dinner days

a little over a year ago, my friend and i started trading dinners. it's the best idea ever and we got it from some other friends. the way it works is one day a week she brings dinner to us and one day a week i take dinner to her. it works great for us because i make a really nice dinner once a week but my family gets it twice a week. we always have leftovers, i get new ideas from her(she's a fabulous cook) and i stretch myself by trying new things as well. (we have a blog with all the recipes we've shared here in case you're interested)
yesterday was my dinner day so i made my favorite white bread(because my wheat mill was out of reach) and my new favorite salad. this is my version of a salad i really love from claim jumper. sooooo yum.

use any combined amount to of the following to suit your taste
romaine/iceberg lettuce
mandarin oranges
golden raisins
avocado- sliced
blue cheese
green onions- chopped
candied pecans (or plain)
grilled chicken cut into bite sized pieces

1.5c canola oil
1c apple cider vinegar
1/4c honey
3T sugar
a couple pinches dehydrated onion
1 tsp dried thyme(or less to taste)
1 clove garlic- minced
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp onion powder
Combine ingredients in a jar and shake until well blended. Refrigerate to let flavors mix. If you want, you can marinate the chicken in some of the dressing.


Sarah said...

Is that the Claim Jumper Citrus salad? So good. :-D

amyraye said...

you left out the apples!
love that salad.

Megan said...

I so wish I lived closer. That is such a great idea!