Today’s lunch was pretty simple. Once again we don’t have much food in our house, so I had to rummage through my fridge and cupboards to see what was available. I had some spinach, broccoli, colorful baby peppers, a can of beans, some cheese, and some bacon.
I thawed the bacon, cut it up into bits and cooked it. I drained it and set it aside to cool. I opened a can of kidney beans, and rinsed and drained them. then I cut up one crown of broccoli into small bite sized pieces. I also cut the baby peppers into halves, took the seeds out sliced them into thin slices. I had some spinach I had washed a few days ago, so I pulled it out of the fridge and did a rough chop on that to aim for bite sized pieces. Then I cut up small squares of cheese (cause it was faster than grating). I threw it all together into one bowl and tada!
My husband likes Ranch dressing, and I prefer a vinaigrette, so I quickly made two dressings to go over the top.
For his dressing, I took some hidden valley ranch powder (probably about a teaspoon or two), and I mixed it with about 1/4 cup of olive oil based mayo… easy salad dressing.
For my dressing I put maybe 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar, a tablespoon of olive oil, a 1/2 teaspoon of garlic seasoning, and just a sprinkle of the ranch seasoning and whisked it all together…another easy one, and it is one of my favorite kinds of dressing bases. Normally, I don’t use the ranch, but I add some Dijon mustard and honey, and make it a honey mustard vinaigrette, which I really love.