Written by Marie Nygren, Posted in good mews animal foundation, inn at serenbe, marie nygren, Recipe Articles
A wonderful day of cooking was in store for a group of volunteers from Good Mews Animal Foundation
. Good Mews is a non-profit, no-kill, cage free shelter for cats in Marietta and when my friend Dana asked if I would arrange a cooking day for some of the volunteers, I knew we would have great fun.
My usual menus always include southern cooking but we decided to go for something different for this group of friends. The menu included 2 pasta dishes; linguine with caramelized onions, mushrooms and parsley and penne with corn, tomatoes and caramelized onions. We also made homemade bread
, cheese soufflé, arugula salad, and blueberry cobbler for dessert.
I couldn’t let the day pass without teaching the beauty of adding caramelized onions
to a dish to add a special twist. We even cooked scrambled eggs with the onions for everyone to sample and then added a small amount of cider vinegar for an added twist.
I think everyone would say it was a fun and delicious day. Click onto all of my links for the recipes to some of the days treats.
Here is the salad recipe:
Arugula, Pear, Pecan and Bluecheese salad w/ Apple Cider vinaigrette
- 6 cups of arugula
- 2 ripe pears
- ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
- ½ cup toasted pecan pieces
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Wash 6 cups arugula and dry. Place greens in large salad bowl. Slice pears and add to greens. Toss salad with vinaigrette. Top with pecans and blue cheese.
Note: Granny smith apples may be substituted for pears. Serves 6.