I know this doesn't have anything to do with sewing. However, it does have something to do with scrapbooking, and in my previous post I showed the relationship between sewing and scrapbooking. (So in a way this does have something to do with sewing!) I'm creating a scrapbook of family recipes to give to all of my family members. I think that food connects us together in much the same way that stitches connect pieces of fabric together. There's a bond that is created that takes a conscience effort to undo.
Now I don't know about you, but when the weather is hot, hot, hot (mid 90s today) I don't feel like eating much for dinner. And I certainly don't want make anything that involves turning the oven on. And I want something that I can prepare quickly because I'm an impatient cook (and hungry when I get home from work.)
This is my all time favorite summer time salad. Using one of my grandmother's famous family sayings " it's yummy to the tummy!"
I found the recipe about 10 years ago, although I don't recall where I found it. I suspect it must have been in a newspaper or magazine since it is written on a recipe card.
These are the ingredients you will need for two very generous servings:
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tsp. chopped garlic
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 tsp. chopped fresh ginger (dry will do if that's what you have on hand, but the fresh ginger really adds to the taste!)
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- mixed salad greens (your choice)
- 2 oz. oil-butter blend (equal parts butter and oil)
- 8 oz. chicken breast strips (more or less depending on your personal preference)
- 12 - 15 strawberries, halved or sliced
Making the salad
- Blend all of the dressing ingredients together and set aside.
- Place the mixed salad greens on your serving plate and set aside.
- In a saute pan heat oil-butter blend
- Add chicken strips and saute until all sides are brown.
- Add the prepared strawberries and heat slightly (one minute or less or the strawberries will become mushy)
- Pour the chicken and strawberries over the mixed salad greens
- Sprinkle with walnuts
- Garnish with one or two fresh strawberries
- Serve to a chorus of ooohs and aaahs
A 30 minute meal that will allow you more time for sewing!Pin It