I love a good spinach salad. It's an easy side dish to throw together with whatever additions you have on hand. I vary the nuts, fruit, and cheese, but those elements are always included. When I make a salad, I don't use exact measurements. I just keep adding ingredients and tasting until I think it is right.
1 orange supremed (here is a tutorial)
Juice squeezed from the membrane of the fruit
Extra virgin olive oil
Fresh Baby spinach (washed and dried)
1 Small Shallot
1 small cucumber sliced
Place the orange juice in a large bowl, slowly add the olive oil and whisk until it is the consistency that you like. Add salt and pepper.
Add the spinach. I like about 4-5 handfuls for this amount of dressing, if it is a large orange that is.
Add the remaining ingredients, toss and serve.
Salad tip: If we are having friends over and I want to make a salad ahead of time. I place the dressing in the bottom of large bowl and add all of the salad ingredients. DO NOT TOSS. Cover, place in the fridge. Right before I serve the salad I toss it. No last minute prep. Thanks to the Barefoot Contessa for the tip.
Katie's gone for the weekend (youth group event)
Date night tonight. Brian's making a new recipe...woo hoo!
Saturday clean and hang out with Ian.
Sunday, Brunch with my Mom and sisters (Meritage)
The game and good food...Go Steelers!!!
Yesterday Brian and I shut off our computers until the kiddos went to bed. It was so nice, we need to do that more often. I was also thinking about soaking up all these special memories that we are making with our children. Weather they are 2 or 22. I am going to embrace all those moments. The texts, talking in the car, sharing our day. All those little things I take for granted. Here is a pretty song, sung by an angel.
Mindy Gledhill ~ Hourglass
Have a great weekend!