pomegranate & bleu arugula salad

My husband was away on business for a few days, so I thought it’d be a good time to try some new Fall recipes.

Last night I tried a new quiche recipe for dinner, but it was a total flop. Not wanting to go for takeout, I took to my fridge to see what I could drum up. The day before I made this salad from Eat Yourself Skinny for a potluck brunch (totally delicious btw!!) and still had some leftover dressing, arugula  and bleu cheese.  I used these leftover ingredients and also added some pomegranate seeds and chopped walnuts.IMG_3477

As it turned out, my disaster quiche was a blessing in disguise — the salad was delicious! I’m not one to measure much (probably why my quiche failed), but here’s my recipe for the salad. I recommend eyeballing the ingredients like I did, though I wouldn’t suggest going too crazy with the bleu cheese because it can easily overpower the other flavors.

Pomegranate & Bleu Arugula Salad:

– Baby arugula

– Crumbled bleu cheese

–  Chopped walnuts

– Pomegranate seeds

For the dressing (from Eat Yourself Skinny): 

*I used just a small drizzle of this on my salad. You can cut the recipe down or keep the leftovers in the fridge for future salads.

– 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

– 1 tsp. Dijon mustard

– 3 Tbsp olive oil

– Salt and pepper, to taste

 

Cheeseburgers and Compromise

Love is all about compromise, so I knew this morning when Chris willingly offered to go to Target with me to check out the new Jason Wu collection at 9 am, that I’d want to repay the favor.  It didn’t take me too long to do so, because just as he fired up the grill to cook up the mini burgers we bought at Target, I noticed they smelled a little “off.”  The meat hadn’t expired and looked just fine, and while I might be known to test expiration dates, off smelling meat is not something I mess with (I know, I know).  I don’t think either of us really wanted to go back to the store, but were both suddenly really craving burgers, so off I went.  In honor of the Super Bowl (which I didn’t care that much about) and my extra trip to the store, I decided to get a little creative and made a super delicious burger (sans bun of course).

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Super Garlicky Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I visited Tom Colicchio’s restaurant Colicchio and Sons once during Restaurant Week in New York City and had some of the best brussels sprouts I’ve ever tasted.  Since then, I’ve tried to make my own delicious version.  Thankfully, my fiancé has never had Mr. Colicchio’s sprouts, so he thinks mine are the best.  Win. Continue reading