Sunday, November 4, 2012

enjoying salad

Salads aren't usually my go-to meal, but this particular one I've made for a lot of different people and it's always a crowd pleaser. It's a spin on a recipe my friend gave me a few years ago from, I think, Eating Well magazine. The other night, Dave and I had it as our dinner - not a side. We just added shredded chicken and it was both tasty and filling. The salad has also made a few appearances on my blog, but never as the main star. You've probably seen it here or here.

- Spring Mix of Greens
- Finely chop one apple
- Finely chop one pear
- Finely chop half of a red onion
- Top with crumbled goat cheese (Trader Joes is my fave. I suggest using about half the container...though I usually get carried away and use the whole thing.)

- 8 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar 
- 1-2 tbsp. mustard (I love Grey Popoun Honey Dijon)
- a sprinkling of ground pepper
*Shake or whisk together* (I never cover the whole salad, just allow everyone to drizzle on their own dressing).

Saturday, November 3, 2012

ties and mustaches

Halloween was simple and fun this year. At work, all us girls (like 30-some of us) dressed up like businessmen, adorned in ties and mustaches. Here's a few of us from the PR department. My stache kept falling off though. Lame.

That evening, Dave and I went to our friend's house where we hung out in the driveway passing out candy, eating delish homemade nachos, tacos and caramel apple slices drizzled in chocolate (they tasted as good as they sound). And we had a few strawberry margaritas. It was our second annual Halloween at their house, looks like a new tradition for us. :)