Whew! What a whirlwind weekend! On Friday night we ventured into the terrifying abyss – the city.
Dunh dunh dunh.
Chicagoland traffic on a Friday afternoon is path fraught with terror straight out of a tale by the Brothers Grimm. A trip that normally requires 40 minutes took us three times as long, thanks to accidents, road construction, and the half-million people who feel that a much better time awaits in the big city instead of their quiet backyard aviaries in the suburbs.
In our case however, more fun truly did await in the Windy City after our two hour commute thanks to this form of highbrow entertainment.
We trekked to the city to see Little Miss, her parents, and many of Mr. Musky’s cousins who flew in for a family wedding. My sister-in-law asked me to make a salad, and unsurprisingly, I used the Roasted Candied Tomatoes I dished about last week atop a bed of chopped romaine. I topped the concoction with some pine nuts (untoasted, because I was in a hurry to play with a baby and all) and some bottled caesar dressing. A smattering of goat cheese and some fresh corn off the cob brought some zip and additional texture to the party. As a result, please PLEASE make the Roasted Candied Tomatoes, people! I could eat them all day solo, but that salad SANG with those little gems on top. My SIL called my salad “gourmet.”