Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Yums

Allow me to introduce to you a couple of my favorite Autumn dishes.

The first is a re-creation of Panera's Harvest Pear salad.

Mixed greens; ripe, red pear; pecan halves; dried cherries; berry balsamic vinaigrette and plenty of Gorganzola cheese on top.

So, who wants to run to Panera real quick and grab one for me? No, I can't go get it myself. I've been in my sweats and robe for 6 days running. I've only scarcely left my bed.

Did I tell any of you that I was pleasantly surprised with how well things seemed to be going? Well, I take it back.

What? You didn't come here to listen to me whine about the state of my nose on a perfectly lovely Sunday morning? Seriously?

Fine.

Mini Caramel Apple Pies.

Am I forgiven? These are the perfect dessert for company. They are a total cinch to make, but their "cute" factor leads people to believe that they took a lot of effort.

Oh, and they taste heavenly. Don't scrimp on the coarse sugar. It gives it the perfect crunch.

I have a feeling that the next time we talk, this past week will be but a memory. For the first time, I'm feeling like I might actually be on the mend. Here's to hoping!

20 comments:

  1. I sure do hope you are on the mend... that takes some time to get out of the fog!
    I miss Panera... I could chow that cinnamon crunch bagel right now and then down the Sierra Turkey sandwich. I need to wipe the drool, right now! :)

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  2. HOly YUMM!! hope you have a good day today!!

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  3. I'm believin, with my whole heart, that today is the day - didn't we sing that in church this morning? I think so! Well, not quite the same meaning - but may it be so for you today Shannan! Food looks great!
    ~Heather

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  4. That looks so delicious and deceptively simple. I am definitely going to use these recipes for the next time I have company over!

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  5. It's only 9 am here and all I want is that pear salad!!! :)

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  6. Thank you Alice for your comment on my post .
    Patsy

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  7. I would love to come on over and eat on that YUMMY sala! ;)

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  8. Oh I so hope you are on the mend my friend. I'm sure you would like all of this to be over soon! And if you want me to run to Panera for you, I sooo would. Although, all I'm thinking about right now is running over to your house for some of the things you posted...but I suppose I would have to make them, and well, that's not the same ;) That salad looks AMAZING!

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  9. oooooh yummy! thanks for the ideas!

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  10. Now..I'd really better get up and fix some lunch! Yum. I'm praying for you to be healed..asap!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  11. We are continuing to lift you up daily ,and of course your family too. Soon this will all be a memory-a bad memory, but a memory just the same! And the food looks great! I can just see that big old barn someday being a county soup and salad cafe. Don't worry I will be there to watch the children and make homemade aprons for the gift shop on the side!!

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  12. Love the skirt & boots in a recent picture, and the pear salad...mmmm Hope your feeling better!

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  13. Hope you feel better soon! I love that salad from Panera too... dried cherries YUM!!!

    SMiles!
    Michelle

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  14. Oh goodness, I know exactly what you mean. I had sinus surgery last September and thought I would never feel normal again. It's amazing how awful one feels after having their nose messed with. You will get better. It just takes awhile. I remember wondering if I'd ever be able to go without Percocet again! HaHa! I'll keep your recovery in my prayers!

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  15. that salad looks amazing!! seriously...and those little apple tid bits of love...send one over to me please! Cheers to getting better...I like part of staying in jammies for 6 days though...! :)

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  16. I haven't forgotten that you owe me a dinner or two. :)

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  17. yummy!! lovely post!! I hope you have a fabulous night!! huge hugs!! Britt :-)

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