Saturday, October 23, 2010

But I don't like salads!!!

It's true. If the measure of being a girl is dependent on me loving and always eating salads...then someone's gonna be revoking my girl card any minute now, although my shoe collection might just save me. I just don't like them. I like the stuff in salad, just not lettuce in general.

Like most things in life there is an exception. There's a bar/restaurant in Houston called Cedar Creek Bar and Grill. It's one of a family of 4 bars/restaurants and this particular one is my favorite. Anyway, at Cedar Creek there are 4 things I love to eat: the Wimberley Salad, the Hill Country Burger, the French Fries, and the BLT. Yep, there's a salad on that list. Sometimes I go there and order the Wimberley Salad with a side of fries. I'm soooo not a typical girl.

The Wimberley Salad is baby spinach topped with applewood smoked bacon, dried cranberries, blue cheese and red onions. Hello! All tasty treats. I usually add grilled shrimp to it because Sarah G. now has me well-trained to eat lots of protein. (Aren't you proud, Sarah?)

Tonight I decided to duplicate this salad at home. Now, there's no real recipe, but I can certainly share the steps and the final result...wanna see?

Start by soaking your skewers if they're wooden! Wouldn't want them to burn on the grill!!!

Rinse the baby spinach -

Dice the red onion -

Cook the bacon - (anybody sick of watching me cook bacon yet? No? Good, because I'm a pork fat kind of chick! ;D )

Devein and shell the shrimp and then thread it onto the skewers-

GRILL!!!! I love this part....can you tell?

And the final salad? And, yep, that's a Cape Cod ready to drink in the background. ;D

Oh, and I like it topped with this Cranberry Balsamic Dressing but you can use whatever you like best.

Tonight's Sous Chefs....

The weeone, as always -

Lucy (my parent's puppy that I'm puppy sitting) and Maggie (our dog) -

That dinner was....yum....but can someone bring me a side of fries?
K. Thanx.


Rena said...

Looks like a yummy salad. I wouldn't take your girl card!

And *cute* puppies!!! :-)

AGirlintheSouth said...

Thanks Rena! I have to give one puppy back today - my mom and dad are returning from their trip. I'm a bit sad about it. They've had such fun together!