Sunday, July 14, 2013
Mixed Green Salad with Strawberry Blue Cheese Dressing
I find myself being possessive these days. Words like "mine" and "mommy's" are being bandied about so often you would think I was getting paid to catalog the entirety of the contents under this roof. Even my friend Jess has commented on my possessiveness.
This possessiveness probably is a result of:
a) The commandeering of my unicorn.
b) The recent attempts to kidnap the moose that was given to me to replace the stolen unicorn. I would just like to point out that the moose actually came with a baby moose. And the baby moose was given to Max. So Max actually has his own moose.
c) The encroachment on my headband collection. Yes I still wear headbands. And I recently purchased a 6-pack of polka-dotted headbands in various colors. Max loved the green one so I handed it over to him. But that apparently isn't enough. He wants them all. As though he is concerned about properly accessorizing his wardrobe of striped tee-shirts and sweatpants.
So after playing defense against all the toddler invasions, it is nice to have something that is mine. Jenn's salad. A salad with strawberry blue cheese dressing. A category of food that is safe from the hands of the little guy. It has turned me into one of... them. But only for a minute.
I'm totally loving this article on Cooking Light - they have categorized some dishes on the basis of "mood!" Though I didn't see a category for "possessive," they've totally got you covered if you are feeling nostalgic, romantic, adventurous, relaxed, or happy!
scant 1 cup chopped strawberries
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sour cream
3 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
2 ounces blue cheese
1 tablespoon roasted and salted pepitas
freshly ground black pepper
For the salad:
1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
4 cups mixed greens
2 chopped scallions
1/2 cup torn basil
handful sliced strawberries
1-2 tablespoons roasted and salted pepitas
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For the dressing: Blend the dressing ingredients together with an immersion or regular blender.
For the salad: In a large bowl, toss the lettuce, scallions, basil, sliced strawberries, and pepitas. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Toss the salad with desired amount of strawberry dressing.