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

4 comments:

  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!

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

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

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