Awe…Summer… warm days, sundress, sandy toes (which I actually dont care for) and peaches… the best! “The mee mee” salad is named after my dearest friend, Meehan. She is quintessential “summer”… she comes alive in the sun, she is happiest on the sand and most at peace when things are simple. Meem’s is “California” thru and thru. She is elegant. One of those gals who can be at the beach all day and then throw on a long dress and look knock out gorgeous for dinner. Effortless beauty, this one. I should add that I tried to learn how to tan from her… big mistake…I must have had a moment of forgetfulness on that day, when I chose not to acknowledge that my red headed genes and milky white skin don’t exactly bronze like her olive goddess bod does… hours later, she looked more like a model (if at all possible) and I needed an aloe bath… for about three days. In any case…Time spent with her is like a dream… you just don’t want it to end.
After a lovely Saturday morning, Rob and I picked all the finest summer goods from local farmers at our market and came up with this delightful salad. Summer in a bowl really. It is so satisfying and very very delicious. I hope you make this salad and share it with someone as lovely as my dear mee mee.
Mix all the ingredients together and toss with dressing. ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY
Tonight we had a lovely dinner with our two dear friends, Todd and Trista. Todd is one of the most gracious people you will ever meet and his wife Trista is as funny as he is gracious. Together, they are the perfect pair. Her eye for detail and color made this such a beautiful meal to capture.
Say goodbye to pizza sauce in a jar. This stuff is delicious and so easy to make. Just as the picture shows, a few simple ingredients makes this about the best pizza sauce you have ever had.
The T&T… The Todd & Trista salad… inspired by these two… you have something peppery, sweet, crunchy, salty and perfectly smooth. Delicious.
Mix all together. Let sit for at least a half hour. A few side notes… I like to use the extra sauce to dip the crust in (with a little extra Olive Oil of course)… but you can even take a step further and triple this recipe, freezing some for future meals. It freezes great and maybe taste even better because all the flavors have been married longer.
Also – must give credit where credit is due. This recipe has been slightly altered from a recipe I found on Allrecipes.com. Please check there for the original and other good ideas!
shaved red onion
Mix ingredients together for salad dressing (altering as your taste buds demand)
Combine salad ingredients and be sure to toss with dressing before serving… I swear it taste better that way.