Asparagus Salad

Asparagus Salad with Viniagrette

Happy Thanksgiving!

Last night, I dreamed that I was a contestant on Top Chef! While everyone else was cooking, I took a casual stroll around the kitchen and hallways, talking to all the chefs I recognized from previous seasons on the show. I ran into Jamie in a hallway and she was really very nice ;-) So nice, that I forgot to get back to the kitchen where Harold was helping me with my french toast (yeah, I know, french toast on Top Chef). I’d burned my first batch so Harold sort of took over. When I got back to the kitchen he had it all cut out into gorgeous shapes and I tasted my sauce: it was delicious, thick and sweet with cinnamon and cardamom. (Yes, I will be trying to recreate Harold’s creation that I created in my very own subconscious…who knew cooking could be so weird!) Anyway, Tom loved my french toast at the judges table. But can you imagine how stressed I was that I would be found out that it wasn’t really me who made it? Luckily, my sweet kids woke me up before the axe came down and I can continue to live in my victorious Top Chef world…at least until the dream fades!

How’s that for random?

All right, I have no more time to chat this morning. It’s Thanksgiving, people, I have a days worth of cooking ahead of me! So I will simply leave you with this absolutely delicious asparagus salad that I came across the other day. It’s sooo delicious and the flavors all work very well together. This would be fantastic as a first course at a dinner party or even a light weekday lunch. Either way, I hope you enjoy! And have a great Thanksgiving, too!

*slightly adapted from Cooking Light