We are moving right into Spring! One change to my dinner rotation is “No Meat Fridays” because we are Catholic and observe Lent. This thrills me as I love vegetarian meals and my husband has to be supportive.
Last Friday, we tried something I’ve been wanting to do for a while: salad bar night. Little D had been home sick and I wanted to clean out the fridge and not cook. So I just put out various salad items like lettuce and spinach, carrots, cranberries, nuts, croutons, pasta, apple slice, beans (not pictured) and homemade ranch and blue cheese salad dressing. I finally caved and bought blue cheese dressing because A) my husband likes it and B) Big A has taken a keen interest. For premixed salads on regular dinner nights, I prefer vinaigrette but when I do it salad bar style, I like creamy dressings like ranch. I also served it alongside some white bean banana bread. So easy! (more…)