This sweet plaque was given to me by a dear friend some years ago and hangs where all can see when they come to our front door. We have had many people from all walks of life come to our home over the years and our prayer is that they feel loved and welcomed. Tomorrow the ladies from my Bible study will be coming for lunch. I have been working to make everything nice for their arrival. But most of all I hope they feel the peace of God when they enter my home.
I look forward to a fun time of visiting while we eat the salads and desserts they are bringing.
Here is my salad:
Fruity Spring Mix Salad
1 head Bibb lettuce, torn
*10 ounce gourmet mixed salad greens
2 C. fresh chopped pineapple (1-in cubes)
2 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained and chilled
16 green or red seedless grapes, cut in half lengthwise
Toss first 6 ingredients together in a large glass bowl. Drizzle evenly with Sweet-Hot Vinaigrette and sprinkle with Sugared Almonds.
*10 cups, loosely packed and torn, of your favorite salad greens may be substituted.
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
Whisk together all ingredients. Cover;chill 30 min.
1 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup sugar
Stir together all ingredients in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, and cook, stirring constantly, 10 minutes or until golden. Spread mixture in an even layer on lightly greased wax paper, and let cool 20 minutes. Break into pieces, and store in an airtight container.
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