Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

Wow, it's been a whirlwind summer.
I haven't posted since June and for darn good reason!  Here's the latest:
1) Greg and I got married. FINALLY!
2) Greg passed his big test and is now a Journeyman Lineman! YAY!
3) I got a great job at Utah State University. YES!
4) We moved to Logan, Utah. WOW!
5) Greg is working for an awesome crew in Mountain Home, Idaho. $$$$!
6) We rented a house, like a real one, with a foundation.  NO MORE TRAILER TRASH!

All of this happened within a month.  Sometimes life is so crazy, and in my experience, it happens all at once.  When it rains, it pours.  And that's why I haven't been cooking or blogging much.  Oh, and the fact that I lived out of a suitcase the entire summer.  Kind of takes the fun out of cooking.
I seriously doubt that I will be posting much on the ol' blog in the near future,  plus it's no longer the same, because I'm no longer "high class trailer trash!"  What are your thoughts?

 Here's something to keep you happy, until I decide what to do with my blog ...

This is a recipe that I made when strawberries were in their peak.  There's not much better than a fresh, juicy strawberry.  And for those of you who read my blog regularly, you may know that I love to make my own dressing.  This is just a spin on balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

1/4 c. strawberry jam
1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
1/2 c. canola oil
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. Mrs. Dash
1 tsp dijon mustard

Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake well to combine.  You could also pulse through a blender to get rid of any strawberry chunks, if you are like that!

I loved this dressing on a spinach salad, with goat cheese, peppers and slivered almonds.


  1. Congratulations on all your good news!
    Have fun, and enjoy all these wonderful life changes!
    Best wishes to you newlyweds!


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