My boys had a big Scout Camporee (with 5,000 other Canadian and American Scouts) for the weekend but did manage to make it home on Sunday afternoon in order to thank me for giving them life among all the other things I give my children on a daily basis. I started out the day with Brad and Missy Moo making me homemade pancakes in bed (topped with sliced strawberries and whipped cream, no less), bacon, OJ and the compulsory COFFEE. A caffeinated mom is a
I completed my day with a 90 minute soak in m'tub while I watched a few episodes of Elementary followed by all five of us making tacos for supper together and watching the final Survivor show (or at least most of it before bedtime). It was a divine day and I milked it for all it's worth. I even managed to talk to my own Mom who happened to fly back into Canada with my Dad after 2 weeks away in France.
In order to belatedly celebrate Mother's Day I thought I'd share a family favourite recipe from my Mom. It's been in all of our recipe books for years and years and is definitely one of my all-time favourite salad dressings. I actually whipped up a half batch of it for my lunch today (it's marinating some yellow peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and feta. Mmmm!). It's so versatile that it not only can be used as a salad dressing but makes a wonderful marinade for chicken, pork or pasta salads!
There's just something so fresh about the flavour of this dressing over a bowl of diced tomato, cucumber, red onion, kalamata olives and peppers. Go enjoy this and don't forget to hug your Mom 'just cuz'!!
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
4 tsp fresh lemon juice
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup olive or grapeseed oil
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl.
Serve over a salad which includes:
cubes of Feta cheese
Romaine lettuce (optional)
Or, marinate chicken breasts/thighs or pork tenderloin overnight in this marinade.
Source: My Mom