Friday, August 19, 2011
A honey vinaigrette for a Fancy.Dinner.Party.
It's not that I haven't been in the kitchen lately, as in other weeks...it's that, frankly, I've been a bit lazy about posting. But I've got about 4 recipes I need to get up & posted, so I'm going to try & crack down a bit tonight, especially because I'm planning to try out at LEAST 3-5 more this week. School starts the Monday after this for me, and I won't have as much time to fool around then--there will be a lot of casseroles & quiches starting soon I'm guessing; the sort of thing you can make in large quantities and then eat for the rest of the week when you're too on-the-go to make anything else.
So, here's to one last week of making anything I want, eh? Let's start off with a little thing I made a couple of weeks ago for a friend's birthday party--she decided to have a very fancy dinner at her house rather than a large gathering with pizza, etc...she covered appetizers, the main course, side dish, & dessert, but asked if I'd lend her a hand with the salad course. Not having anything in my "salad" recipe index as of yet, I was more than happy to oblige!
(And...y'know. 4 recipes, like I said. Gotta get to it!)
Spinach & Fruit Salad with a Honey Vinaigrette (Vinaigrette from Cooking Books)
For the Salad:
Feta cheese crumbles
Simply toss all of the ingredients together, in whatever proportions you like. It's a salad, after all.
For the Vinaigrette:
1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or regular olive oil if that's all you've got)
2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp (I ended up adding a bit more, to taste) Honey
Salt & pepper to taste (A few shakes of both)
Pour all ingredients into a medium bowl & whisk, whisk, whisk away until everything is well blended. Give another whisk if ingredients ever separate!