As I mentioned yesterday a lazy weekend was had by all at my house, but I did manage to get off the couch long enough to make a few things.
In addition to the berries I showed you yesterday I made some of this apple salad.
Granny Smith apples are my favorite, although I like other kinds, I primarily stick to these because I think they are the most versatile and frankly I like tart apples. In the 1900's by the way there used to be 8,000 named varieties of apples in the United States, now there are roughly 700. Where did they all go? (For more information go here to Wagon Wheel Orchard.)
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Sorry, back to the salad. This is the easiest "salad" to make, it is tasty and you can make it in many variations. For this recipe I used Granny Smith Apples, toasted almonds, blue cheese and a vinaigrette dressing.
3 apples peeled or unpeeled and julienned
1/3 cup toasted almonds chopped
1/4 cup Maytag Blue Cheese or any variety blue cheese crumbled
1/3 cup vinaigrette dressing
Mix all of the above in a bowl and toss, serve and enjoy
Variations: Smoked almonds, pecans, walnuts, blue cheese, feta, Gorgonzola, and apple, or pears, balsamic vinegar and oil, or Italian dressing. Use whatever you have.
I also made some Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats with more of the leftover Easter candy that I had, I could have eaten the whole pan! If you want the recipe it will be on Once Upon a Chocolate Life!
Oh, one more thing, have you heard of this blogger "movement" Things I'm Afraid to Tell You? and are you participating?
I will be writing my own "things I am afraid to tell you" post this week. Will you?
By the way, this all started when Jess from Make Under My Life wrote this post, and then EZ of Creature Comforts started the blogging campaign. I like the idea of a little transparency. I always love reading blogs but I do sometimes come away from the blogs wondering if their life is as wonderful and perfect as it always seems, and ask myself what am I doing wrong that mine isnt'?
Anyway, on to a fabulous Tuesday morning! Have a beautiful day!