We recently started attending a new church in Scottsdale. For the summer, we are meeting on Saturday evenings and since we leave home a bit early for dinner and get home a little late, we have decided to do dinner picnics right after church. It's less expensive and much healthier than eating out!
I found this wonderful idea for packing meals in mason jars at Big Red Kitchen and decided to give it a try. I didn't follow her recipes, but just made a layered salad that was individualized for each person. I have a vegetarian in the bunch, so she didn't get chicken and bacon. I have another who doesn't like bell peppers, so I left those out of his. Etc., etc.
I think my favorite part of this meal was the salad dressing. It was SO yummy! Can you see it at the bottom of the jars? I found the recipe at 100 Days of Real Food. This recipe is definitely a keeper!
Here it is (I doubled it and it was the perfect amount for our family of 5 with a little bit left over):
Blue Cheese Dressing:
1/4 C olive oil
2 T red wine vinegar (I used white since it was what I had on hand)
1 T blue or Roquefort cheese
1 t honey
1/2 t Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
Whisk all ingredients together.
We ended up having a great time, even if it was a bit hot and a storm was blowing in. There may have been a hint of grumbling about the excessive use of vegetables in the main dish, but we all ate and enjoyed (almost) every bite.
|The kids playing on the "Love" sculpture at the Scottsdale Civic Center after eating|
If you were making a layered salad in jars, what would you put in it?