I didn't get a photo of this salad so here's the photo from the recipe blog where I found it. Note that this doesn't look at all like the salad I made from this recipe, but that's okay. I think mine looked better and it was SO good. We had it 2 days in a row. The dressing was even better the second day. It had a little snap that I didn't notice the first day.
Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time. This is one of my favourite recipe blogs. The "Mom Chef" makes recipes from magazines and reviews them. She comments on the process, gives recipes a verdict, including the impressions of her husband and daughter, and writes about what she would do differently next time, if anything. If a recipe is a dud, she says so.
Kevin and I love this salad recipe and really like the dressing. And it's all SO EASY! You can follow the link to the recipe if you're interested. I'll just tell you what I did differently.
General ingredients are sliced tomatoes (a great use for all those fresh garden tomatoes - the recipe calls for 2 kinds of tomatoes but we just used the ones from our garden), sliced avocado, grilled corn (which I'd never done before but was easy and worth it - it's so easy to cut it off the cob), some bacon (I used bacon bits I already had on hand). We used 1 cob for 4 servings.
The dressing is so quick and easy, too. Just some buttermilk, which I usually have on hand, a little bit of mayo, fresh garlic, cider vinegar, fresh chives (I used green onion instead), fresh basil (I used dried), and fresh ground pepper.
I did what "The Mom Chef" said she would do differently next time and I thought the salad looked very attractive. Instead of stacking, I just arranged the tomato and avocado slices on plates grinding some sea salt over all, I piled the corn in one place beside them, drizzled the dressing over all, topped with bits of bacon and then added some ground pepper.
Chicken with Honey-Beer Sauce from the same website. Very quick and easy and I'm surprised at how much flavour there was in the sauce for so few ingredients. The only thing I would do differently next time with this recipe is cut up the chicken into smaller pieces, especially when not using organic chicken breasts. Non-organic chicken breasts aren't so thick (with what I imagine to be added hormones that our human bodies don't need to absorb).
I'll try this one again, too.
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