I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I went down to Atlanta, GA to stay with some friends, who moved there in the spring, and go to the Midtown Music Festival. LOADS of fun! It was a two day festival, and not only being the first music fest I’d ever been to, I thought the lineup was really good. We heard Iggy Azalea as we were walking in, saw a few minutes of Lorde and then heard Jack White Friday night.
Saturday we got to the park about 5:00 for Fitz and the Tantrums then moseyed over to hear the stunningly beautiful and fabulous, Lana Del Rey, followed by Bastille and then the shocker for me for the evening, was Eminem. He was playing at the same time as Zac Brown Band, so I thought it’d be cool to hear him play for a few minutes and then go see Zac Brown. I wouldn’t ever pay to see just Eminem in concert, but I figured I may as well hear hime while he’s with a ton of other people I would pay to see. Umm, well I was proven wrong….he was AWESOME in concert! So much so that 30 minutes in, I could have cared less about seeing Zac Brown. I’ve seen them before, so Eminem it was. Great show, great energy in the crowd, pretty much the icing on the cake of music fest. I ran home and told my sister we needed to find out when he was touring so we could go. All in all, Atlanta was a blast and it was great being able to catch up with my friends that I have missed so much since they’ve moved.
Now on to food. One of my all time favorite salad dressings is Sweet Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette. I can’t remember which brand it is I used to buy, but I haven’t bought it in a long time because the last time I looked at the label, it was full of gross additives I couldn’t pronounce. No thanks. I’ve been meaning to make it at home and I finally got around to it. I love homemade dressings. They’re super easy to make and so much healthier for you. One of the things I like about Vidalia Onion vinaigrette is it serves as a fantastic marinade to chicken. On Wednesday, I’m going to show you one of my favorite, weeknight meals using sweet vidalia vinaigrette. For now, here’s the recipe for this flavorful, CLEAN and delicious sweet vidalia vinaigrette salad dressing.
Sweet Vidalia VinaigretteSERVES makes about 1 3/4 cups PrintDownload
- 1 large onion
- 1/2 tsp celery salt
- 1 1/2 tsp ground mustard
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Cut the onion into rough pieces. It's going to be blended later, so no need to get technical. Heat up a nonstick pan to medium high heat with about 1/3 cup of water. Water sauté the onion for about 5-7 minutes until the onion soaks up the water and begins to brown. If it begins to brown and stick to the pan, just add a couple of tablespoons of water to help loosen the onion and any brown bits that are on the bottom of the pan. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the onion to cool while you prepare the rest of the dressing.
- In a blender, add the remaining ingredients. Add the somewhat cooled onion to the blender and blend for about 20 seconds until the dressing is emulsified. It doesn't have to be completely smooth.
- Store in mason jars or other airtight containers for up to two weeks.