Sunday, May 9, 2010

Leslie's Baby Shower

When we moved to California from New Jersey I put the kids in gymnastics classes at Encore. Their favorite teacher was Leslie Haws. Now, 10 years later, she is my neighbor and great friend! I had a shower for her fifth baby on Saturday and loved meeting her other friends and family. This is going to be a lucky little boy!
As promised, here is one of the recipes from the shower...but of course, no picture...
Strawberry Spinach Salad
2 large bunches baby spinach
3 kiwi, peeled and cut up
2 cups strawberries, sliced
1 can mandarin oranges, chilled
1 1/2 cups almonds, caramelized in 3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
1 clove minced garlic
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Blend all dressing ingredients with an imersion blender just until emulsified.
Toss all ingredients, then add dressing just before serving. You can put the caramelized almonds in a dish to the side of the salad in case you have anyone with nut allergies.
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1 comment:

Shelley said...

I am so sorry I missed this! I spaced the Cinco de Mayo celebration too? Can I blame it on fat flush messing with my brain?