Thursday, November 1, 2007

Roquefort Pear Salad

Now that Thanksgiving is coming upon us, planning is in order for the menu! I absolutely love cooking for Thanksgiving and enjoy being in charge of the whole menu for my family. I feel like a caterer because I refuse to let anyone help me. I want them out of the kitchen so I don't hear "that's weird, you're not supposed to put chipotles in sweet potatoes" or "why aren't you using StoveTop stuffing?" and "I don't want garlic in my potatoes." The kitchen is my domain and I want to experiment with new recipes and help my family veer off the path of "normal" Thanksgiving foods.

This salad is one of those experiments that I heard moans about while I was making it, but everyone ended up loving it. If people would only trust me and just blindly eat my food without objection! =)

adapted from a recipe I found on
  • 1 bag of romaine lettuce
  • 3 pears - peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 container (4-ounces) Roquefort cheese crumbles ( or bleu cheese)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 - 1 cup of chopped pecans


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix the salad contents in a large bowl. Blend the dressing ingredients together. Drizzle the dressing over the salad.


Sister C said...

You're a freak and I can't believe you're dedicating an entire web page to FOOD!!!! You could at least add a scripture here or there....=)

Emilie said...

I love the combo of pears, cheese, and greens.
Your salad looks great!

I noticed you like celebrity news. Get this: Ashley Olson is dating Lance Armstrong. Ahhh! That's just wrong!

Lisa Kendrick said...

I read that they have been canoodling too! I agree, it's very wrong. I'm sure it won't last, it doesn't seem like they have anything in common!

The Yost Family said...

Sounds yummy- I'll have to try that instead of my normal green boring salad.

Shellie said...

Carrie- you're blog is completly empty. You could at least add a scripture here or there....


Where's Jill's blog

Classic cook said...

This salad looks good, but I really wanted to tell you I am totally with you on the "catering" for Thanksgiving. We have an open kitchen and in our next place I sometimes think I want a closed one. I like talking to people while I cook but don't help me!

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