Grilled Romaine with Bacon Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Romaine with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Grilled Romaine with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

I was pampering my P.S. for Father’s Day but he was doing the actual grilling.  The final side dish I made to go with the New York strip steaks was grilled romaine with a warm bacon and balsamic vinaigrette.  I’d washed the romaine heart, trimmed the stalk end and cut it in half.  It would just need a quick sear on the grill. Continue reading


Caesar Salad with Pasta

Caesar Pasta SaladOne day I wondered: why couldn’t I add pasta to a Caesar Salad?  It would be a combo lettuce/pasta salad.  Apparently I wasn’t the first to think of this, evidenced by the 1000+ recipes I found online.  Well!  I could still invent my own version.  I just wouldn’t read their recipes.  I could make what I had pictured in my mind and go from there! Continue reading