I thought our babe was on his way last night... Cam and I were cozied up watching a movie before bed and I started having the strongest cramps and contractions I've had yet. I asked him if he thought this could be it? He laughed and said, no, definitely not yet. He must have a secret daddy-son communication because he was right.
I suppose it was simply more intense Braxton Hicks, getting my body ready for birth.
I'll of course keep you updated as we get closer and closer (:
This delicious salad! Thanks to Joanna, I had the wonderful opportunity to share it last week on her blog in her Best Of Series, but I also want to share it here in case anyone is looking for a yummy & easy Labor Day recipe. You can make it just for yourself, for two, or for as many friends or family as you'd like. The options are limitless and can be customized to any palette.
The Best Chopped Salad with Garlic Lemon Vinaigrette
1 large head of crunchy romaine lettuce, rinsed and chopped
1 cup strawberries, chopped
2 avocados, chopped
6-8 oz. Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
1 cup walnuts
1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
1 cup cooked bacon, chopped
1 cup apples, chopped
1 cup red onion, chopped
1 cup grapes, halved
1 cup oranges, chopped
For the dressing:
2 ripe lemons
4 cloves of garlic, crushed
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
Fine sea salt, to taste
Arrange each of the chopped salad ingredients in separate bowls. For the dressing, squeeze the lemons directly into a mixing bowl to allow any pulp to come out. Whisk with the garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, mustard and a pinch of salt. Taste, and add more salt as needed. If the dressing is too tangy for your taste, add more honey. Toss the salads when ready to eat. Enjoy!
NOTE: If serving more than four people, double this recipe.