Whew! Man it’s been a while—almost a month! But I have good reason: Sam and I bought a house! And it’s…. a piece of work, to put it bluntly. We’ve been up to our hairlines, literally, in paint, spackle, sawdust, and lots of spiders that I’m learning to squeal about a little less every time I find them crawling down a wall. 😭
This has been our life since April 7-dead spiders and lots of showers, in a nutshell. It’s worth it, though, because it’s ours and we are slowly but surely making it exactly how we want it. Slowly. So slowly.
But then when my Dad put in the new cabinets he built two days ago, I got chills thinking about all the memories and and good times and oh my goodness, new recipes that are going to be made in that kitchen. You guys-the FOOD. I can’t wait!
Also did you catch that? My Dad’s making me kitchen cabinets. Coolest. Dad. Ever. !!!!
Today’s recipe is something Sam and I have been subsisting off of this whole month—a Bacon Quinoa Salad that’s got all the flavors and nutrients of a full meal in one easy convenient bowl, because while I spend almost 60 hours a week in the new house, nothing about the kitchen is even remotely functional and all the food has to be brought in every day and stored in the fridge, a.k.a. the only place in the house that’s safe from dust. And spiders.
This recipe is from a guest post I did for Erren’s Kitchen. Erren is this incredible food blogger who I’ve looked up to for quite some time, and I was thrilled when she asked me to post on her blog. Be sure to check out her site-she takes the most amazing photos and all of her recipes will have you drooling! I’m especially fond of her Ultimate Chocolate Cake….because words like ‘ultimate’ should definitely be paired with something like ‘chocolate’, like, always.
Head on over to Erren’s Kitchen to get the full Bacon Quinoa Salad recipe to go with this Lemon Dijon Dressing!
Until next time, when I plan to bring pictures of the house…enjoy the warmer weather and a glass of red wine with your Bacon Quinoa Salad!
Lemon Dijon Dressing
*Head on over to Erren’s Kitchen for the Bacon Quinoa Salad recipe*
- 2 t. honey
- 2 t. Dijon mustard
- The juice of 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing. Keep the salad and the dressing separate until ready to serve.
- When you are ready to serve, toss the cooled quinoa with the rest of the salad ingredients in a large bowl and slowly add in the dressing, adding more or less depending on taste. Serve the salad with extra cheese and remaining salad dressing.