Monday, December 14, 2009

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

I don't have anything great to post tonight because I just made my 30-20-10 Chicken Wings (teriyaki style), tots and a salad for the kids. Very basic and tasty, but not worth a repeat.

We never know how many "kids" we are going to have from night to night. For example, Saturday we had Trevor (10) and his friends Jack , Olivia and Wrin. Tonight we had Trevor and Brett (21), his girlfriend, and his friend Eric. Sometimes, it's just Alexis and me. Our "family" fluctuates between 2 and 7 on any given night.

It can really be aggravating trying to deal with it, but I'll be honest with you. It keeps us young. Or "youngish". I know the "kids" will be gone before long so when I get frustrated, I just try to remember someday I'll be wishing that they were around more.

So anyway. Here's a quick easy vinaigrette I made the other night for the salad I made to go with our steaks and Spinach Maria. I imported it in 2005 from Southern Living into my BigOven software "to try" and just got around to doing it this weekend. It quickly earned our "favorite" status! If you like blue cheese, you'll love this. If you don't? You'll hate it.

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
2 tablespoons water

1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Dash of salt

Whisk together all ingredients. Chill until ready to serve. Yield: Makes 1/2 cup (6 servings)
Southern Living, OCTOBER 2005

Alexis and I both loved it. It reminded us of Brianna's Blue Cheese dressing back before they changed it.

So it took me over 4 years with this in my "try soon" queue before I actually made this. Do you hold onto recipes in limbo that long or is it just me?


  1. Ummm, I have been on a salad kick this week, with no stove, yes no the salad! Your soup was a hit...

  2. Well, I guess blue cheese is making the rounds this week! I've only just tried it, but I really like it. I have just enough left to try this vinaigrette. This looks and sounds like a wonderful way to enjoy a salad. Thanks for visiting my blog Stirring the Pot.

  3. Blue cheese anything- I'm buying in!

  4. I'm fan of blue cheese so this recipe is perfect for my savory liking and accompanying to some tasty chicken/beef dish :)



  5. I like (love!!) blue cheese and I know I would like (love!!) this too. GREG

  6. Yes, I do hold recipes for "someday" then wonder why I didn't make it sooner?! This looks delicious!

  7. Chris... i need help finding an old recipe you posted for using left over bits of spareribs... you posted about 3 months ago (guessing), but I can't find it... all ends up in a pot if that helps... drop me an email if you know what I am talking about

  8. Looks like the Chris Diner has it's highs and lows of customers - but I'm surprised the house isn't packed everynight for dinner!?

    I think chicken wings are worth reposting anytime! And the bleu cheese dressing for a salad would be a great pairing. It looks so good.

    I too keep hold of recipes and some I think will never get made.

  9. WHOOP WHOOP... I just stole your beer cheese soup recipe... made me look like a genius!!!

  10. Oh, you would not believe MY queue! It's monstrous and I know I'll never get around to half of it in my lifetime!

  11. This is a great blue cheese vinegarette dressing. I have saved that recipe for the near future. Thanks!!!

  12. I have so many recipes to try - my file is getting bigger and bigger. This is my kind of salad dressing - mmmm good.

  13. This was great - it reminded me of the Blue Cheese wedge salad that Outback Steakhouse has on their menu - only this was better! Nan

  14. this is being made tonite - cold and snowy and so good


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