Monday, December 29, 2008

Winter Fruit Salad with Honey-Orange Dressing

Well, last night was the Bradshaw's last Sunday dinner together before Kelli left us, returning to Salt Lake to put her nose back to the grindstone. Sunday dinners are something we all look forward to very much- especially this time of year when we are (almost) all together. Much brainstorming, deliberation and careful selection goes into the menu planning. We only have about two Sundays together, so they have to be outstanding. And were they ever!

Last Sunday we enjoyed a Mexican fiesta. Kelli did homemade salsa and fried tortillas for tostadas. Mom prepped all the toppins. Candice made the beans and shredded beef, and Maren took care of the fried ice cream balls. It was a feast fit for Mexican royalty.

For yesterday we decided upon Maren's breaded chicken (will post soon), Kelli and Emma headed up Pioneer Woman's mashed potatoes (THE best) and Kelli's famous melt-in-your-mouth rolls, Mom roasted the asparagus, and Candice did Winter fruit salad with honey orange dressing and Molten Chocolate Cakes to wash it all down. We say it every Sunday, but it really might have been the best meal any of us had ever had. It doesn't get much better than feasting around the dinner table as a family- especially when everyone came together to prepare the feast.

This salad is meant to be plated on individual salad plates, but we just don't have that luxury with our numbers. Over-sized platters are our friends. You will LOVE this salad. Please do try.

Winter Fruit Salad with Honey-Orange Dressing

Red leaf lettuce
4 oranges, peeled and sliced
4 kiwi, peeled and sliced
3 bananas, peeled and sliced

2/3 C. orange juice
2 tsp. cornstarch
2 T. honey
1/3 C. sour cream

In small saucepan, cook orange juice, cornstarch, and honey over medium heat til mixture just comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Cool completely. Stir in sour cream. Cover and refrigerate til serving time.

To serve, place lettuce leaves on salad plates; arrange fruit on lettuce. Top each with 1-2 T. dressing.
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