And let's not forget Halloween. October always goes out with a bang (well, in my world). I love Halloween - decorating, the kids in the costumes. It is always fun. This Halloween was the best time this year. I was able to go Trick-or-Treating with 2 of my grand kids. I just want to send kudos out to their neighborhood. These people know how to celebrate Halloween - there were houses with great decorations; families sitting out in the yard or drive with their fire pits going and handing out candy; fun pumpkin carvings, music and driveway parties complete with cotton candy machine. Really a fun night.
October is 3 weeks past and Thanksgiving is upon us. I have been trying recipes - all things apple. Since recipes are meant to be shared I want to pass along this salad recipe.
Apple Stack Salad
Goat Cheese Crumble
Creamy Apple Cider Vinaigrette
1 Arkansas Black apple
1 Golden Delicious apple
Creamy Apple-Cider Vinaigrette (make this ahead)*
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 cup arugula, divided
1/3 cup thinly sliced celery
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese, divided
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Garnish: fresh chopped parsley (optional)
1. Wash and core apples. Using a mandoline, slice the
apples approximately 1/8 inch thick.
2. In a large bowl combine the apple slices, about 1/4 cup of
the vinaigrette (or to taste), salt, sugar, and pepper.
Toss to combine.
3. To serve: dividing the arugula and the apple slices -
small amount of arugula, apple slice (I started with red),
another layer of arugula (use just a few leaves), apple slice
(green), arugula, the apple slice (red)
4. Drizzle a small amount of the vinaigrette
5. Next dividing the crumbled goat cheese, chopped pecans,
& celery. Sprinkle on to each salad plate. Garnish with
chopped parsley if desired. Serve immediately.
Creamy Apple-Cider Vinagrette
1 1/2 tablespoons minced shallot
1/4 cup apple-cider vinegar
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons goats milk (can substitute buttermilk)
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon fresh thyme (chopped)
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1. In a medium bowl combine the minced shallot and the
vinegar. Let this mixture stand for about 15 minutes.
2. Add mayonnaise, goats milk, and honey. Whisk to
3. Stir in the thyme, salt, and pepper
4. Whisking constantly, gradually add the olive oil. Mixing
until smooth and creamy.
5. Chill for at least 1 hour. (Can be stored in an airtight
container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.) (I stored
mine in a mason jar.)
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