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Who Are You? (Recipe: Honey Mustard Vinaigrette)

My  husband, Nick,  and I have been married for almost ten years. For the most part, I think that we know each other pretty darn well. In fact, I would almost bet that if we took one of those Newlywed Game type of quizzes now, we would get just about every question right.

Nick is a fairly predictable guy. Sometimes I think he might be a little bit OCD because he is very routine about things. He wakes up at the exact same time every morning, he goes to the window and peeks out the blinds, walks into the bathroom and brushes his teeth, turns on the shower water, goes pee, hops in the shower, etc. His routine is just that… a set in hard stone routine. He is a very easy guy to figure out.

The other day, Nick, who never puts mustard on anything and detests honey said “I have really been enjoying the salad at  the deli in my office building lately. They have the best Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing I’ve ever tasted.” Excuse me? Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing? Who are you and what have you done with my husband? After all of these years, I thought I was married to a Buttermilk Ranch / Italian dressing kind of guy, but noooo… I am married to a Honey Mustard Vinaigrette man and never knew it! “Since when do you like honey mustard vinaigrette salad dressing?” Apparently he has always loved it… honey mustard vinaigrette salad dressing is his favorite kind of salad dressing. Who the heck knew? Just when you think you really know someone they throw you for a loop!

Being the thoughtful, intuitive, kind wife I am, I made up a batch of Honey Mustard Vinaigrette dressing for my honey. We shall see if it rivals the deli in his office building. In the meantime, I am going to spend some time trying to unravel the layers of this mysterious man that I have lived with for so long. My marriage based on Ranch and Italian salad dressing love has been turned upside down.

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Salad Dressing (from Recipezaar)

5 min | 5 min prep

1/2 cup

  1. Whisk garlic, vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Slowly whisk in oil.

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  1. YOURS sounds delic! I’ve never made honey mustard at home, but LOVES me some! Will be trying this soon!

    I just recently found out that MY husband doesn’t like basil. Italian man … doesn’t like basil … HUH?

    Naomis last blog post..Take Time.

  2. I love making my own vinaigrette. I make a similar one but use maple syrup instead of honey.

    Hélènes last blog post..Cruise to Alaska

  3. My husband won’t eat any other salad dressing except Italian. And that one I can take to the bank!
    I on the other hand like the sweet, tangy flavor of honey mustard. I will have to try this. Thanks!~

    Melody (Cheat Day Cafe)s last blog post..Incredibly Impressive Ice Cream Pie

  4. I think it’s great that he can still keep you on your toes! And if this is the biggest loop you’re thrown for, I’d say your doing okay :)

    My favorite honey-mustard combo is in a sauce with tarragon over chicken or pork.

    Julias last blog post..August Will Come

  5. Too funny! What is it with guys and their routine?
    Boy, who knows what you’re going to discover!

    Aimees last blog post..Cornmeal Red Currant Pancakes with Red Currant Syrup

  6. Hee! Such a great post, Kristen! Martin isn’t too much of a routine guy, but one thing I know is, if the sun doesn’t show itself soon, I’m going to have a really grumpy guy on my hands. I think I’ll whip up this dressing and put a little sunshine on our plates at least! :)

    LyBs last blog post..I’m still here…

  7. Good luck figuring out husbands. After 30 years I’ve given up. The dressing sounds delicious!

    Barbaras last blog post..4th of July Panna Cotta

  8. Pat Wogan says:

    Great post. Funny, funny, funny!

  9. Always good to mix things up a bit! :)
    This recipe sounds like it would be very good!!

    Sharis last blog post..Blogging the Art of French Cooking: A Web Companion to Julia Child’s "Mastering the Art of French Cooking"

  10. This post is adorable. I like that your hubby still surprises you after almost 10 years, and you spin it into culinary inspiration.

    Jennifers last blog post..hearty little devils

  11. I can SO relate to this story!! I, like your hubby, hate HATE mustard. But, for some strange reason, like a good honey mustard salad dressing. So strange! Thanks for the recipe, I’ll be sure to try it soon :)

    Deannas last blog post..Cabin Trip and Frozen Strawberry Pie

  12. Very funny – I saw you twitter this last night!! Well those boys always like to keep us on our toes but revealing things just a little at a time. HA HA

    Cathy – wheresmydamnanswers last blog post..We interrupt our regular broadcast for this news…

  13. Hahaha love the post! Will you update us on how he likes this version of his favorite dressing? =)

  14. I should really get back into making my own dressing. I usually just buy it. And recently I actually finished up a bottle of Kraft’s Honey Mustard Vinaigrette and loved it. I would LOVE to try your version, as homemade is always better!

    Erins last blog post..Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes

  15. According to my husband I still don’t know what he likes and I buy the wrong things…its been almost 13 years…

    I love making my own dressing!

    Melissas last blog post..Oven Roasted BBQ Ribs

  16. honey mustard is one of my fav’s! I’ll have to try your recipe soon.

    at least there is still a bit of mystery after all these years! that keeps things fun!

    Patsyks last blog post..Garlic Scape Pesto

  17. You are hilarious! My hubby and I have been married less than a year, but I was SO shocked to learn recently that he doesn’t like bacon (he is a big-time carnivore). I thought he was trying to fool me, but, nope, he was being honest.

  18. After 20 years of marriage, my husband still surprises me!

    This recipe sounds delicious. Definitely gonna try it!

    Les in NEs last blog post..Taking Lottie Home

  19. Who is this man of mystery? I always wondered if he doubled as a super hero? I am anxious to know if it was as good as his deli’s dressing.

  20. You are a riot!! Love this post and the dressing!

    Bunnys last blog post..Fettuccine Arrabiata – White Chocolate Strawberry Tiramisu-Wallaby Darned


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