Sunday, July 6, 2014

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." 

Calvin Trillin 


38 comments:

  1. you are not going to get anything that fresh or yummy in a jar at the market!! LOVED the quote!!!!!

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  2. Love the quote. And OH, do I empathize - five kids home, bottomless pits between burning off calories this direction & that.. all amount to bare shelves & an empty refrigerator and me battling to fill them all up. The other day our teens drank 2 gallons of milk in just 4 hours of being awake at home. Sigh.
    This summer in a jar stuff looks pretty good!!

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  3. This looks delicious on anything... xox... and that quote at the bottom has me laughing.

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  4. My mom and my granny both took SL for years and years. Mom used to give me all of her old ones, and I loved it. I think this is why I love pinterest so much now for finding new recipes.

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  5. Thanks for the recipe and that funny quote! xo Karen

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  6. That sounds absolutely delicious and I'll try it though my (original) Dijon mustard doesn't look anything like yours! I think I'd have to use Meaux mustard!

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  7. Looks like a great recipe! I adore that quote, I seem to remember seeing it before, but it still brings a smile to my face. Happy Sunday!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  8. Great recipe . . . I will copy it into my iPad Paprika file as soon as I finish my comment . . .
    I will make sure I include this wonderful quote too!
    "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."

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  9. Some recipe - wonder if a Brit man can do it!! . . . ROFL
    Bet it tastes real good ~ Eddie

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  10. Thanks for this recipe - my mom makes a similar dressing, but I've lost the recipe! The shallot onions must give a great addition - and nothing better that Dijon mustard :) Yes - I got all the ingredients as well :)
    Happy week to you, Michelle!

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  11. Great rećipe, thanks Michelle, love the name, summer in a jar, Francine.

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  12. what a cute quote-this sounds like a fabulous recipe, copying it next :-) thanks for sharing it.

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  13. I LOVE the quote about leftovers!

    The dressing sounds yummy. Thanks!

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  14. ... 3-4 beers would hold me me for a couple of hours. That would be my 'recipe'. hehehehehehe

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  15. oh yum, i've got to try it! love that she gets you an sl subscription each christmas and that quote is so funny!

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  16. Thank you for the recipe. Looks tasty. I love SL magazine. What a nice gift from your Mom each month of the year.
    That is a cute quote.

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  17. I was very interested, but you lost me at the 'honey' part: I am probably the only person in the world that can't stand that... I think the mom in that quote was one of my aunts!

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  18. That sounds good- I'll have to try it. Is is super mustardy . . . ? My youngest is not into mustard

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  19. Now that sounds delicious.

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  20. Simple but lookin yummy ... as I do love pasta salads with the right topping. And that small town 4th looked so fun. :)

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  21. the hubby doesn't like dion mustard. so i am alone on my liking it. so not sure what to do there? ha. ha!! ( :
    you enjoy!!

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  22. Yum....that really would be good on anything! I'm pinning it!

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  23. Hi Michelle!:) This is my second visit to this post. Thought I would try out your récipe first, and after I had made it, was delighted with the result. Thanks a million!!

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  24. Yum! My mom gifts me with SL for Christmas each year also. Love it!

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  25. Hi Michelle, This looks wonderful and I'm definitely going to give it a try!!! Thank you. How's the weather? Is it still cool? We are expecting mid 80s today. Have a great day! John

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  26. I hear you with the "constantly snarfed up food" bit!! As soon as I put away the groceries the kids are asking for more of something... This recipe looks awesome!!! I can't wait to try it out!

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  27. Recipe looks yum -- and the Calvin T. quote is terrific! xx

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  28. That sounds so good! I'm pinning it to give it a try!

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  29. To this I'm saying: Get on my chicken RIGHT NOW!! Oh, yumminess right here.
    And just so you know, I anticipate the beauty of your blog before I ever get here.
    Hugs~

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