Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sonoma Salad

My mom sent me some great salad recipes from Will's mom. We had this salad at Will's graduation party. I made the sonoma salad a few weeks ago, and it is sooo good! I ate it for a week straight!


1 c sugar
2 tsp dried mustard powder
2 tsp salt
3/4 c white wine vinegar
3 Tbs grated onion with juice
2 c vegetable oil
3 Tbs poppy seeds

Place onion in food processor and process until liquid. Measure out 3 Tbs and discard the rest. Add sugar, mustard, salt, and vinegar. Turn on machine and add the oil in a slow steady stream until the dressing becomes thick. Add the poppy seeds.

Candied Nuts...

2 large egg whites
1 c brown sugar
4 c pecans or walnuts (i used pecans)

Preheat oven to 350. Whisk egg whites. Fold in brown sugar. Fold in nuts. Stir to coat well and transfer in a single layer to a greased cookie sheet. Bake in oven for a bout 12-15 minutes or until nicely browned. Allow to cool and break into small clusters.

To finish the salad, mix together...

Fresh spinach or chopped romaine
3 cups cored, seeded, and diced red apples
1 1/3 c crumbled blue cheese
1 c craisins
candied nuts
your wonderful homemade salad dressing!


We are all going to Fogo de Chao tomorrow to celebrate the many April birthdays in our fam. None of us have ever been there before, and can't wait to try it! Bring on the many kinds of meats!!!

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