A Quest for Thinner Thighs.. Hips.. Tummy.. Elbows.. ect.
About a month and a half ago, Kelly and I were discussing how miserable it is to be dieting and eating the same old salads over and over again. Granted, a salad is one of the most versatile recipes EVER. You can add almost ANYTHING to a salad. But.. well.. not so much speaking for Kel as I am for myself here, sometimes I just can't think of new and exciting ways to make a salad. For instance, take salad dressings. There are BILLIONS of salad dressing recipes out there and the salad dressing section of my grocery store is now almost half of a whole aisle. Gone are the days of Italian, French, 1000 Island, Catalina, Ranch and Bleu Cheese. Now we have vinaigrettes! We have emulsions! We have creamy, thin, sweet, savory, herby, thick.. Christ we even have Spritzers! Which, I'll have you all know, was invented by my own mom!! Yes it was.. she's been spritzing balsamic vinegar on her salads for YEARS! And all that time I was looking at her as if she had a third eye situated squarely between her brows. Now some other lucky spritzing bastard is a millionaire. Go figure.
Where was I?
Ahh yes.. salads and the varieties of them and their dressing. How's about those pasta types? The seafood salads! The macaroni salads! The potato salads! That green jiggly stuff each and every one of our Aunt Edna's use to make for every single family reunion EVER. Yep, you don't even need to have lettuce to make a salad. It's a beautiful thing!
And so.. we realized that even though there are billions of salad recipes out there - we just didn't trust those cook bookery chefs nor our own grocery market shelves - we want our fellow foodie friends to turn us on to their favorite salads and dressings and what have you that can be called salad! Your opinions are what we count on! So - we're askin'.. can you hook us up? Pretty please?
We're allowing almost a full month before we wrangle up everyone's submissions and put 'em all together for some one stop shopping! ('kay two - Kel and I will split the round up) June 25th is the deadline. Round up will be July 1st. There are no rules to which kind(s) of salads you wanna share - just as long as it can be called "salad". Post your recipe on your blog and send an e-mail to either Kelly or myself with the permalink and the subject: Salad Stravaganza! If you'd like to include a picture, we'd be extremely grateful, but it's not a requirement. =)
Help my hips and thighs out, people! They're begging you!
Many, many thanks!
Kelly & Lisa