For some reason I find myself constantly ordering Greek salads when I go out to eat. I think it started during our Friday night family outings to the local pizza place for a “night out” right after my little girl was born (this tradition, though less frequent, still exists by the way…same place, same night, same waitress, same food ordered…it’s “comfort”). The family would order a nice greasy pepperoni pizza while I tried to be “good” and order a Greek salad with grilled chicken, dressing on the side. My salad came out as my meal and I just tried to ignore the ooey gooey cheesy pizza on the table. I did treat myself with my son’s pizza crust each time as a reward though. And not that I didn’t enjoy every minute of eating my yummy salad full of almost-every-single-thing-that-I-love-in-the-world-foodwise (garlic, tomatoes, peppers, onions, olives, feta cheese…)…I mean really, what’s not to love about Greek salad?
I made this dinner the other night for a sweet friend of mine who gave birth to a precious baby boy a little over a week ago. I wanted to bring her a nice dinner salad, one that could be easily eaten at any time and one that filled you up. Greek salad with grilled chicken immediately came to my mind…and now after writing this I am almost wondering if there was a subconscious connection to the whole “new baby thing” … hmmm.
Whatever the reason, I made one for my friend and I made one for us. I started by making a good size batch of my homemade version of Greek dressing. I marinated some of the chicken breast in that same dressing before cooking on the grill. Lots of therapeutic chopping later…dinner.
(don’t forget to shake shake shake…)
PS…I’m also over at Reluctant Entertainer today featuring my super easy and fun Grilled Banana Boats! Go check it out!