Happy Mother’s Day.
Yesterday I heard a mom of a 5 and 7-year-old, who spends lots of time with her two little munchkins say, all she wanted for mother’s day was a brunch out with her girlfriends and a spa day, or a day to shop without the kids in tow. Gasp! What? She didn’t want to spend it with her kids and hubby. She went on to explain that she spends everyday with them and was it so bad for her to just want a day where she could do what she wanted and have no cooking or cleaning or childcare responsibilities? Or have to sit and watch the kids attempt to make her dinner and create chaos in the kitchen and then have to watch her hubby clean up the chaos. She said these husbands and kids mean well, but they are getting it all wrong. Hum, something to think about. So mom’s if you are the one reading this maybe you should send a link of this post to the hubby, hint, hint.
Then again if you have older kids, and yes, that means an older hubby, who are perfectly capable of making dinner and doing the cleanup, although they’ve never given you any inclination of that any other day of the year, here’s two recipes to pass on, that might make your mother’s day dinner just that much sweeter.
Making dinner for her doesn’t have to be difficult.
Sometimes the best things in life are the simple things. Sometimes, some of the tastiest recipes are the simplest. Sometimes two are better than one. Like $2000 is better than $1000, two cupcakes are better than one cupcake. In this case two simple recipes are better than one simple recipe.
Rosemary Balsamic Dressing with Spinach Salad
If you keep just four ingredients on hand you can have a nutrient rich salad in less than five minutes. Even husbands can make this salad.
Once you make this Rosemary Balsamic Dressing you will have a hard time going back to the bottled stuff.
Moms, get out and enjoy some simple things, take a walk, go visit a neighbor, write a letter, or pamper yourself and take a bubble bath.
And who’s to say you can’t have that spa day and come home to this amazing salad and dinner too!
- 3 cups of baby spinach
- 3/4 cup broken up walnuts
- 1/4 cup feta
- 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 Tbs red wine vinegar
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 Tbs maple syrup
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbs cashews
- 5 basil leaves
- 1 tsp rosemary
- Combine all dressing ingredients in vitamix or blender and blend.
- Toss together ingredients.
- Serve dressing on the side.
Tags: blueberries Feta Walnuts