Well, Halloween came and went. And I was very, very bad. I ended up eating TWO bags of mini candy bars. Almost all by my naughty little self. We bought the first bag WAY too early…and….well….you know what happens. Ha. Yea. Like that was going to last. I mean, really. Who can resist??
So we had to buy a second bag.
And no Trick-or-Treaters came to our door this year.
Not. A. Single. One. 🙁
So guess who ate the whole second bag of Halloween candy. Uh, huh. Guilty.
Soooooo, it’s been “salad time” for Kelly.
Yeppersville. But I make killer good salads and homemade dressings that ROCK. And even though the dressings are totally not low fat, it doesn’t seem to matter one bit. I make our salads loaded with very lean meats such as thin-sliced deli roast beef and turkey, lots of crisp lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, and sometimes a little thin sliced peppers, too. All very healthy, even the meats, which are full of the proteins that I need and darn near fat-free. 😉
The naughty part of our salads, besides the dressings, are the cheeses. Almost always havarti and sharp cheddar. But that also doesn’t seem to make one bit of difference either. Because every time we eat these gorgeous, restaurant-style salads, whatever weight that we have gained, falls right off within just a few days.
I can’t figure it out, and don’t even care to. So long as it works, we’re full, satisfied, and they’re TASTY is all that really matters to me! 😀 Right?
And you know, cheese has gotten such an unfair and bad rap. What’s up with everyone dissing cheese??? If eaten in moderation, it’s not that bad for you at all! It’s also full of quite a few vitamins, minerals, calcium, and to boot, curbs hunger. That in itself is a huge help, because you’re very full and don’t end up grazing through every cabinet, fridge, freezer, and “dresser stash” later! 😉
I always had such a difficult time getting my hubby to eat salads that I gave up on the idea years ago that he would come around.
Then, when I decided to give it one, last ditch effort, and made homemade dressing, he finally realized just how good they really can be! Homemade dressing is the secret key! 😉
This time the store didn’t have the turkey on sale, so we went full Monty on the roast beast. So, I thought. What goes extremely well with lean, medium-rare, roast beef? Personally, I LOVE a lot of flavor and spice, and hot horseradish and spicy brown mustard seemed like the perfect match to me! And it truly was! I even thought to add a little beer instead of too much vinegar to keep the tanginess from becoming overpowering. That worked surprisingly well!
As did the little extra boost from a bit of asiago cheese! One of my favorites that really packs a punch so it goes a long ways. 😉
This dressing really turned out exceptionally good! And as a lot of my dressings do after chilling, this dressing also thickens nicely enough that it could also be wonderful as a condiment for dipping, or even top a juicy, black angus burger! 😉
I have NEVER seen my hubby eat as many salads as he has this past year! And I think you’ll be shocked if you have someone in your family that swears off vegetables, too.
Please do give my salads dressings a try! They’re extremely quick and easy to make,
and you’ll NEVER want to buy another bottle of store-bought stuff again!
If I can get my hubby to eat salads, there’s hope for your pickiest eater, too!
…..homemade is always better! 😉
*This dressing is wonderful on salads with fresh lettuce, lean thin-sliced deli roast beef, cucumbers, havarti and/or sharp cheddar cheese, red onion, bell peppers, black olives, chopped hard-boiled egg, and crumbled bacon!