Top of the morning to you, friend!
We are closing in on this glorious week and I can see the weekend winking at me! 8… more… hours…. This week has really kicked my bottom. Between the serious brain power I am trying to use during the day and the super meal focus I am committing to in the evenings (insert instagram for proof), I am running on fumes.
This week I have really focused on cultivating my routine again. The summers are rough and once Caleb left, I lost my counterpart. We work so well together. Especially in regard to routine. In the mornings we spring out of bed and the day is clockwork. Since April, the mornings are hard and my sleep just isn’t there. Nowadays we have a different routine of morning chats and evening study calls. I’m going to get it down and I’m going to be the keeper of my routine! I just need to give myself a little bit of grace as it is a work in progress.
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Balsamic vinaigrette, my absolute favorite dressing for any salad.
There is a kitchen that used to be in my rotation for lunch called Hubbell & Hudson. HH has soup for days and a salad bar with real cubed chicken with an assortment of dressings.
Their Balsamic Vinaigrette is a dream. Hands down, my favorite.. Until I learned to make it. This vinaigrette is great for any salad and is known to even marinate some yummy balsamic chicken (recipe to come).
Sharing it just in time for the upcoming week’s meal plan as it will be the go to for a Chicken Cobb Salad next week! I must caution you, this dressing is not for the tart-less folk. With no added sweetener, it packs a punch and if you are all for vinaigrette’s, then you will be happy!
If you’re a ranch always human, perhaps sticking around a little longer for the WJ “creamy” salad dressings to come.
Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1/2 cup light tasting olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a wide mouth mason jar. Using an immersion/ hand blender, blend until all ingredients are incorporated. The dressing will be slightly frothy. You may also achieve this by blending in a single serve cup (such as a bullet or ninja), or by sealing the jar and shaking vigorously. Should you use the shaking method, ensure your garlic is minced.