So, anyone that knows me pretty much knows that I am a meat and potatoes and sugar kind of guy. But lately, we have been trying to eat healthier. Yeah, I lost a bet, and since my head was already shaved, there was only one good bet left. So here I am trying to eat better. So a few weeks ago, I talked about 7 layer salad. Some may argue that it is not super healthy…but it has lettuce and spinach in it so get off my back already…it’s salad!
We discovered another salad that I sort of dig too. Well, really, lettuce is only the dressing-delivery-vehicle, but I’d rather have a corvette than a chevette as vehicles go. Wait, I am talking about lettuce here. Ok, so I do not like ice berg lettuce. I like the funky expensive spring and summer mix greens if you are buying bagged salad. Of course, if you grow your own, so much the better. Anyhow, I throw a bunch of greens in a bowl and add unreasonably sized handfuls of walnuts, craisins, and gorgonzola cheese (feta or bleu cheese work also). Sometimes I add sunflower seeds and if I’ve had too much to drink, raisins.
These guys ate my salad…
So all that stuff looks pretty and may be enough to trick most guys into eating a bowl of salad. Of course, I am not most guys. My Dad always told me I was special…and that one day, if I worked very hard, I could be useful as a clamp or maybe I could be the guy who holds the tape measure on the dumb end. Anyhow, it takes a bit more than some pretty craisins or a few seeds to get me to eat salad. No, no, I need dressing. A friend shared this secret recipe with us and, so long as you promise not to tell anyone, I will share it with you. Ok, ready? Here is the dressing:
2/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1-2 Tbsp sweet hot mustard
1-2 Tbsp honey mustard
2-3 Tbsp honey
1-3 Tbsp sugar (to taste)
We mix all this in a pint jar and store in the refrigerator. Let it warm before serving of course…it looks very dark because of the vinegar but I love this stuff…probably because of the vinegar!