Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The red rocks are calling my name. So, wish me luck...I'm off to Moab for 4 days of family fun! I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but Moab is kind of like home to me. My dad grew up in Moab and while I really never had a home town (military bratt...remember), as kids we spent ever summer in Moab visiting my grandparents. I love that town. It's like a blanket of red rocks that comforts my soul. Maybe it's my own childhood memories, or the hundreds of stories my dad has told me about every rock formation, every hill crest, every street corner, and ever bend in the road...I feel like his home town, somehow became mine too. What can I say...it's the true blooded Nordfelt in me! This will be little r's first trip to red rock country and I'm so excited to share my love with her.
Dead Horse Point...one of many favorites in Moab. As kids we used to sit on the edge, just like this. I can remember my mom freaking out while my dad encouraged. I'm so sorry Mom...what were we thinking? The mere thought of little r going anywhere close to the edge, gives me an anxiety attack... But it really is so beautiful!
...so one last side for the week. This super easy salad has recently become a favorite. I like it because it's delicious and full of ingredients that I always have on hand. It may seem kind of plain, but trust me the flavors are bold, zesty, and tangy. If you wish, you could also add some grape tomatoes and croutons. But it's really not necessary.
ROMAINE SALAD WITH CREAMY PARMESAN
(Recipe adapted from Cuisine at Home)
1/4 C. sour cream
1/4 C. grated Parmesan cheese
2 T. mayonnaise
2 T. white wine vinegar
2 T. minced fresh parsley
1/2 t. Dijon mustard
1/8 t. Worcestershire sauce
1/8 t. hot sauce
salt & pepper to taste
8 C. chopped romaine lettuce
1. Whisk together the sour cream, cheese, mayonnaise, vinegar, parsley, Dijon, Worcestershire, hot sauce and salt & pepper.
2. Toss the dressing the the lettuce, just before serving.
3. Serves 4.