Wednesday, April 8, 2009

What's Cookin' Wednesday

How about a nice spring recipe for this Wednesday? This recipe comes from my mom. She serves the salad with homemade chicken salad sandwiches on croissants. Sounds delicious, doesn't it?


Spinach Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

10 ounces fresh spinach
1 quart strawberries
DRESSING: can be made days in advance
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 small onion
1 cup vegetable oil
1-1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds

In a food processor, combine vinegar, sugar, salt, mustard & onion. After blended, slowing add oil. Add poppy seeds and shake well.




And for your dancing pleasure today . . .




I think today I'm gonna slow it down a bit. Yep, time for a slow dance. Everytime I hear this song I think about St. John (its ok for you to go barf now, just don't do it after eating this recipe -what a terrible waste!)








That's why I love country music. Whenever you're feeling extraordinarily sappy, you can always find a song that says just what you're thinking.


I remember trying not to stare the night that I first met you


You had me memorized


3 weeks later in the front porch light taking 45 min to kiss you goodnight


I hadn’t told you yet but I thought I loved you then


Chorus Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world


I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl


Like the river meets the sea


Stronger than it’s ever been


We’ve come so far since that day


And I thought I loved you then.


I remember taking you back to right where I first met you


You were so surprised


There were people around But I didn’t care I got down on one knee right there


And once again I thought I loved you then


Chorus Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world


I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl


Like the river meets the sea


Stronger than it’s ever been


We’ve come so far since that day


And I thought I loved you then.


I can just see you with a baby on the way


I can just see you when your hair is turning gray


What I can’t see is how I’m ever gonna love you more


But I’ve said that before.


Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world


I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl


Well look back some day at this moment that we’re in


And will look back and say and I thought I loved you then


And I thought I loved you then...


What I can't see is how I'm ever gonna love him more . . . but I've said that before.

P.S. John, There's some dog poop on the front lawn that needs to be picked up. (This is just so he doesn't think I've been possessed by someone else today.)

5 comments:

Kristina P. said...

This is one of my favorite salads, but I also add candied slivered almonds, and the dressing is slightly different. It has raspberry vinagarette in it too.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that song! :) I am going to try the recipe tonight! Off to Publix... :)

Stepfanie in TN

Jillene said...

Love the salad recipe!! And you reminded me that I was craving my yum-a-licious chicken salad. Looks like I know what I'll be eating for the next few days!! (0:

Kate said...

Can you start "tagging" your what's cooking wednesday posts so I can filter and find just the recipes :)

love ya... hey - what are you doing tomorrow???? let's hang out ALL day.... we can bedazzle Meggie's easter dress...

Our Family said...

Love Brad Paisley! Mmmmmm something nice and light.