And the taste goes on.  Love salad, love Caesar.  There was apparently a recipe from the 70s or 80s in The (Washington) Post that had no dairy in it for the mouth watering, delicious Caesar Salad. It is great that I can make this recipe and enjoy it!


2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed (or jarred garlic, if needed)
1 tin anchovy fillets with capers, coarsely chopped, reserve oil (if you can’t find these, just remember to add capers, chopped later)
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Juice of 1 lemon


In a jar with tight lid (tupperware works wonders too), combine olive oil, garlic, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, anchovies, capers, anchovy oil, and lemon juice.


Screw lid tightly on jar (or snap on lid) and shake vigorously. Taste and correct seasoning to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.

When ready to serve, tear romaine and dress salad with as much dressing as needed.  Season with additional S&P to taste.


Grown-Up Kids’ Food

I had my monthly supper club the other night and was excited as usual!  How can you not be excited about getting together with a bunch of people who love to cook with a changing theme every month?  This month’s theme — grown-up versions of kids’ food (based on foods you loved — at least that was my addition to it).

It took me awhile to decide what to make because a lot of kids’ foods that I think of have dairy (aka cheese) and I have to nix those because of the darn lactose intolerance. So I did some personal outreach and mental recap of what I liked as a kid (and what others would eat since I grew up eating almost everything).  So what did I come up with — Caesar Salad.  Ahh, Caesar Salad.  Come on, how could that not be a kid food.  Ok, ok, I’ll stop now.

The recipe I use is from The Washington Post in the ’80s.  It’s scribbled down though now I have it pretty much memorized.  Simple basic ingredients, combine, shake, taste, dress romaine.  And, in the interim, toast some bread for croutons to throw in there.

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Once at dinner, there was a great combo of other treats —

Chicken ‘lollipops’


PB, Banana & J


Spaghetti & Meatballs (a view of the sauce)


There were also Chicken Fingers, Brownies and Wine (grape juice, right?).  It was Charles Krug Cab — DANG!


The plated look(a bit dark, I know):


As usual, the food and company were spectacular.  Look forward to meeting again.