(Hence the last blog entry was nearly a month ago)
I set myself up for disappointment when I thought my mom and I would have most of her house organized by now.
I set myself up for disappointment when I figured all the spare time I would have would give me plenty of opportunities for blogging and sharing new recipes.
Can you tell I'm disappointed?
If your a blogger like me, and like to read blogs like me, than you know how important blogging is.
Can I say blog one more time? Bloooooooooooooog!
Anyway......we live about thirty minutes from the city we came from. Ave is out of school now, but with work and our big project, we spend nearly everyday traveling back and forth.
Oh, I also set myself up for disappointment when I thought we would save on gas.
I shouldn't complain, since I'm sure folks elsewhere are seeing numbers peek at nearly $10.
Maybe life will slow down. Maybe not. But we're all doing great, and the best part is.......I finally have a recipe for you.
This is my favorite time of the year for food. Everything is fresher and lighter, and yummier too. My friend Jen had us over a couple nights ago for a early summer BBQ. We had grilled dogs, BBQ chicken wings, Cole slaw, and a nice glass of red. I was in charge of bringing some sort of salad, so I pulled out one of my stashed-away-cookbooks and found one of my favorite summer salad recipes.
|It's really hard not to eat the entire bowl, and then slurp all the dressing off the bottom with a straw.|
Quick Summer Salad
1 container(10 oz) of mixed baby spinach and butter lettuce
1 quart fresh strawberries, stems cut and sliced thin
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tb toasted sesame seeds
1 Tb poppy seeds
1 tsp minced onion
1/4 tsp Worcestershire
1/8 tsp paprika
*Put lettuce mix and strawberries in large bowl.
*Shake up all dressing ingredients in medium size mason jar, and drizzle over salad until desired amount.
Aside from any disappointment I have throughout, it's no match for all the little achievements that bless me along the way.
My baby. Riding her bike without training wheels.
Let Summer Begin!