ARF/5-A-Day #112

by Cate on March 25, 2008

chopped-bacon-lettuce-and-tomato-salad-small.JPGSo the calendar says Spring is here, and the temperature … ooooh …. almost nearly agrees.  Today it hit 50 mid-afternoon, and it was almost, almost warm enough to toss your coat by the wayside.  Almost, but not quite.  I, for one, cannot wait for the warmer weather to finally be here.  Normally I don’t mind the cold, but being pregnant this Winter and being paranoid about falling on the ice, and then hibernating a bit with Madeline in the beginning because she’s still just a wee little thing … well, we’re ready to go OUTSIDE, you know?  

Although the best Jersey red tomatoes are still a few months away, they’re getting a little less anemic lately and we decided it was time for a salad.  Turning to an old favorite, we enjoyed a Chopped Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Salad.  Mmmm, everything is better with bacon.  Or is it bourbon?  No matter … it was good, and now it’s gone.   

Snarkmeister kicks us off this week with her hearty bowl of Rainbow Pasta:

Charisse from More Bread and Cheese, Please is joining us with her twist on sweet potatoes, curried style:

Teczcape is back with a vegetable-stuffed pasta sauce that could almost qualify as a meal by itself!

Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska celebrates the almighty beet with her Beet and Red Pepper Salad:

Diet, Dessert and Dogs is back this week with a perfect Think Spring dip – Asparagus.  I’ve made a good one from Paula Deen before, but this one looks quite a bit healthier.

Sarah from What Smells So Good welcomes the new season with her Queenie Bean Salad, full of ARF/5-A-Day goodness:

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Ricki March 26, 2008 at 9:36 am

A great and colorful roundup. . . spring may really be on the way (finally!). Thanks, Kate. (Oh, and why not bacon AND bourbon??) ;)

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Laurie Constantino March 26, 2008 at 2:07 pm

Bacon and Bourbon. Definitely no way to go wrong with that. All the recipes this week look terrific.

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claire March 26, 2008 at 10:39 pm

I was sad to not get an entry in but I’ve been doing 12 hour shifts on labor and delivery at the hospital…it’s great fun when babies are being born but can get boring when no one’s there! Yay for spring…it means veggies!

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