Okay, so LD (which is David, for those of you who don't know) and I have a new dinner schedule. We take turns cooking each evening. One week I will do MWF, and he will do TThurs, and the next week we will switch. It has really motivated me to come up with actual recipes and meals because I don't feel so overwhelmed. I also have been watching how David has gotten really into using his grill lately and that has inspired me to start doing my own cooking! That being said, I have Tuesday and Thursday this week and tonight I used a salad recipe I had pinned from none other than... you guessed it, Pinterest! It turned out absolutely amazing and we will definitely be using it again. It is called The Autumn Chopped salad.
The picture isn't the best because I just snapped it with my phone instead of the actual camera.
~6 to 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
~2 medium pears, chopped
~1 cup dried cranberries
~1 cup chopped pecans
~8 slices thick-cut bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
~4 to 6 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
~Poppy seed Salad Dressing
And just like any other salad, combine all the ingredients and drizzle your dressing, and your done! I couldn't find the poppy seed dressing at the HEB by us, so I just used the Balsamic Vinaigrette and it turned out great. You really don't need a lot of dressing as the salad itself has a ton of flavor. The longest part for me was chopping the pears. Maybe that was because I was tending to a needy baby too. I believe she is teething again, and when she teethes she just wants to be held constantly (which I totally don't mind, but I didn't think that trying to chop pears while holding her sounded like a good idea). I sat her in her high chair with me in the kitchen and she stopped fussing when I gave her a pear to munch on and her big girl cup to drink out of. Of course, she loved it.
Anyways, the salad was a huge hit, and I recommend everyone try it!