Now if you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that since we became parents, we are all about the ‘Quick and Easy’ meals. Many nights we don’t start dinner until after we have put Ava down to bed. This way, we can enjoy a glass of wine and relax while eating, rather than gulp everything down in 5 minutes like she does. Although, many nights we are exhausted at this point, and do not want to spend a lot of time creating an intricate recipe. We like to cook and eat good food that is healthy and quick, but sometimes that involves some short cuts. I like to take short cuts on the side dishes, and this salad is a perfect example.
First, start with some marinated fresh mozzarella cheese (the kind that has olive oil + herbs), and some small tomatoes (grape or mini heirlooms.)
This is what the cheese looks like. Don’t throw away the oil mixture, as that is your salad dressing.
Toss over some fresh spinach or organic mixed greens. Add as much of the olive oil/herb “dressing” as desired.
Does it get any quicker than that?
Because this is such a quick post, here is another Ava photo. It seems that the kitty and Ava were enjoying a nice sunny day in Minnesota.
On the agenda today:
Bootcamp Class (!!)
Story time at the library
Costco for organic spinach
Having friends over for dinner
See you tomorrow!
What are you favorite “go to” side dishes when you want ‘quick and easy?’