oh gawsh....Theda's cooking, I'm drinking wine. What's that say about me? The wine was good?
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Get your yum on!
Okay...so I heard that (get your yum on ) in a commercial yesterday on a drive to Reno. Yeah....I'm not much for "fad" phrases. I like them, they've never just come easily to me, never just rolled off the tongue like it's normal. I always feel like an impostor when I try to fit "in with the in crowd."
I'm not "out" with the "out crowd" either. I'm just me.
But let "me" say this today.... Get ready to GET YOUR YUM ON! (ack!! it even looks stupid when I type it!)
That is only if you like the taste of blue cheese tho. And celery. Blue Cheese and celery...those are the main ingredients for "celery salad".
My friend Theda sent me this recipe for celery salad. She printed it off from the Food Network. She said that "everyone loved it".
I made it and I have to say that I love it too. But then...I love blue cheese and celery. It was "fresh" and "cool" and it just seems so "summery". (and crunchy too)
I think this would be the best salad to have with some hot wings or buffalo wings. (don't they already serve buffalo wings with celery and blue cheese to cut down on the hot? )
Theda and I have been friends since Jr. High. I say Jr. High, she says High School. Maybe she didn't like me in Jr. High. We didn't run around with the same crowds in Jr. High. Neither of us was in with the in crowd then... but we knew each other. It was in high school that we became BFF's tho.
A couple of years ago, she flew down to Reno (from the Portland, OR area ) and I drove to Reno where we had a "girl's" weekend. We went to a lecture at the college from the man who wrote "the Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns", we went to a "tea", because Theda is big on "tea's", we went to a movie, we went gambling --it's Reno, after all, and we took a cooking class together. And we ate at good places, because lets face it...food is important. And Theda likes food too. She's a great cook and entertainer, but has no interest in blogging (weirdo).
A picture of us at our cooking school....
And the celery salad.
Recipe by Dave Lieberman --food network
and my friend Theda
3 tablespoons crumbled Blue Cheese
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
10 grinds black pepper
1/2 head celery, with leaves
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the blue cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, salt and pepper until well combined.
Pick the celery leaves and set aside (I just chopped them all at the same time).
Thinly slice the celery stalks on the bias and add both the celery leaves and the celery to the dressing and toss to coat.
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