Teaching proper cutting skills is not my favorite part of mothering. I watch the knife as it clumsily slices a cucumber and lurches closer and closer to dainty thumbs.
Tuck those thumbs in!!!!
Cutting lesson over. Give Mommy that knife. We'll revisit this in a year or so.
I am a tomato snob. So you will never see a tomato in my salads during the months of...oh, we'll say November through June. I refuse to eat anything less than a perfectly vine ripened tomato. Preferably straight off my own personal tomato plants. As a result, I have to try different things with my salads during the 2/3 of the year that I shun fresh tomatoes.
4 medium sized golden beets (you could use red just as easily)
6 smallish Yukon Gold potatoes (you could use another variety of potato)
1 head red leaf lettuce (you can use...okay, you get it. This salad is versatile. I won't hold you to anything!)
1/4 red onion, sliced
1 cucumber, chopped
Cheese, diced (if you want)
1/2 to 3/4 lb turkey loin
Salad dressing of choice
salt and pepper
Cooking Oil (I used olive oil)
Bit of butter
Johnny's seasoning salt (optional, but I think it helps turkey's inherent blandness)
Preheat oven to 400 F.
As oven is heating up, chop the stems off your beets and run a vegetable peeler over them. Chop into quarters. Toss onto cookie sheet.
Wash potatoes. Quarter these and toss alongside the beets. Douse with a goodly amount of oil and salt and pepper. Stir around and cook for 35 to 40 minutes until tender. Toss occasionally to avoid sticking.
Place skillet over medium heat. Pour in a few tablespoons oil and a dab of butter. Once this is nice and warm, cook your turkey loin until golden brown and delicious. Make sure to cook completely!
Let the meat rest while your root veg's finish cooking. Begin tearing up lettuce and chopping cucumber and any other items you want to put in your salad.
Add a dash or two of salad dressing. Tragic day, I thought I had a nice vinaigrette in the fridge, I did. It had expired. sigh I figured I could whip up a quick dressing myself...I didn't have Dijon mustard. sigh I got to enjoy Ranch dressing on my salad along with the kiddoes. It was yummy!
As a fun bonus, today I am reviewing a new product.
The Grubery and it was unanimous NOOOOOs all around.
Thanks for reading!