Even as recently as a year ago, not only was I completely disinterested in cooking, but I would go so far as to say I hated it. Well, I don't know if it was my new role as a wife or if aliens invaded my brain, but I have really taken a lot of joy in preparing meals and finding interesting recipes in the last 8 or 9 months! Who new cooking was so much fun! For Christmas last year my sister-in-law, and good friend, Jamie, made Jeff and I a cookbook of some of her favorite recipes. It really was an awesome gift as it gave me some good, easy recipes to start with! Lately, I've been making this salad in it that she labeled "Brett's Salad". Now, I don't know who Brett is, but I do know that this recipe (specifically the dressing) is seriously rocking my face off! It is so easy, and I've been eating it for the last two weeks, so I thought I would share it with all of you guys! Here you go...
Mixed greens 1 onion, sliced and diced
Blue Cheese or Feta crumbles Plain Walnuts
6-8 pieces of bacon, crumbled Raisins
Combine the above and prepare the following dressing
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1 clove of garlic, minced
1/4 cup Real maple syrup (must be real, it's kind of pricey, but totally worth it. I promise.)
1 cup oil 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 tsp. pepper
Toss with dressing just before serving.
Bon appetite...If you try it, let me know how you like it!!