Before I get to today’s Kitchen Tip, first let me highlight this delicious salad dressing! The Champagne Pear Vinaigrette with Gorgonzola from the Trader Joe’s refrigerated section. My new favorite!
Okay, on to the nitty gritty. Today’s Kitchen Tip is more of a “don’t be as dumb as me” post. We were in charge of bringing salad to a work BBQ last night. I put together a lovely spinach, strawberry and candied pecan salad. The BBQ was just down the street from us, so I decided to dress the salad before we left. BAD MOVE.
No matter how close the party is or how soon you THINK you’ll be eating your salad, don’t dress until right before! I know, seems like a rookie move, but I honestly thought it would be okay for 15 minutes.
Here’s what happened…by the time we got to the party, the salad was honestly and truly HALF the size. By the time we ate, it was more like creamed spinach than a salad. It was like I’d been simmering the spinach on the stove the whole time. Not so yummy. And totally embarrassing.
Thankfully the people at the BBQ didn’t know I have a food blog…