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. 

4 comments:

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

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  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.

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    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.

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

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