Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Winter Salad

1 head romaine washed, torn and spun
1 head red leaf lettuce washed, torn and spun
2 apples washed, cored  and diced ( Gala or Fuji are best)
1 pear washed, cored and cubed
4 oz. craisins
4oz. sugared, toasted almonds*
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. salt
1/3 c. cider vinegar
3/4 c. canola oil
1 T poppy seeds
2 tsp onion (sweet) finely chopped
Put in a jar or tightly sealed plastic container, shake or mix vigorously.  Toss with salad ingredients.

Toasted, sugared almonds:  Place 4 oz. sliced or slivered almonds in a frying pan.  Sprinkle 3 T. sugar over nuts.  Heat on medium-high until toasted and sugar caramelizes, stirring often. remove from heat and cool.

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