Grandad (Papa) and Grammy (Yea-Yea) came out this weekend to visit their Sweet P. We made our way down to the State Farmers Market on Saturday and I was inspired by all of the beautiful and delicious things I found there. More on that in another post. And, yes, I know that most or all of the produce I bought was not grown locally. I'm okay with that for now. Slowly, slowly I will consider the buy local thing for produce. I'm not quite ready to only eat within the growing season, forsaking all else.
For dinner Saturday night I made a salad similar to one I've seen made on one the the approximately 9.5 million cooking shows I've watched. First, the most beautiful, green and healthy-looking Boston lettuce I've ever seen, $5.00 for two giant heads.
Then toasted pecans and dried cherries because I didn't have any dried cranberries. Finally, I broiled some rounds of goat cheese to put on top. I think I overbroiled them just a tad, but they sure were pretty. I know it looks like a scallop in the photo, but it was goat cheese. Add balsamic vinagrette and enjoy (with the sparkling wine we never drank at New Year's). Yum!