Tuesday, December 10, 2013

First Snow of the Season and a Fabulous Salad...

So, we had the first snow of the season and as always, so beautiful.  All the bare trees were covered in fresh, fluffy snow that resembled cotton balls.  Fall is definitely my favorite time of the year, but the first snow is a close second.  Here are a couple of shots from earlier today.  The first was as the snow was falling and the second is after it had stopped, the sun came out for a few minutes before this gorgeous sunset.

And now for that delicious salad…an apple, cranberry, pistachio and goat cheese salad.  This was one of the things that I made for dinner tonight and needed some recognition not only for it's yummy goodness, but also for it's simplicity.

Apple, Cranberry, Pistachio and Goat Cheese Salad

4 cups mesclun greens
1 apple, chopped (I used a nice Gala)
1/4 cup pistachios
1/4 cup dried cranberries
4 oz. goat cheese

1/8 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

1. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing in a spill proof container and shake vigorously.
2. Add mesclun greens, chopped apple, pistachios and cranberries to a bowl.
3. Toss with the dressing
4. Top with sliced or crumbled goat cheese
5. Enjoy!

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