May 23, 2008

Recipe of the Week- Jen's Lemon Vinaigrette & A Rant

Well, Sweet Hubby is home. I don't think I'm speaking to him though. He knew what I was doing the whole time. Turns out he reads my blog. Who knew? He read of my evil plan & actually had the nerve to keep that information secret from me. Can you imagine being so sneaky with your spouse? So every time he asked me what I was doing or what my plans for the day were? He knew. Every time I almost blew the surprise by mentioning I had to run out for paint rollers or that I was sore and tired from painting? He knew. The.

Lemon vinaigrette
1 large or 2 small cloves garlic
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp dijon mustard (there is no substitute for dijon)
1 tsp sugar or splenda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1 cup olive oil

Combine all ingredients except olive oil in a food process and pulse til garlic is minced. Add olive oil in a slow, steady stream. Pour into jar with lid and shake before pouring on salad.

Notes: This recipe can be done by hand as well, mincing the garlic and then whisking the other ingredients together but you girls know I have to use my new food processor whenever I can justify it. I think this would also make a great marinade.


  1. Sneaky!!! But, what did he think of the room makeover??

    - Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

  2. he he he ha ha! YOUR man sounds like MINE! That totally cracks me up.
    in the slightly freaky words of scary Woody in Toy Story

    "Sid, WE SEE EVERYTHINGGGGG" head turning completely around and around.....
    and its only because they love us and are so.. "interested" eh?

  3. Oh, this sounds yummy. Must try. Maybe tonight even.

    Sneaky hubs. Tsk Tsk.

    Lovely blog. I'm so glad you commented on mine so I could find you. :)

  4. Would it be wrong to say that I roared with laughter about your husband? LOL!!! That's FUNNY!!

  5. Thank you so much for the great recipes you've been sharing.

    I have a paint related question for ya. Can you find out the color of the wall paint in that one dining room photo you showed with the straw hats hanging on the light fixture? That's the color I'm searching for.


  6. I instantly tried your vinaigrette. Dee-lish. By the way Trader Joe's new Dijon is hotter than you know what. It clears the sinuses.

  7. that is too funny! i have so missed being in the blogging world. life if so hectic sometimes. hopefully i am back :) see ya around! :)

  8. Tag!!! Please read my blog for the rules.

  9. Hahahaha I am cracking up about this- but did he like it?! :)

  10. That is very funny!Who knew secrest were so hard to keep!


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