Salad Obsession

Good morning! I'm hoping that the rain holds up today because I am craving some sunshine! I don't think it's in the cards though.

Last night I hit the gym and had a so-so workout. My head was totally in it, but my body just said 'No thanks!'...has that ever happened to you? I powered through, but it was not a pretty one.

After the gym, I came home and set myself up on the couch. Shaun started playing in a basketball league here in Jersey City so he was out for the night. I was excited to make a 'dinner for one' {and catch up on Parenthood} since it's usually a lot easier and less time consuming...mainly because I'm happy eating just about anything!

I started with a few slices of cheese and some crackers. I also threw together a fantastic salad, reminiscent of the one that Kimberly made for our mom's birthday brunch!

In the mix were spring greens, dried cranberries, goat cheese and a honey-balsamic vinaigrette.

You guys, I am seriously obsessed with this salad. It hits all the flavor notes...sweet from the cranberries and honey, tart and creamy from the goat cheese, sharp from the balsamic...it's a fantastic flavor combination. I usually could take or leave a salad, but when any sort of fruit and cheese is involved, creating a sweet and savory combination, I'm all over it. Thanks to Kimberly for bringing it into my life!

The best part is that this could easy be changed up so many ways and I can't wait to try it! I'm thinking blue cheese and pears (recreating my all time favorite salad from Nordstrom Cafe), strawberries and feta, dried cherries and goat cheese...the possibilities are endless!

So tell me, what's your favorite salad? And what's your favorite way to do dinner for one?