August 9, 2013

What's for dinner?

Hi, folks,

Hot as the weather is, it's hard to get excited about cooking. That's why we're having salad for dinner. This was first encountered in a restaurant and truly delicious. Before long it occurred to me to try and duplicate it at home, where is is a great favorite now.

First, start with some greens:

This is Romaine lettuce, but it would probably equally good with another variety, if that's your preference.

Add some dried cranberries. Alter the amounts to fit the number of people being fed. A couple of heaping spoonfuls does fine for two.

Add Gorgonzola cheese crumbles, also to taste for the amount of greens/people.

Add a handful of chopped walnuts.

Here is where I deviate from the original recipe. It had prosciutto in it, and that's what was used when I made it, too, until the day there was no prosciutto in the house and bacon was substituted instead. M. B LOVED the change, so that's the new norm now.

Toss all ingredients with a vinaigrette dressing, and you will have:

The contrasting flavors are wonderful together, salty, sweet, crunchy, rich--it is definitely a keeper!

Have you ever tried to reproduce a particular dish from a restaurant? If so, were you sufficiently successful to add it to your regular family menu?

Have a wonderful weekend!


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