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Raspberry Spinach Salad

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When I made this salad for Smith Fun Night “R” Edition, it got so many oohs and ahhs. Here’s the recipe:

Raspberry Spinach Salad
Makes 6 servings

2 tbsp raspberry vinegar
2 tbsp seedless raspberry jam
1/3 cup corn oil
4 cups torn fresh spinach, tightly packed (about 5 oz)
1 cup fresh raspberries

Optional:
1 3.5 oz jar lightly salted macadamia nuts, chopped
3 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced

Process vinegar and jam in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides. With blender on high, gradually add oil in a slow, steady stream: blend until thickened.

Combine spinach and remaining 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing and toss gently.

(From the “Cookin’ Quickies” Mr. Food cookbook)

I did not add macadamia nuts or kiwi, but it would definitely give the salad additional pizzazz! I served the dressing and raspberries on the side so people could add as they please. Let me tell you…I’m not a fan of fresh raspberries (but I love the flavoring of raspberries!), but this was yummy!┬á Definitely a keeper recipe ­čÖé

Smith Fun Night – “R” & “W” Editions

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Smith Fun Night “R” Edition happened on September 24, 2010. Here are the details:

Roasted Garlic Dip – My food processor ate up the blade cover that someone (maybe it was me…) forgot to┬áremove before using.
Raspberry Spinach Salad – YUM! (recipe in future post)
Ravioli Skillet Lasagna – Yum again!
Rice Krispie Treats
Ranger Cookies
Root Beer Floats – (I don’t even know if we made any!)
Roasty┬áToasties – What a yummy beverage ­čÖé
Rum & Cokes
Rogue beer

We watched “Robin Hood: Men In Tights” – It was my first time seeing it…be proud!

Smith Fun Night “W” Edition also served as our Halloween party for the year. It took place on October 30, 2010.

Wings – 2 Ways
White Cheddar Popcorn
Wisconsin Beer & Cheese Soup – DELICIOUS! (recipe in future post)
Wicked Good Halloween Pasta
Wonderful Pumpkin Brownies
Weird Creepcakes – If you have some extra time, these are so fun to decorate!

Drinks:
Witch’s Punch
Wild Scary Berry Cosmos
Woo-Woos
White Russians

Entertainment:
“When a Stranger Calls”
“The Witches”

Everyone dressed up, and the best part was when Lefay┬á– otherwise known as Matt-┬ácame up to the back slider with his chainsaw and Frank threw his drink across┬áthe room from being so startled. CLASSIC! ­čśŤ