WIAW+A Dressipe & A Revelation

How. In. The. World. is today August 1st? Seriously. HOW?! Wasn’t it JUST Memorial Day??

Regardless of my intense desire to grab summer by the pool noodle & never let it go, a new month means a new WIAW theme from Jenn & I have to say that I’m pretty stoked about this one.

I definitely have some summer staples that I could eat all year long, but for some reason, they just taste better in the summer.

Yesterday’s eats include some of my favorites as of late.

Everything Bagel Thin with ham, egg & spinach.

A yummy, fruit & veggie-filled salad that led me to my dressipe & revelation, which I’ll explain later.

A non-food summer staple around here has also been Brewers games. A few games ago we discovered Cactus League Nachos. A total belt buster, but totally worth it, we can usually only make it to the 3rd inning without running to get an order of these. Apparently everyone is catching on to these because the line last night was atrocious!!

As for that dressipe. Have you figured it out yet? What in the heck is a dressipe??

Why, it’s a dressing recipe, of course!

I don’t love salad dressings. Well, I love a good stick-to-your-ribs-buttermilk ranch, but if I ate that with every salad it would pretty much defeat the purpose, wouldn’t it? Yesterday I was craving something more than my usual drizzle of olive oil & squeeze of lemon juice on my salad. I looked through the fridge & (totally typed “y”, Spanish for “and” at first) realized I had some good components for a tangy summer dressing.

Rather than get out my food processor & all of it’s parts, I decided to use my new favorite method of blending, the mason jar blender! Remember last week when I used my blender & a mason jar to blend my adult root beer float? Remember how I flipped over the entire blender rather than just taking the little blendy part out & attaching it to my jar?

Silly rabbit.

If I didn’t feel so idiotic for not realizing this sooner, I’d be making fun of everyone who ever spent money on a Magic Bullet. Because pretty much every blender is a Magic Bullet with the help of a mason jar.

Creamy Lemon Berry Dressing

2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon Chobani or other Greek yogurt
juice of one half lemon
3 strawberries

Blend until smooth & creamy.

*Of course there a zillions of modifications you can make to this recipe to suit your tastes. I liked tartness of it as is but it would be super simple to sweeten it up a bit with a drizzle of agave nectar or honey. Throw in some raspberries or blueberries if you’ve got them too. Maybe make it more fun with poppyseed? The possibilities are endless!

What are your summer staples? Iced coffee has also been a summer staple for me but I’m out of coffee filters right now. The addition of coconut almond milk to my coffee has me not even missing a Starbucks stop. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I was there!!

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