Friday, November 13, 2015

Tomato-Artichoke Spinach Salad and a 16th Birthday


Recently, I made a quick trip to Florida to visit my oldest son and his family. I had an incredible trip and was fortunate enough to be part of some very special milestones. My oldest grandson turned 16 with all of the hoopla and celebration that goes with a new drivers license and freedom. His little brother, only a mere freshman in high school was moved up to the Varsity football team for the remainder of the season and the next year. I was lucky enough to be there for a game and watch him catch an amazing touchdown pass.
 
 
Their little sister, always the cool girl, is practicing her safe passenger techniques while looking great -
 
 
Things were so very hectic, but my daughter in law always comes up with delicious meals on the run. We had this delicious Tomato Artichoke Spinach Salad one night and it was just the perfect touch to complete our pasta dinner. Since I have returned to North Carolina we have enjoyed it several times. It is fairly easy to put together and healthy also.
 
Tomato Artichoke Spinach Salad
 
3 Large Plum Tomatoes - Quartered
2 Tablespoons Basil Pesto
2 Tablespoons Sherry Vinegar - or Red Wine
1 cup quartered Artichoke Hearts - Drained
1/2 cup Cheese and Garlic Croutons
2 Cups Baby Spinach
 
Whisk pesto and vinegar in a medium salad bowl until well blended. Add tomatoes, artichokes, and croutons, toss until evenly coated. Add spinach to bowl and gently mix. Serve immediately
 
 
 




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