If you're anything like me, you might be looking for a reprieve from the rich holiday foods that are so easily available this time of year. Try working for a church where you get delicious goodies from sweet ladies every day. We've already discussed my penchant for white fudge covered oreos, and I'm proud to say that we've only bought and eaten 1 box so far this season. That's kind of a big deal.
Earlier tonight, we had a lovely time at a Christmas party and ate the most fantastic salad EVER. It was freaking awesome. It reminds me of this salad that I always get at McAlister's. So go and make it tonight. Your love handles will thank you for the break.
6-8 cups Chopped Romaine Lettuce
2 Chopped Medium-size Pears
1 cup Dried Cranberries
1 cup Chopped Pecans
4-6 oz Crumbled Feta Cheese
Poppyseed Salad Dressing (we had the T. Marzetti kind)
Balsamic Vinaigrette (Newman's Own Light version does the job nicely)
On a large platter or large bowl, combine the lettuce, chopped pears, cranberries, pecans, and feta cheese. Drizzle generously with poppyseed dressing, followed by the vinaigrette (the recipe says that it's a 70/30 mix on the dressing; 70% poppyseed, 30% vinaigrette). Toss the salad around until it's well mixed. Feel free to add more dressing until your salad is dressed to your liking.
Let it be known that I obtained the above picture from the great equalizer.