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the proper care and feeding of dairymen

Being a pork kind of girl, there's very little that I know about dairies. Yet. 
But after two days back in the country, I know this: Dairymen like to eat. And on days when it's warm outside, and they're overheated and tired, I suggest the following. 
(Spoiler: They love it.)

Cape Cod Salad (courtesy my sister Kellee)
1 red apple, quartered, cored and cut crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices  (or a Fuji apple if your husband has an aversion to apples of only one color)
3 tablespoons lime juice 
1/4 cup cranberry chutney or apricot preserves 
2 teaspoons dijon mustard 
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
2 heads romaine lettuce
1/2 pound unsliced maple glazed turkey breast, diced 
1/2 cup diced or sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/4 cup dried cranberries
Toss apples with 1 tablespoon lime juice in a small bowl.  Whisk remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice, chutney and mustard together in a large bowl.  Gradually whisk in oil until incorporated.  Season with salt and pepper to taste and reserve 1/4 cup dressing in measuring cup. 
Toss lettuce and watercress with remaining dressing in a large bowl  and arrange on a large platter.  Arrange apples, turkey, cheddar, walnuts and cranberries on top of lettuce.  Drizzle salad with remaining dressing.  Serve or refrigerate for up to 1 hour.

Dogs like Blackjack come in handy in case you, I don't know, say, burn the first batch of walnuts. Not that I'm saying I did that or anything. You know. And stuff. 

Beer Bread
3 cups flour (sifted)
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 12-ounce bottle/can beer
1/2 cup melted butter

Preheat over to 375 degrees. Mix dry ingredients and beer. Pour into a greased loaf pan. Pour melted butter over mixture. Bake one hour. Remove from pan and cool for at least 15 minutes. 
Final step: Devour like a ravenous wolf. 


  1. Sounds delish! I love the name of your blog:-)

  2. Who ever came up with the idea of pouring butter over this was genius. My recipe is out the window now. This is so much more yummy.

    1. Leave out the baking powder and salt and use 3 cups self-rising flour instead to make it even easier. Like you can get easier than beer bread. It's delicious.

  3. Yummy in my tummy!!! Looks delicious.


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