Thank you, dear blog friends, for the well wishes during my recent illness. A little lingering cough, but I'm feeling much better.
I'm always looking for suggestions from my family when I plan the week's menu, and my son, who is home from college this summer, asked me to make this Caesar club sandwich. I had forgotten all about it. So glad he reminded me, because it is delicious.
It is very simple, just chicken and bacon, lettuce and tomato, with a delicious homemade Caesar dressing, on a crusty baguette. The dressing is so good; whenever I make this I wonder why I don't make all my dressings from scratch. They are infinitely superior to the bottled versions.
Here's the dressing recipe . . .
1 large garlic clove
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons anchovy paste
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
This is a thick dressing, good for spreading on a sandwich. If you want a thinner dressing for a salad, I've found that adding about 1/3 cup olive oil to the above recipe will do the trick. I had just two tiny slices of lemon left, so I made do with that. I used lots of parsley from my little herb garden on my deck. Just whirl everything together in a food processor.
Roast chicken breasts with olive oil, salt, and pepper (350 F for about 35 to 40 minutes) and cook the bacon. Slice your tomatoes and wash some greens, whatever you like; spinach, romaine, or arugula.
|This tomato looks rather anemic; I can't wait until the garden tomatoes come in.|
You can toast your baguette if you like.
While I was typing this post, the doorbell rang. A friend's husband hand-delivered this lovely and promising-looking present.
Do you think I possess the self-restraint to wait until my birthday? Dear Reader, I opened it.
Yay! A beautiful teapot! Thank you, dear friend! I will use this often! And it has the perfect "feel" to it for pouring, an important criterion, as well as being gorgeous!
And because she knows I've been sick, she sent me some restorative Vitamin C. Hey, it says it's made with orange juice, right? Yummy, I love these!
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