Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Light & Bright...

Hey everyone!  So I finally got Blogger to work today...and I was so excited because I couldn't wait to show you the pretty, and dare I say "SPRING-Y" salad I had for dinner last night...
Isn't she a beaut??

In the mix:
  • Seasoned shrimp
  • 2 crumbled slices of TJ's bacon
  • 1 diced roasted red pepper
  • 1/2 orange segments
  • Orange Poppy Seed Dressing

(There was also suppose to be diced avocado...but let's not discuss the FURY that was had when I discovered they were not ripe enough to use yet.  This is a disaster of epic proportions for a 9 1/2 month pregnant personJ)

For the shrimp, I first crisped up the 2 slices of bacon.  When I removed them from the pan, I tossed in the shrimp that I had coated with this dill seasoning I had gotten from Tortola.  
Maybe that's why it reminded me of sunshine???

It was either the influence of the islands or the bright & citrus-y dressing I whipped up in .2 seconds... 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 an orange
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • salt & pepper to taste

Light and bright.  The pairing of the shrimp and citrus definitely gave it a "close my eyes and pretend I'm on the beach" feel.  And who couldn't use a little toes in the sand daydreaming in mid-February?  (even if I'm STILL keeping my fingers crossed for a damn BLIZZARD this year!) 

I have a MUCH more "winter-y" dinner planned for tonight.  One part of which I had started around...hmmm...7pm last night.  Any guesses?? 
Stay tuned & see you tomorrowJ

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