This unusual salad would be a lovely addition to your Christmas dinner table. For vegetarians a feast could consist of this salad accompanied by a refreshing tomato and corn chowder, my mushroom nut loaf in golden puff pastry, and a beautiful Christmas pavlova for dessert. After opening your gifts, you may wish to devour some of my famous rum balls, but do take care as they are addictive and might fill you up before the main feast. Perhaps the rum balls are better served on Christmas eve, though every family has their own traditions.
The pantry is always full when I go home for Christmas to visit my Dad, and when my Mom was alive it was even more packed. Mom and I always prepared some snacks, simple as cheese and crackers and cookies (of course shortbread cookies) to serve as we opened our gifts and enjoyed each other's company. Not a lavish affair and only the close-knit family, but my goodness my Mom would be talking about Christmas for the next year the following day and in early January! She spoiled my brother and me to the point of embarrassment really. I am glad she got some pleasure from the occasion, and she was such a treasure, though visiting my family is precious anytime of year. I miss my Mom and think of her often during the Christmas holidays and dream about her loving presence all of the time.
|Beet, Orange, Olive Salad with Goat Cheese|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on December 17, 2011
A nourishing and colorful winter salad with the robust flavors of beets, oranges, radicchio, olives, sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese
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More salads from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen you are sure to enjoy:
Beet and Feta Salad
Curried Quinoa Salad with Lentils and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Fried Saganaki with Halloumi on a Greek Tomato Salad with Kalamata Olives
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