What a weekend! What can I say… after working a lot lately I needed a break – time with the family. And the Easter long weekend was the perfect time. While you were dining with your families I was enjoying time with mine. I feel like mini breaks like that recharge me and I always get REALLY excited to come back and share all the ideas and inspirations I discovered while taking a short break away.
A few things for us included a hike around the property – we live out in the country and behind us is my in-laws farm. It’s always nice to get some exercise outside with Clint and all of the girls – trust me everyone slept well that night. My mom, Hazel and I snuck out of the house Saturday to enjoy a local Easter farmer’s market where I got some amazing treats for the family (chorizo sausage, blue cheese, some homemade dips)… and we even ran into some family over lunch! We also enjoyed a fantastic brunch at my parents house, and spent Easter Sunday (well the evening) enjoying the tasty treats that I purchased at the Farmer’s Market. #Blessed
Now i’m back at it, and ready to tackle… food! Again!
What’s better then a delicious (and filling) salad for lunch? Well it’s March… actually it’s almost April… and that means it’s going to be time for shorts, t shirt and summer dresses sooner than we hope. So I’m sharing a few meals that are a little on the lighter side to help kick start the Spring season.
That’s where this tasty treat comes into play. Pears… cranberries… who’s with me?! It makes an excellent side to some grilled chicken, or even a standalone lunch if you’re looking for something a little lighter.
A simple salad, perfect for a light lunch… or pair with a grilled chicken breast for a complete meal!
- 1 pear, sliced thinly
- 4 tbsp dried cranberries
- 4 tbsp goat cheese
- 2 tbsp pecan pieces
- 5 cups Spring Mix
- 4 tbsp Balsamic Vinaigrette
- In a large bowl add the spring mix, cranberries and pean pieces. Toss with tongs so everything is mixed well and divide onto two plates.
- Top each plate with 2 tbsp goat cheese, and drizzle balsamic vinaigrette over.
- Add the sliced pear and serve.
Keywords: side, salad, pears
Yes it’s a salad and it’s fairly straight forward but I thought this would really be a GREAT chance to start spring off on the right (and lighter) foot! What do you add to your salads? What makes you salad something more then “just lettuce”? This would be excellent with a grilled chicken breast sliced over for some added protein!