Sometimes a very simple salad is the best thing you could have on the dinner table. It was a side to the main meal but had a starring role all the same.
It's been a long week with festivities at work and naughty foods and mounds of paperwork that makes me feel like I am in Dilbert-Land.
Then we get home and life begins. Healthy food, relaxing atmosphere, a laid back pace. Sometimes a bottle of wine gets opened. Just sayin'.
This is a salad that feels like a cheat as far as recipes goes. The superstar ingredient is a warm egg.
These eggs come from free ranging yard birds who are pampered, having their treats of sweet potato, tomatoes, grapes and such cut in small pieces so they can feast. These chicken don't know what stress is and thus, they provide wonderful large eggs with deep orangey yolks.
My coworker has chickens and when I give her enough warning, she will bring me a dozen fresh eggs from her spoiled hens. What a deal as she charges me only $3 a dozen and these eggs are days old at the most.
I place them in water and after the boil, let them go about 4 minutes. The results are yolks that aren't cooked all the way through, just enough ooey-ness to compliment a spinach salad.
While I am tearing up the spinach leaves I am also sauteing halved cherry tomatoes and mushrooms in olive oil. Toss in some oregano and them combine the cool spinach, hot tomato mixture and the semi boiled egg to make a wonderful marriage of flavors.
This is something we don't want to get tired of having so I can't make it as much as I want it. Make sense? This salad will continue to grace our table in 2017 with healthy meals.
I've fallen off the wagon a little between good bourbon and chocolate and the occasional pizza but we all need to cut loose sometimes. Moderation, that's what it's all about. Looking forward to sharing more good meals and experiences with you in the new year.
Merry Christmas, my friends!
Linking up to Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for her Souper Sunday and with Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking Series. Deb's linkup for Souper Sunday this week may be found HERE. Join us!
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