I unearthed this gorgeous pitcher while helping to pack-up my father-in-law’s house.  My favourite find-totally free.

I love the ruby tones to it and although it looks like it would be heavier than heck it is actually fairly light even when full.  I envision Sangria and lots of Mojitos filling this for the rest of the summer.  It will aid my peace and quiet while they are drilling all over my house.

With my lovely cocktail I want a “ladies-who-lunch” sort of salad.  I made a ham in my slowcooker the other day so a really nice Cobb salad it is.  There are lots of different versions of Cobb this is my favourite.  If you aren’t a fan of some part of it then exchange the ingredient for something you like.  The key elements are the avocado and the eggs.

Firstly, I want a nice light dressing.  I’ve got; the juice of one lime, 1/4 cup light sesame oil, 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar (unseasoned), 1 T. brown sugar, a dash of crushed chiles and 2 tsp. of grated ginger.

Now, choose a pretty platter and line it with chopped lettuce.  Bibb is really nice but I had romaine so that is what it is.  Start layering on the toppings.  Chopped tomatoes and shredded ham (if you don’t have leftovers just use deli ham).

Add bacon bits.

And some hard-cooked eggs.

Finally, some cream avocado and your lovely ginger dressing.