Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Monday evening visit, laundry, dinner and daughter...rituals I savour.

 Monday evenings are very special here in the Humble Bungalow.
Lovely daughter comes for dinner, and she brings along her laundry.
We watch our "guilty pleasure" The Batchelor and sip bubbly.

Last evening, Mr. HB supplied a lovely champagne and the taste was soft and smooth. We sip from crystal flutes, our wedding crystal, Flamenco by Zweisel...not made anymore. Did I mention that we are in our 36th year of marriage?

We ate caesar salad, and spicy Italian chicken sausage in tomato sauce over pasta. Lovely daughter made the pasta and sauce. She is a very good cook!

Caesar salad is one of my favorite salads to make and eat. I never tire of it, and fortunately for me, my family love it as well!

Bungalow Caesar Salad

Fresh washed and torn romaine heads 2-3 depending on size of lettuce in a large bowl. 
1 cup of Croutons
 I make my own croutons by slicing thick pieces of a baguette and sauteeing in butter and a fresh minced clove of garlic. Cook only until golden, let cool.
Whisk together with Braun style hand mixer in tall splatter proof jar or container:
1 egg yolk, 1 tbsp of Dijon mustard, 1-2 chopped anchovies, 1-2 drops of Tabasco, 2 tbsp. wine vinegar, salt, pepper.
When blended add in a steady stream 1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil blend until creamy and pour onto lettuce, toss and add 1/2 c. freshly grated parmesan cheese.


  1. Suburban princess-I am guessing that you like champagne and caesar salad! (and maybe the Batchelor?)

  2. How lovely to have a regular evening with your daughter - delish salad - am noting down the recipe... thank you! X

  3. Later... I have just made the 'Ceasar salad a la Humble bungalow' for my supper - Mr SE out tonight so enjoyed on my own - was so good... will definitely go in the recipe notebook... also plan to do it next weekend for us with some grilled chicken... Thank you again for this....! X

  4. Semi Expat- Happy hostess here! Thank you for trying it, I am glad that you like it too.