dinner (definitely not unusual, but not preferred). Hunter Fieri’s Chicken Salad is quick & delicious, so I keep cooked, cubed chicken in the freezer for just such an occasion! I am not above throwing bags of chips and boxes of crackers on the table, but tonight I put in a little more effort, as evidenced by the bowls! Sliced avocados, sliced apples, and paper plates made this last-minute meal happen in less than 15 minutes. Other than using regular mayonnaise, I made it exactly as written. This is what my real life looks like. I hope I’ve given you a fresh idea for your dinnertime!