On July 4th, we went to a friend's house and enjoyed BBQ, beer, wine and fireworks. I brought a salad and blueberry pie. My salad was going before my husband got any, and the blueberry pie was gone pretty quickly too. I have to say, the pie crust was a difficult one to roll out, but it was delicious. I want to try the recipe again to see if I learned anything the first time! Before I do that though, I am going to try a different recipe for the crust. I love The Pioneer Woman, as you know if you read this blog with any frequency. The crust from her blog was hard to roll and shape. I froze it over night and it took a long time to thaw. In my experience with apple pie, I like the crusts like the one from Cook's Illustrated (they have my all-time favorite apple pie crust too) where they use shortening and butter. I'll have to make the Cook's Illustrated recipe soon and let you know my thoughts.
Here's the salad:
Strawberry Spinach Salad:
Spinach, washed and drained
1 pint strawberries, washed and drained and quartered (stems removed)
2 tbsp. goat cheese, crumbled
1/3 cup toasted almonds
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1-2 tbsp. honey
Wash and drain salad ingredients. Combine in large bowl
Mix together olive oil and vinegar, then add 1 tbsp. honey. Shake in dressing shaker or wisk in small bowl. If you want a little more sweetness, add more honey.
Have you tried any new summer recipes?