Can I just tell you that I found the most amazing template on my mac book today! This organization freak just got super excited!
So I am in the middle of planning Cason’s first birthday party which has been super fun. But today my mind was jumping around from party themes, to creating invitations, to planning a menu, to decorations, to cleaning the bathroom. (random) I felt pretty accomplished about an hour into my planning because I finished designing his invitation, which I think is pretty stinking cute. We are doing a “MUSTACHE BASH”, if you couldn’t tell already by the thousands of Pinterest Pins I have been pinning lately. I finished creating the food labels and some other decorative items. Then I decided, I probably need to get the guest list ready. So, I open up “Numbers”, which is the MAC version of Excel, and low and behold they have this template called EVENT PLANNER. I am in love with this template. It allows you to put pictures of what you are planning to do for your event. For instance, I am making Black Forest Cupcakes, so I have a picture of that. I am going to make felt mustaches on a stick for people to take pictures with, I have a picture of that. This template allows this crazy mess of a mind of my to not forget any cute details I came up with. It also has a guest list, with a box to check if the person RSVP’d and then it totals it for you at the bottom. There is even a budget spreadsheet and a task list!!! All in one spot. All that to say… I’m in love!!!!
Now, back to the food. 🙂 I pretty sure that when people think of a “healthy” dressing they think a Vinaigrette of some sort. It doesn’t have the cream, sugar, or all the extra not so good stuff added into it. It is pretty straight forward too, oil and vinegar. Simple enough, right?
Here is a recipe for, what I believe to be “The Staple” vinaigrette that most people like. Balsamic Vinaigrette. Hope you enjoy it! Make a big batch of this one because once you try it you will want to eat salads all the time!
To get started, Add balsamic vinegar, stone ground mustard, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper to a bowl.
Whisk until thoroughly combined,then slowly add olive oil.
Continue to whisk until dressing thickens. (you will know it is done when it sticks to the back of a spoon)
Store in air tight container. Now… go make some salads! 🙂Print
A basic easy, tangy vinaigrette that can be used to dress most salads.
- 1 T. stone ground mustard (or dijon)
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Add balsamic vinegar, stone ground mustard, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper to a bowl.
- Whisk until thoroughly combined,then slowly add olive oil.
- Continue to whisk until dressing thickens. (you will know it is done when it sticks to the back of a spoon)
- Store in air tight container. Now… go make some salads! 🙂
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