I like to make dinner time as easy as possible, don't you?
The kids are home, my husband and I are just finishing up from a day's work, and it is time to relax and
When dinner time comes, we just toss some on to our favorite salad plate, and dig in.
And - it's one less something I have to do, so late in the day.
On the weekend, I like to whisk together a couple of homemade vinaigrettes.
Makes a busy week much less hectic!
Fresh Tomato Vinaigrette
just slightly adapted via goodhousekeeping
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground pepper
1 medium size fresh (not mushy) attractive-looking crimson tomato
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 small fresh garlic clove, minced
Place all ingredients into blender, combining just until pureed.
Cover and refrigerate for ~ 1 week. Mix well before serving.
Makes ~ 3/4 c.
Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
slightly adapted via epicurious
2 Tbsp red onion, chopped
1 c olive oil + 1 tsp for sauteing onion
1/6 c wine vinegar
1/3 c sugar
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp poppy seeds
Saute the chopped onion in ~ 1 tsp olive oil, set aside. Pour vinegar in medium size bowl and add sugar, salt, mustard, and whisk together. Add onions, olive oil, and poppy seeds and whisk until well blended.
Serve immediately or cover with a lid and refrigerate. Shake well or whisk before serving. Make just > 1 c.
A Happy, Happy Friday to you!
Posted while listening to Spanish guitar players in Barcelona.