Ah, so I will talk about salad. What else can I do with 3 bags of fresh lettuce? After a weekend of beer drinking and junk food (courtesy of my brother's awesome wedding!), I was craving a real meal but lacked the energy to be too creative. Cue the frozen ravioli and jarred pasta sauce.
But, I did make a noteworthy salad! It was clear that I was using farm fresh lettuce as I had to wash away the dirt and pick out the random blades of grass. I also sliced up a fresh, crisp radish. I hated radishes, until I discovered farm fresh radishes. They add such a wonderful touch of color and crunch. Yum. But the point here, since this is a cooking blog, is the salad dressing. I can't technically claim this recipe as my own. It's an evolved version of my mom's homemade dressing. It's super simple, healthy, and I always have the ingredients on hand.
2 parts olive oil
1 part Heinz gourmet salad vinegar
roughly a teaspoon of Brady Street Cheese Sprinkle (from Penzeys) per 1/4 cup of dressing
a dash of Fox Point Seasoning (also Penzeys)
a small squirt of mayo- it keeps the oil and vinegar from separating
I make it in a glass jar with a lid. Screw on the lid. Give it a vigorous shake. Enjoy!