Summer in a Jar
Summer is not only the time of sunshine and swimming pools, it is also when I cannot keep any food in the house. All food items seem to magically disappear from the fridge and I am left with hungry troops.
Southern Living to the rescue.
My Mom graciously gifts me with a subscription to SL each Christmas. Thus, it is Christmas for me each month in the mailbox. Pasta salad with some Lemon-Shallot Vinaigrette might hold everyone over for a couple of hours. Maybe, if I am lucky......
Juice one large lemon, for you will need 1/2 cup. Don't use that lemon juice in the bottle. Yuck!
Mince one medium sized shallot.
Mix lemon juice and shallot. Allow mixture to sit for about five minutes.
Throw in a cup of olive oil. I used extra virgin. Best to grease up those arteries with the good stuff.
Next, you will need one tablespoon of honey.
Then, one tablespoon Dijon mustard.
Mix it all in a Mason jar.
Use liberally on anything you want.
"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."