Thursday, March 22, 2012

This will be better in the summer

I can't believe it's only Thursday.  It's been such a loooong week for me.  And Thursday means it's not over yet. 

I think part of the issue is that I am definitely fighting off some form of illness.  My original plan was to stay in bed all day, but I got called in to cover a deposition so into work I went.  I did leave right after the depo was over, but then I ended up running errands so I didn't get home that much earlier.

Luckily, Thatboy decided tonight would be a good night to pick up a pizza for dinner.  Which is a nice temporary reprieve when you're under the weather.  All I had to do was throw together a salad.  This is as basic a salad as you can get - tomatoes, spinach, and red onion.  In the summer this salad will sing in a much richer key but it still works when you're so stuffed up you can't taste anything.

The basic salad is highlighted by a tangy horseradish vinaigrette which couldn't be easier to make.  If you're new to making salad dressings, they're nothing to fear - mix an oil and a vinegar and then just start playing.  Often I'll use a juice of some kind, but this salad called for something a little more interesting, a little more sinus clearing.

And now I'm off to bed with the hopes that tomorrow no one will notice me napping on my desk!

Red Onion and Spinach Salad
2 cups of spinach leaves
2 tomatoes, sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
salt and pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil
3/4 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 Tbsp horseradish
  1. Arrange spinach on plates and places sliced tomatoes and onions over.
  2. Sprinkle salt over the entire plate.
  3. Whisk together oil, vinegar, and horseradish in a small bowl.  Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Pour dressing over the spinach, onion, and tomato


  1. When you're feeling under the weather, I'm pretty sure that the most unpleasant thing to do is be in depo. Hope that horseradish did the trick!

  2. Ugh I hope you felt better today! Maybe you should just drink/smell vinegar to clear up that nose!

  3. Hope you are feeling better. I can't wait for summer salads.