So the other night around 9:30 when all good girls and boys should be getting ready for bed, I decided that I needed a blizzard from Dairy Queen. It didn't take much convincing to get Michael to go with me. Once we arrived at the drive thru I was thrilled to discover their Blizzard of the month is . . . (drum roll please) "Triple Chocoholic"! It was like Dairy Queen knew exactly what I needed. I was a good girl and ordered the mini version, because we all know mini equals very little calories. I also ate the entire blizzard while we were driving and everyone knows it is hard for calories to stick while you are moving. When we got home I was able to, throw the empty cup straight into the dumpster and since there was no evidence it was like I never ate it at all. Don't you just love girl math?
Unfortunately the next day when I stepped on the scale and squeezed into my jeans, I realized that my formula may have been a little flawed. Maybe it wasn't enough that the car was moving. I should have been moving, next time I will try eating the Blizzard while walking.
Anyway, I decided that I needed more salad in my life. All of my health conscious friends love balsamic vinaigrette. For some reason I really do not enjoy the taste of it it. But I did get to try a version made out of the white balsamic vinegar. I couldn't find a full size bottle at the store so I decided to try and create my own at home. If you try this at home, this is just a base recipe, you will probably need to tweak the seasonings to suit your own tastes. After I combined all the ingredients I went back and added additional honey, salt and pepper.
¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ white balsamic vinegar
3 tsp Italian seasonings
3 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp fresh ground pepper
2 tsp salt
3 squeezes of the honey bear
Honey Bear is in witness protection so he can't have his picture taken.
Combine all all ingredients in a medium size bowl or large measuring cup
Whisk until well blended.
Serve with your favorite salad.
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