I often buy the 6 pack of romaine hearts at Costco. That’s a lot of romaine. And salads are a lot of chopping.
One evening I was tired of the vinaigrette dressings I generally make, and searched the internet for easy Caesar salad dressing recipe that used only what I had on hand. I read 4 or 5 versions, made some substitutions and whipped up a quick version that serves nicely.
Simple Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe
Into a bowl, scoop a heap of mayo.
Add a splash of lemon juice and a shake of Worcestershire sauce. Sprinkle in garlic powder.
Stir together and taste. Make adjustments as needed.
Add milk or cream slowly until desired consistency is reached.
Toss with chopped romaine and a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan cheese.
My kitchen has been pretty busy lately, with birthdays and company and just normal life. Surprisingly, it’s also been cleaner than usual – but that’s because of the “company” part. Nothing like having people over to incentivize housecleaning!
Baby, baby, oatmeal-eater.
We had our small group Bible study over for a meal after church this Sunday. I made a big crockpot of black bean soup with roasted red peppers and artisan bread and then the other families brought salads and sides like vegetables and chips and bread.
Eating with other believers is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
My husband’s birthday was this week, and so he got to make his favorite breakfast of all time: biscuit ring.
So, even though I have a whole ebook that I sell on keeping a basic pantry full so that you can make dinner with what’s on hand even if you don’t have a plan, after Christmas and the Whole30 debacle, my pantry was a mess. I wasn’t even sure what was in it, even though hardly anything was in it. So, I pulled everything out, put away dishes and other things I’d just tossed in there for quick storage that didn’t belong, and actually took inventory. Then I went shopping and filled the shelves back up with the items I am supposed to have.
Guess what? Having a pantry stocked with basic ingredients gives one peace of mind and makes dinner-making so much easier. Who would have guessed? :)