Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Supper, A Simple Recipe & A Purchase

We had roast for supper last night. That's Pat cutting it up there. I love roast... especially when it's cooked just right so that it practically melts in your mouth. Mmmmmm... Usually, when I cook a roast I cut up an onion, potatoes and carrots to place around for roast. It isn't my favourite way to prepare potatoes and carrots, but they come out pretty flavourful.

But last night I had no potatoes, carrots or onion. But I did have a tomato, and somehow I had 2 English cucumbers. So I made a simple cucumber and tomato salad that is so popular in the summer. I've only had it at Swiss Chalet before, and it was delicious there. Trying to reproduce the vinaigrette worried me, but I lucked out. Here's the simple recipe:Tomato and cucumber salad

Ingredients:

1 large tomato
1/2 English cucumber (or whatever cucumber you have)
KRAFT Signature Greek with Feta & Oregano dressing

This dressing turned out to be almost exactly the same as what I remember this vinaigrette to taste like. It's very nice, and officially my secret ingredient.

Method:

1. Wash you tomato and cucumber. Cut into bite-size chunks (leave skin on cucumber).

2. Drizzle with dressing. Don't be shy ~ see how empty that bottle is? I've only made this salad twice. Allow to marinate if you wish, but not too long as you don't want to tomatoes too mushy. I wouldn't recommend making more than you can eat in one sitting as it doesn't keep very well in the fridge.

Last thing. See that plate the salad is on? I just got that in the mail yesterday. Actually, I got 4 plates in total from lorenzstudio. She has a lovely collection of vintage kitchenware and fabric. These plates are Stetson Marcrest in the Swiss Alpine (or Swiss Chalet) pattern. As soon as I saw these, I fell in love. I ADORE this pattern! It's so pretty and whimsical. I want more pieces. I have my eye on a few through Etsy, and did an Ebay search and found lots. I told Pat he had to get me some for my birthday (only 22 days left!)... he just laughed and said no. Either way, I'll be getting more of these, and hopefully eventually have a (more or less) full set. If you see any, can you buy it for me? Please?

4 comments:

kim* said...

mm-- mm-- mm--

lookin good in that kitchen of yours. now if only i had smellevision

Paper Girl Productions said...

mmm...that roast looks delish!!

w said...

oh my goodness! i saw those plates in lorenzstudio's shop and i thought they were beautiful.

so now i know where they went...

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Yummy!! Thanks for sharing your "secret ingredient" ! I LOVE your plates!!
Smiles, Karen