And the Winner is……

by jerseygirl on June 6, 2008 · 11 comments

OPRAH! Yes, she was picked as the winner for the celebrity that you most would like to have over for dinner from my survey in May. I would love to have Oprah over for dinner. But right now she is on the 21 day cleanse. This means a pure vegan diet with no sugar, white flour or dairy products. And no alcohol. Oprah, maybe I’ll hold off. You can come over another week. In the meantime, I obtained a salad chart from Oprah’s magazine. If you click on the link, it is a nice chart that gives good salad ideas and ingredients which can be mixed and matched.

Speaking of salads, I made one for dinner tonight. It was another one of those evenings where there was swim practice and a school fun fair, leaving very little time for dinner. I happened to have some grilled chicken. I tossed that together with some mixed greens, peppers, tomatoes, black beans and feta. I made a lemon basil vinaigrette dressing earlier in the day which was good on the salad. This dressing would probably go very well with seafood. The kids had some chicken and cheese in tortillas and everyone was happy. It is now supposed to reach 100 degrees by Monday so the salad chart is looking fabulous!

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette
large handful of basil
1 large shallot, chopped
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp sea salt
1 TBS sugar
fresh ground pepper to taste

Place all ingredients except pepper in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Season with black pepper to taste.

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Emiline June 7, 2008 at 3:14 pm

100 degrees! Wow!

I was the only one that voted Tom Brady?! Oh, come on. Who wouldn’t want to talk to him? Except I would be staring into his eyes the whole time, and probably couldn’t keep a conversation.

Salad looks great!


Prudy June 8, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Looks like a wonderful salad with a super yummy dressing. I’m sure Oprah would enjoy it, too!


Clumbsy Cookie June 8, 2008 at 5:38 pm

Thanks for the salad chart Lisa, i’m going to check it out, since hot weather is heading my way as well! Poor Oprah, I feel her pain… allways dieting.


Jenny June 9, 2008 at 12:33 pm

I feel your pain with the 100 degree weather! How did summer come so fast!?

Your salad looks beautiful, wish I had one for lunch today!


Veronica June 9, 2008 at 1:09 pm

I think that vinaigrette sounds tasty! It’s so hot here I’m thinking salad for dinner!


Catherine Wilkinson June 9, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Nice! I’m liking that chart!


Jeena June 9, 2008 at 5:27 pm

I went to grab my fork when I saw this beautiful salad. 😀


NatNibbles June 10, 2008 at 12:17 pm

Great Salad! I can’t wait to look at that salad chart.


Lori June 11, 2008 at 2:12 am

Hope those salads are you keeping you refreshed! I’ll try to send you some cool breezes from over here. 🙂


Lisa June 11, 2008 at 7:35 pm

Elle from New England also voted for him:)

Thanks Prudy!

Clumbsy cookie,
I feel Oprah’s pain too!

You’re probably used to 100 degrees, right?

Thanks Veronica, Catherine, Jeena, Nat!

I would love some of those Hawaiian breezes!


Annie June 12, 2008 at 6:43 pm

Great looking salad! And perfect for these hot, sticky days. We had the same temps in RI. It’s just too early for this stuff. ugh!


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