STRESS-FREE SUNDAY & SUPER SALADS
Last week was totally crazy and I'm wiped out! So today I'm finishing up a Robert Ludlum book, checking out a movie, soaking my feet, and preparing a very simple salad for dinner. If you relax by checking out other blogs, be sure to visit http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/ where Kim sponsors her weekly updates that are fun and informative.
SPINACH, BACON & MUSHROOM SALAD
1 Large Bunch Fresh Spinach Leaves, washed, drained and torn
3/4 Cup Sliced Fresh Mushrooms
4 Slices of Bacon, cooked and crumbled (or more if you prefer)
3/4 Cup Croutons
4 Hard-Boiled Eggs, finely chopped
Black Pepper & Salt to taste (Cayenne if you like)
3/4 Cup Ranch Dressing or Italian Dressing
In a medium salad bowl, combine the spinach, mushrooms and bacon, then toss. Top with croutons and eggs, seasoning as needed, the pour dressing over everything. Ready to serve.
PASTA TWISTS WITH GARDEN VEGGIES
8 Ounces Uncooked Macaroni
1 Cup Honey Dijon or Poppy Seed Dressing
2 Tomatoes, finely chopped
1 Green and/or Red Pepper, chopped
1 Medium Cucumber, Sliced
1/2 Small Red Onion, thinly sliced
Cook the macaroni according to the package, then drain and rinse with cold water until completely cool.
In a large salad bowl, combine the dressing, tomatoes, peppers cucumber and red onion, then toss with the macaroni, then cover and chill until ready to serve. Feel free to add seasoning as needed.