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Impress with Less; Don Quixote Salad

Start off your meal with a bang. Here's a great recipe to "impress with less" that I adopted from a salad we had while in San Antonio. This is super easy to make, with only 6 ingredients, and has a lot to talk about.
Layer on a salad plate in order.
Per serving:
1-2 cups mixed greens
1 small handful pecans
4 grapefruit wedges
Several julienned strips of Manchego
Marzetti's light Honey French dressing
Top with 1/8 cup bean sprouts

The French dressing and grapefruit is just magical together, but the real magic comes in the dinner conversation it provokes. It's all about the cheese. Manchego comes from La Mancha Spain. Check out Linda Eder singing Man From La Mancha

Lots of brass and amazing vocals. Wow! I love this song. I have listened to her CD "It's Time" over and over and over . . .What else, or should I say who else, comes from La Mancha? Don Quixote.
Love, seduction, chivalry and wit; what more could you want? How about windmills? There's t…

Focus Hope

Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after.   Dr. Robert Anthony
Focus: Hope, a Detroit area  non-profit charity focused on the fight against racism and poverty, has a special drive in honor of one of their founders who passed away last year.  All Detroit area Art Van stores are  collection sites through February 29th.  You can also organize your own collection site by going to their website.  The Wish List Non-perishable food items New and gently used books Water color sets, acrylic paint sets Colored tissue paper, card stock, Wax paper, construction paper, Scissors, drawing pencils, rulers, Wood and glass beads, Popsicle sticks, toothpicks, Cotton balls, sponges, straws, Glitter, sequins, feathers,  Craft foam, white glue
Together, we will build a community that respects the beauty and dignity of all people.