I hope everyone had a lovely Memorial Day weekend, didn't get too sunburned, and remembered our fallen troops. My three days were lovely. Family BBQ, skating, 5K (that I didn't finish due to rain) and 8K (finished in an hour!) and some good ol' relaxing.
Over the weekend, I made My Favorite Salad:
Balsalmic dressing (any kind, preferably full-fat so it's less sweet)
Sliced fresh strawberries
Blue cheese (you could use feta)
This is good served as a side or eaten as a main dish for lunch with some bread. Sometimes I like to follow up with a piece of dark chocolate, reminding me of my senior year of college when I'd just started to eat "real foods." Wow, that was a long time ago...
When making up this salad, I decided I'd change it up a bit and make it into a sandwich. So I mixed up some sliced strawberries with blue cheese crumbles.
Poured in some raspberry vinaigrette dressing because it's what I had on hand.
Mixed it up.
Put some on whole-wheat bread.
Remembered that I forgot my dried cranberries, and tried to stick them to the mixture. Added some fresh spinach leaves. Any lettuce would work as well.
I even cut it in half to feel fancy. Plus, this sandwich wanted to fall apart, so this made it more manageable. So delicious!
The next day, I mixed it up again, remembering to add the craisins sooner. I put that mixture and some spinach in a fresh, local, whole-wheat pita. I liked this way better!