Sunday, June 12, 2011

Slim's The Word!...Field Greens With Chicken, Goat Cheese, Apples and Cranberries

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The Ladies Who Lunch don't like to eat much in the Summer.  They like to show off their bodies in the latest summer fashions and the competition is stiff!  After all, some of them are not as young anymore....

and bathing suits are getting skimpier and skimpier, or so it seems to those of us of a certain age!

I noticed from my friend Slim Paley's latest post that lunches are getting skimpier too, albeit much prettier from the looks of this recent lunch she attended!  Well, such is the life of the Ladies Who Lunch and we at Lindaraxa can adapt to any circumstance.

This salad was an unexpected surprise from a Lindaraxa- in- waiting, my daughter Christina.  She is the queen of cookies and salads in the family,  a strange combination for someone who is constantly watching her figure. Sometimes she makes cookies that she doesn't even eat, I do.  She doesn't remember where she got the idea for this salad but I can honestly say, as a proud mother and cook, it was out of this world!

I don't know the exact measurements, but it doesn't really matter.  Just chop and add away and mix with a white balsamic vinaigrette.

Field Greens With Chicken, Goat Cheese, Apples and Cranberries


Field Greens
Roast chicken breasts cut in 1 inch pieces
Unpeeled apple slices (1 inch)
Goat cheese
Dried Cranberries

White Balsamic Vinaigrette

1 part White Balsamic Vinegar
3 parts Olive oil
1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
Salt and Pepper

I like to serve this salad on a plate, untossed,  arranging the field greens in the bottom and everything else on top.  Pass the vinaigrette and let everyone serve themselves.

It's strange how post ideas come along.  Half an hour ago I was looking for a recipe to post and here I am, a recipe from my daughter linked to Slim Paley's blog.  Who would have thought!

Photos: Top Lindaraxa #2 and #3 via Slim Paley

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