Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Classic Caesar Salad Dressing and a Gift Card Giveaway

I never would have thought I would have to go to the store to buy anchovies. I would have preferred the anchovy paste, but they didn't have that. I mean come on look at these things they are nasty and when you first open the can it smells like cat food!

Well, that's probably not the best way to start off a post haha! I have to say once I was over the smell and made the dressing it turned out really good. I think I emulsified the anchovies enough to where there wouldn't be any chunks left and I wouldn't have to think about them while eating. I was at the store and decided to do a quick dinner and thought grilled chicken salad. Then I got the spur to make my own dressing. I've seen it done a million times, but I've never made it myself. Why? I dunno, probably because of my fear of breaking the sauce. If you add the oil too quickly, or don't whisk enough then the sauce might break. My solution was instead of dragging the hubby into the kitchen to slowly pour the oil while I whisk I would just use a machine. They live in my kitchen and beg for me to use them so I figure why not lets give it a whirl. There's tons of recipes on the net so after looking at a couple I got the jist and made up my own.

Oh the reason for my quick dinner was because I had a ton of things to get done and one of them was fulfilling my 2009 New Year's Resolution. :) woohoo check that off the list of things to do. I cut my hair off and it's now on it's way to Locks Of Love! Sorry for the lack of a better picture.

Cutting my hair made me feel good about myself, like I have a new confidence. I feel like I have been using my long hair to hide behind. Therefore I also have something important I would like to share with you. The good folks at The Kroger Co. Family of Stores, General Mills, NBC's hit TV Show “The Biggest Loser” and other key sponsors are partnering to donate up to $1,080,000 to Feeding America this year.

Here’s how you can help:
Visit www.pfpchallenge.com/Kroger to make your pledge to lose weight and to get more information and to find tools to change your life for the better. It is free, easy and only takes a minute to make a change that can help you and help the hungry in your local community.

Through June 30, 2010, for every pound you pledge to lose, the Pound For Pound Challenge will donate 14¢ to Feeding America® — enough to deliver one pound of groceries to a local food bank.
As the official supplier of the Biggest Loser Ranch and partner of the Pound for Pound Challenge, the Kroger Family of Stores wants to help you achieve your goals. If you’re a fan of the Biggest Loser, you may have seen several great General Mills products featured on the show. These products, including Yoplait Greek yogurt, Total, and Multigrain Cheerios, are available at your local Kroger Family of Stores and can help you stick to your weight management plan.

And here's something else you're really gonna like! The Kroger Family of Stores and General Mills through MyBlogSpark are providing one of my readers with a $30 gift card to get you started to reaching that goal. I've pledged to loose 10 pounds so what will you pledge? Please visit the site and pledge your weight to lose HERE. Come back here and let me know what you pledged for your chance to win the gift card. Get 3 extra entries if you are a follower of Finding Inspiration in Food. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each additional entry. The deadline will be midnight central time on Wednesday, June 30th.

The Kroger Family of Stores includes Kroger, Fred Meyer, Ralph’s, King Soopers, City Market, Dillon's, Smith’s, Fry’s, QFC, Baker’s, Owen’s, Jay C Food Stores, Hilander, Gerbes, Food4Less, Pay Less Super Markets and Scott’s Food & Pharmacy.

The Kroger Family of Stores gift card, information, and giveaway were all provided by the Kroger Family of Stores and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Classic Caesar Salad Dressing

1 egg yolk
1 1/2 teaspoons anchovy paste (or about 3 anchovies, minced)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcester sauce
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 (7 ounce) package salad
2 grilled chicken breast, sliced

Either whisk by hand or using a small food processor or blender; mix all ingredients together except olive oil. Then start to slowly pour the oil in while you whisk. Take your time and don't rush this process. Serve right away on salad or store in an air-tight container. This sauce should last for a few days in the fridge.

22 comments:

  1. I'm going to start carrying my food in baggies :)

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  2. love the new hair :) and giveaways, haha :)

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  3. You look very cute with short hair! Great giveaway. Go Kroger!!!! I like shopping at our Krogers here in MS.

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  4. I pledged to lose 10, but would sure love to lose more! I better get to the pool to swim if any of it is going to happen:)

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  5. I pledged 30.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  6. And like Christen I may start carrying food in snack size ziploc bags!

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  7. and I just became a follower... turns out I set up and account years ago had to reactivate it !

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  8. I also pledged 10 lbs
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  9. I'm a follower #3
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  10. I'm a follower #2
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  11. I'm a follower #1
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  12. I follow on gfc entry 3

    Sweetimpishpixie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  13. I follow entry 2

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  14. I follow entry 1
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  15. Locks of love is a great program! THanks for donating!

    I pledged to lose 10 lbs!

    Sweetimpishpixie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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