Um, yeah. It was a high of 80 degrees here today.
So, while every blogger on the face of the earth is digging out the fall pumpkin recipes, I’m cruising like summer isn’t actually over.
Because in Florida … it isn’t.
Actually, now is the time of year that we by-gosh *earned* having suffered through 100+ degree heat for two months straight.
Now is the time when it starts being bearable outside.
The time when you step outside and linger instead of rushing to your car’s A/C.
Today, my mom (who lives in the mountains of NC) was telling me that they’re rushing to get the potatoes dug out of the ground before the first frost.
I just planted a bed of lettuce. … And some grape tomatoes.
So, in honor of summer just now becoming bearable, I’m posting about a satisfyingly light summer salad.
The oh-so-delicious waldorf goat cheese salad.
What you’ll need:
- 2 cups red leaf lettuce – rinsed, dried and torn
- 2 tablespoons raspberry walnut vinaigrette
- 1/2 cup seedless red grapes, halved
- 2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
Toss lettuce with dressing in a mixing bowl; transfer to a serving dish. Scatter grapes, goat cheese, and pecans on top, and enjoy!
Optional: add a chopped grilled chicken breast.