Settling In

Dan and I are finally settling into our new home.  In the past month, we moved from urban Denver to suburban Maryland.  Since Dan got a really good job in the D.C. area, I quit my job, and we packed up our life to make the long road trip back to the place where we met.  It’s great to be back near family and longtime friends.
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Since I am now unemployed, I’m trying to think about what may be next.  For the time being, I’m excited to spend more time working on new recipes and improving my photography.  I’m taking over the daily cooking and I’m loving organizing the house, especially with an Ikea just down the road.
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After weeks of warm and serve before the move and fried food during the move, we were eager to eat some veggies.  My stepmother and sister have this fantastic and easy salad that they make for weeknight dinners that I decided to replicate as soon as we moved in.  Dan and I have been loving this nightly tradition, and he’s even asked for the salad for lunches.  Do you think officemates would mind some red onion in a coworker’s lunch?  Maybe I should just leave that ingredient out.
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Easy Weeknight Salad
(all proportions are approximate and to taste)
Serves 2
Ingredients
A small spoonful of Mustard
A healthy pour of Olive Oil
A healthy pour of Balsamic Vinegar
Salt
Pepper
1/4 Red onion, chopped
1/2 Tomato, chopped
1/2 head of Red leaf lettuce or Romaine
Crumble of Blue Cheese
Other Items I’ve added:
Broccoli
Steak

Ingredients
Combine the mustard, olive oil and balsamic vinegar in the bottom of a salad bowl.  Add some salt and pepper and whisk to combine.  Add the cheese, chopped red onion and tomato to the oil mixture and stir to combine. 

Once the ingredients are all covered in the oil mixture, add the lettuce and toss so that all of the leaves are coated in the dressing.