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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Spiced Walnut-Mandarin Orange Salad and Grilled BLT

Spiced Walnut-Mandarin Orange Salad
 I make this very good salad with some of my leftover
Cinnamon Spiced Walnuts, I add in some
Dried Cranberries
The juice from one orange
 and about a teaspoon of orange zest
Drain (1) 14.oz. can Mandarin Oranges lite syrup
in a strainer, saving 1/2 cup of the syrup for
your salad dressing
Add your orange juice, orange zest, 1/2 of
lite mandarin syrup and 1/4 cup of
extra virgin olive oil
I used a Spring Mix European-Style
with fresh baby spinach, baby lettuce greens.
Mix in walnuts, cranberries, mandarin oranges, pour
dressing over salad, toss and serve.
 
Grilled BLT Sandwich
this is my husband's favorite sandwich
it takes longer to make then your average BLT
but it's worth it...It's really good!
 Cook bacon the way you like it...we use
Farmland Hickory Smoked Bacon
 
Slice ripe tomatoes and place on a paper
towel to soak up excess juice
I drizzle extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle
sea salt over all of the slices
I used a freshly baked loaf of Artisan French Bread
I drizzle olive oil, sea salt and a dash black pepper
Then I grill each slice of bread, only one side 
using my grill pan
I use a sauce pan lid to apply pressure so all my
bread grills evenly
 
For the lettuce we use some of our salad greens,
that's already been tossed...it adds that extra
splash of flavor
We find a movie to watch and dig in!
Enjoy!
 
Connie
 

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