Monday, March 30, 2009

March Madness

So this isn't about basketball...but about getting together in March. Had a great time at our own little "retreat" at Linda's darling home. Great food, sweet decorations and giftees, but best of all some of my favorite people.
Here are the dressing recipes I promised:
Cafe Rio Creamy Dressing
1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
1 cup mayo (I used light)
1 cup chopped cilantro
2 cloves garlic
3 tomatillos-peel off the husk
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Put in blender-blend and store in refrigerator. Use within 1 week.
Cumin Dressing
1/2 cup peanut or canola oil
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup honey (preferably from Deer Hollow)
3 Tbls. lemon juice
1 Tbls. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup ground black pepper
This dressing came from a quick salad recipe:
5 0z. arugula or baby spinach
12 oz. smoked turkey, sliced
1 medium red pepper, cut in 1/2" strips
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
4 oranges, peeled and sectioned

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Under Construction...

There will be some catching up to do, but you have to start somewhere.  The following photos are from a lunch we had Kris's house, late summer, 2008.  She is a chef extrodinare!  Look forward to any of her recipes shared on this blog.  They will ALL be great.  Kris also has a HUGE fettish for dishes.  The girl has a collection!  We love looking at them and most of all, eating off of them.

Some of Our Creations...