Wednesday, July 3, 2013
mr d and i had dinner at the black bear diner a few weeks ago. on the menu was a "B.L.A.S.T. Sandwich." i was so close to ordering this bacon, lettuce, avocado, swiss cheese, and tomato treat. but alas, i opted for pancakes instead. yet, the idea of the B.L.A.S.T. intrigued me. i was thinking about how i could do a salad with bacon bits, lettuce, avocado, something, and tomato. but then i'd need to add more protein. so the tomato turned into turkey. ok, a club salad. but what to do for that s? then i got spinach in my bountiful basket, and all problems were solved. then mr d and i were at a bbq, and someone had brought a salad with raspberries. i love raspberries. sub berries for bacon. but then, does avocado really fit in anymore? i think avocado always fits in, but mr d is not that big a fan. enter almonds. so dinner was a B.L.A.S.T: berries, lettuce, almonds, spinach, and turkey. and it was a perfect summer dinner. do you really need a recipe for this? not really. i cooked a turkey breast in the crockpot in chicken stock, shredded it. in a large bowl, mix together some lettuce, some spinach, and a pack of raspberries. top each serving with some shredded turkey and a sprinkling of sliced almonds. for the dressing i used a greek vinaigrette.