I have been in a real cooking funk lately. I just haven’t felt like spending the time to make meals which is pretty unusual for me. My husband and I have irregular schedules with my sporadic travel and his late hours. When you combine that with my total lack of motivation it results in a lot of take-out. I have cooked a bit, but nothing worth noting and/or I forgot to take pictures. Oops.
Not today! Well, actually I did forget to take pictures when I initially made this for Mother’s Day dinner but I had leftovers today so that counts, right? I snapped a couple shots before I ate. A food stylist I’m not.
I pinned this ages ago. It’s a knock-off of Panera’s Summer Berry Salad which I love. I have to admit, Panera is one restaurant that drives me crazy. I like the food and I go there often when I travel because it’s predictable and has wi-fi. But every single time I am shocked at how much I spent and the fact that I’m still hungry when I leave.
I just tore up a few hearts of romaine and added strawberries, blueberries, mandarin oranges, and pineapple. I left off the candied pecans because I was making this for dinner at my step-mom’s house and she hates nuts. The key to this is the Orange Poppy Seed Vinaigrette dressing. It is so good! Citrusy and sweet with just a bit of tang. For my lunch I added some leftover rotisserie chicken. Delicious!
Here’s the link to the recipe. Enjoy!