Beware of the Ides of March

The Ides of March is March 15th. I remember that my favorite teacher in school loved Julius Caesar so much that we actually had a party in class celebrating the Ides of March.

For those of you who are not aware of the significance of the Ides of March, according to the Roman calendar, it is the date signifying the beginning of spring and there was a huge celebration in the city of Rome. The Soothsayers warned Julius Caesar to “beware of the Ides of March,” which of course he didn’t listen to and was stabbed to death by his best friend Marcus Brutus.

Our school party consisted of any food with the name Caesar in it. Starting with the ever-famous Caesar Salad.

Caesar salad is so much better when tossed with fresh, homemade dressing as in this recipe.

Ingredients

1 or 2 crushed garlic cloves
1 egg yolk
1 Tbs. lemon juice
1 tsp. Worcestershire
5 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 C. Parmesan
1 small head romaine lettuce
Croutons

Directions

Process in the blender, all except garlic for two minutes. Crush garlic, add to other mixture, and process on high for two more minutes. Refrigerate. (Up to 1 week) Toss well with one small head of Romaine lettuce (washed, dried and torn up), and croutons of your choice. Sprinkle with a little Parmesan.

Here are some other Caesar-named recipes to round out your menu.

Chicken Caesar Primavera
Caesar Salad Supreme
Grilled Chicken Caesar Melt

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for a reason to have a party, and every good party has great food. If you are wondering what else happened that day in Rome, click on the fun link below for a quick smile.

Top 10 Things Overheard In Rome On The Ides Of March

Enjoy yourself and happy Spring.

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