Needless to say, this has put a kink in my cooking and baking ambitions. The plans for the meals I had in mind grocery shopping the Sunday before the accident have mostly been put on hold. My roommate has helped me with a few meals that required more work than my poor right arm could preform. The only new creation I have tried is simple salad that I found in my Great Food Fast cookbook called Spinach Salad with Dried Cherries.
I had every intention of following this recipe to the T, except maybe buying the pumpkin seeds already roasted because I was feeling lazy. That did not end up being the case. First of all, I thought I had Dijon mustard already, so I did not buy anymore. Turns out I had spicy brown mustard instead. Then at the grocery store I couldn't find any kind of pumpkin seeds or dried cherries. I decided to use roasted sunflower seeds and cherry flavored Craisons. This all actually worked out really well and I thought it was pretty tasty. The sweetness of the Craisons balanced the red onion and dressing out really well. Plus the bonus of only having to toss things in a bowl made it one arm friendly. I'm sure Martha's recipe is equally tasty or better but my messy version will be making repeat appearances in my kitchen even when I have the ability really cook something up.
Spinach, Red Onion and Cherry Craison Salad
- 4 teaspoons red-wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon spice brown mustard
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 5 ounces baby spinach
- 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
- 1/3 cup dried cherry flavored Craisons
- 1/8 cup roasted sunflower seeds
- Mix together the ingredients for the dressing in a medium sized bowl with a wisk and set aside.
- Toss the salad ingredients together and top with dressing as desired.