I host a book club every month for women from my church and always provide food. It’s generally a mixture of sweet and salty food with a sprinkle of healthy. We laugh, we cry, we eat, and we chat for hours on end. It is one of my most favorite days each month.
The food selection varies from month to month. I often choose a pinterest recipe that I’ve been dying to try knowing that if it totally flops, i have a very forgiving crowd. Despite the change in menu, one item is always at the top of the list. It’s become known to the ladies and my husband as “The Book Club Salad.” It is delicious, easy, and always a huge hit! Many of the women take one look at the spread and exclaim, “Oh good, you made the salad!”
It’s nothing special, but it’s delicious and one that you need to make for your next gathering or dinner.
- 1 Bag Mixed Greens
- 1 Gala Apple, Chopped
- 1 Pear, Chopped
- 1 Bag of Gluten-Free Croutons
- Parmesan Cheese
- Brianna's Real French Vinaigrette Dressing
- Rinse greens and add to a large bowl.
- Cut up the apple and pear into bite size chunks (with peel left on). Add to top of salad. (If prepping in advance, toss with some lemon juice and store in an airtight container.)
- Sprinkle Parmesan Cheese and croutons over the top.
- Add enough Brianna's Dressing so that all is covered. Toss salad until well mixed.
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Be sure to read all of your labels. I have found many spices and other products (i.e. garlic powder) that include additional ingredients like soy.
Known Allergy Information (containing the major 8): Dairy
**Disclaimer: Please note that every child’s sensitivity to their given allergen(s) varies. Some of the items that I use do contain “natural flavoring” and “spices” which is hard to determine if it is 100% allergy free. You should always check with the manufacturer to confirm that your child can have their product(s). The products that I list are items that I’ve been using for awhile and have proven to be safe for my boys (their allergies are dairy, egg, peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish and sesame).**
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