Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What's for lunch

Today was a snow day from school. It snowed nicely this morning but it's since stopped, leaving us with very little accumulation. It's supposed to pick up again but right now it's pretty quiet. I was thinking of getting in the car and going to work, but when I told my husband this and his face fell, I decided to just stay home and continue to keep him company.

For those of you new to this site who are wondering why my husband is home, you can click here if your heart desires.

I ventured out this morning in the snow and headed to the WalMart which is only about 5 minutes away. WalMart is not my favorite place by a long stretch, but it's convenient and cheap and at 8 o'clock on a snowy morning, the place was empty. I picked up a snow shovel, just in case we might need it, some food supplies and then while strolling through the produce section, decided to get some fruits and veggies that looked good. That's when I started to think about this salad, so I grabbed some goat cheese as well.

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Autumnal Salad with Red Wine Viniagrette

Please click on the link above for the recipe at Noble Pig that includes beautifully photographed instructions for this salad.

This became one of my favorite salads after seeing it at Noble Pig. If you haven't been there yet, you're missing out on a lot. I love Cathy's site, and after I found this salad last fall, I find myself craving it every now and then because it is just so GOOD!

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

25 comments:

Amber said...

It looks yummy, but ive never had goat cheese--the name seems so unappealing!

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Cam said...

Like Amber, I've never had goat cheese either. Can I join you with my tomato & (cheddar) cheese sandwich though? :)

High Desert Diva said...

The salad looks divine. Goat cheese is a staple at our house.

Country Girl said...

Goat cheese is sort of tangy and is the consistency of cream cheese but just a little drier. It's got a high fat content so I don't use much. I think people either love it or hate it, but it's a taste all its own and adds an excellent balance to this salad. I haven't tried goat cheese on anything other than salad, however. Yet.

~ C.G.

Natarojo said...

I am yet to try goat cheese. I branched out and became accustomed to Feta this past summer when we went to a Greek Restaurant a friend of the family owns down on Crescent Beach. It was lovely! I will have to give this salad a try! The vinagrette sounds tasty!

I wish I could join you in your snow day! It snowed here last night, and has been all day, but not enough to justify staying home from work. Maybe tomorow....

Deb said...

That would make a perfect lunch for today or any other day for that fact. Me, I just had a yogurt shared with my lil jack!

Betty said...

I went to Nobel Pig and saw the receipt it looked wonderful. I will try it soon. I really enjoy your blog

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Doesn't she just have the best recipes! And I love goat cheese or feta cheese to top off a salad. A few walnuts, pecans or strawberries on top are wonderful as well.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Mental P Mama said...

Yummy! We are waiting for your snow. I am making some stew! Come on up;)

shara said...

We just had oatmeal for lunch/breakfast. Mmmm... what a chef!

The salad looks wonderful. If I didn't tell the girls it was goat cheese until after the fact, I could probably get by with it. Great idea!

And, I went and looked at Noble Pig as well. Wow! I have added her site to my favs.

Kristina said...

Looks delicious good (as my 3 yr old would say). I love goat cheese. I discovered a brewery a while back that had the oddest pizza I just had to try and it is now my favorite. It is called a pesto veggie pizza. With pesto instead of pizza sauce, artichokes, kalamata olives, pine nuts, roast red peppers, goat cheese, zucchini, and I can't remember what else, it is fabulous!

Egghead said...

This salad is divine! Yes Cathy has the greatest recipes and I love her site. You should try her low fat pancakes with the blueberry sauce. To die for.

olivia said...

Mmmmm ... looks delish!

Jessica said...

Yummmmmmm!!!!

I'm fully feeling inspired to make a really yummy salad for dinner tonight.

Barb said...

Yum,could you post the recipe?....Barb

Sarah S said...

The salad looks great. I love goat cheese!

Yesterday I went to our local Walmart and felt as though I needed to shower when I got home :)

Country Girl said...

Hey, Barb. Welcome! I put the link to the recipe under the picture in the name, but here it is, too:
http://noblepig.com/2008/11/28/autumnol-wonder.aspx

Thanks, all. That was an excellent salad. And because I ate so healthy at lunch, I had Pioneer Woman's new burger for dinner. Oh. My. God. Roll me out the fricken door. Carmelized onions and a bit of bleu cheese. Damn that woman.

~ C.G.

Lyn said...

Salad looks absolutely delicious. I know what you mean about craving something ... I sometimes get a craving for fresh fruit and veggies and when I do, I throw blackberries, raspberries, mandarin slices and toasted almonds in with some baby spinach and add some raspberry balsamic vinegarette dressing. Your salad looks like it could do the trick too - and the goat cheese adds the yum!

Shellmo said...

Goat cheese is one of my favorites - thank you for posting this beautiful salad!

Aerie-el said...

I wasn't sure what to make for dinner tonight, but now I am after seeing the picture of the your salad! Those are some great recipes on the Noble Pig website. Thanks for sharing.
~Aerie-el

Sue said...

That salad looks mighty good, is that pears I see, I love pears on a salad....and believe me the Walmart grows on you...I wouldn't set foot inside one a year ago now I'm there a few times a week. Where else can you buy a freshly baked loaf of French bread for $1.50 these days...and it's a big loaf!!

noble pig said...

OMG it's beautifuly photographed...can I steal your picture! Don't you love photographing food. I love the dressing on that salad, it's simple but there's just something about!

Thank you!

Daryl said...

A day late .. AND lucky for me I was just finishing off my bowl o'grapes when I read this or I would surely have needed to make one for myself. Actually before I had the grapes I had an eggplant/mozzerella/lettuce/tomato with pesto on toasted sour dough ... Carlos in our amazing cafeteria made it just for me.... no, he doesnt have a blog

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Being a newcomer to your blog I had no knowledge of prior goings-on in your life. I can't wrap my mind around your reality, but thank you for sharing it. May you enjoy many, many more years together....

JenReg said...

This looks yummy! I think I'll have to try it. I like Feta cheese.

Have a great weekend!

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