Well, unlike Osama Bin Laden, I can eat a meal today (seriously, no matter what political side you fall on, it is a kick-ass week for the US military). Today's salad is called "American classic." (you'll see why)
Ingredients:romaine lettuce, flank steak (seasoned w/ Penzey's Arizona Dreaming & lime juice), cucumbers, blue cheese and cranberries. (ahem: cranberry=red, cheese=blue & white... yup, I'm corny like that)
Dressing: homemade balsamic vinaigrette (balsamic vinegar, olive oil, mustard)
**notes on salad dressing:
- make your own. It takes less than 2 minutes and the freshness will liven the salad without needing more than 2 tbsp
- add it to the side of the bowl and lightly toss. Don't dump it on the top--- this is how you get soggy salad
- KISS- keep it simple, silly: a base of vinegar & olive oil or safflower oil with: lemon, lime, italian seasoning, mustard, herbs de provence, rosemary & garlic--- find something that makes your heart sing.