We had a wonderful time outside last night, puttering around the garden with the boys. It is so nice to finally see the longer, warmer evenings coming into play - in fact, truth be told, we all stayed out past 8:30, even though bedtime is 8 o'clock - shhhh, don't tell!
The weather had me in the mood for burgers last night, and the big plan for tonight was a Spinach Salad with Pears and Cheddar - doesn't it just sound divine? It is another of those have-to-make-it recipes for me - Mario loves spinach (just like his Mama!), who doesn't adore almonds?, and come on, pears with cheddar - that's classic! Sounded like the perfect plan to me!
You know what happens to plans, right?
Alas, I'm laid up with an injury, and while DH took on supper, chicken fingers and veg were more his style tonight. Oh well, Beggars can't be choosers.
It IS a rockin' recipe though, and since there is a whole container of spinach in the fridge, just waiting for me, this will be on the menu someday, someday very soon ;-)
Spinach Salad with Pears and Cheddar
6cup fresh baby spinach,washed and spun dry
1oz sharp cheddar, grated
1 large sliced pear
2tbsp slivered almonds, toasted
2tbsp olive oil
1 1/2tbsp balsamic vinegar
1tbsp cold water
1/2tsp dijon mustard
1tsp fresh tarragon
1pinch black pepper
Evenly split the spinach between 4 salad plates.
Sprinkle on the cheese and arrange the pears on top.
Top the salad with almonds.
In a small cup, whisk together remaining ingredients to make dressing.
Drizzle dressing over each salad.
Doesn't that sound yummy and simple!? I can't wait to have it with BBQ burgers or chicken :-)