If you had a love affair with salads your whole life like I had, you would’ve loved the salads we made Monday night. What is it about salads that we love so much? Is it the crunch of fresh veggies or the tangy dressings? I am still am not sure. Not all salads are the same as we demonstrated with the 3 salads we made.
The Asian Cabbage Salad had cabbage, snap peas, carrots, lots of nuts and a tangy Asian dressing; The nuts gave it lots of crunch. The Thai Chicken Salad had cabbage, garden peas, garden cilantro, garden green onions, chopped green apple and a yummy peanut dressing; It had a lot of fresh produce going into it. The Warm Portobella Mushroom Salad was the simplest of all the salads (and one of the favorites) with spinach, sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts, Asiago cheese, and baked sliced mushrooms; It’s simple dressing was made from olive oil and balsamic vinegar that drenched the spinach and was topped with warm steak-like mushrooms.
The drawing for a mini chopper and colander went to Sandi who drew her own name!
We had two girls from out of town: Debbie from California and Laura from North Carolina. It was a great venue to show our out-of-town guests how hospitable a little town like Loretto can be!
The evening summer weather was the perfect setting to eat our salads outdoors. Good food, good weather, good conversation: What more more could you ask for?