how many times do we say, ok, this is D day....as in DIET and then bam.....we fall to pieces, by like, i dont know......10 am?? um, yeah, lets just pretend i NEVER do that, but truthfully my dear blends.....i am way guilty! i have such good intentions and then BAM. typically its when i get home, after being gone for so long, at that fun place i call
so back to the title of my post....i have a birthday coming up and we rotate bringing cakes in to our department......so need i say more. seriously. (i say that S word, like way too much), but anywhoosies, the cake that was brought in honor of my dear bday was the most sinful, delectable, moist, carrot cake i have ever laid tongue and teeth into. pure heaven.
so needless to say.....the diet has been on the slacking side for um, yeah, day 2 now. ( i swore monday was going to be it.....) but then re - read paragraph 2 again, and you have a repeat of tuesday! yikes. aannnnnddd, i, am for whatever reason, retaining water in my ankles. i have kankles today and yesterday, so god only knows what the H is going on with that. oh, lets see, sugar, sodium, and probably lots more i cant even remember. i did go to my yoga class today, so i feel a weeeeeee bit better about the cake....(ok, not that much better).....but kinda!
so, i wanted to share this awesome, easy, delightful 'almost' homemade salad dressing with you. my oldest child who has become quite domesticated AND is learning to love to cook, developed this recipe. i swear it is sooo good, you will love it.
jackie brooke's almost homemade ceasar dressing
1/3 of a bottle light ceaser dressing
3/4 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese
4-5 cloves chopped fresh garlic
homemade croutons (see below)
fresh ground pepper
1-2 tbsp dijon mustard
mix dressing with dijon mustard. add garlic and cheese. mix well. sprinkle with fresh ground pepper. pour over romaine lettuce. top with croutons.
for your viewing enjoyment!
ok, so i cheated....it was close to freshly grated...cut a busy girl some slack!!!
yes, lovies, these are my 'homemade' croutons.....bake as directed and then add a few extra mins for some extra crunchiness! cut into bite size pieces......(at least i got the lite version) !!!
i think i put them back in for a little longer....oh and dont forget to flip them halfway thru......for an extra kick, i served with fresh shrimp on the bed of lettuce. super easy peasy and delightfully delicious!!!
ok, thats all i have for you. i have to admit i am insanely crazed by making something and having it not turn out correctly. i attempted to sew a 'shirt'. an easy shirt. did it turn out? um, no. not a happy camper....however, it cost me 33 cents so i can use the material for more flowers, duh.....but i am going to have to try it again. whatever. i dont claim to be martha stewart. however, it does make me a little angry. i strive for perfection. sort of.
have a super fantabulous hump day tomorrow!