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Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007, 11:10 am

Hmmm... this community is kind of quiet, but maybe enough people are paying attention that you can still give me some good advice. I keep getting salad mix in my boxes, and I am so tired of salad.... With the weather changing I find myself seeking out more comfort foods and cold salad just doesn't appeal so much anymore.

I've done the warm goat cheese idea (extremely delicious, but goat cheese is so expensive here!) and tried throwing in things like chicken and almonds, but I feel like I'm out of ideas. Can anyone suggest something interesting to do with salad mix? Maybe something to make it feel a little more substantial?

Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)

This pasta made with mesclun sounds good: http://www.oldshawfarm.com/archives/000775.html. I saw something similar on foodtv but can't seem to find it on their web site.

Could you use a less expensive kind of cheese (mozzarella?) but still bread it or crust it with nuts and fry it?

Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)

Ooh, that pasta sounds fabulous. I didn't realize until a little bit ago that salad mix == mesclun. Now I have a better idea what to google, too.

I could try using another cheese, but the nice thing about goat cheese when it gets warm is that it still falls apart, so it can be distributed throughout the salad. I fear that mozzarella would just stick together in a big clump. I wonder if warmed up ricotta would be good... it wouldn't clump like goat cheese, so it would be hard to bread it and fry it, but it would still be warm and cheesy... hmm.

Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)

You could always add some egg or breadcrumbs to the ricotta before frying it.

That actually sounds pretty good to me.

Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)

Yeah, something to hold it together? Grand idea. I shall try it! :D Yum.

Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)

It is the best frying thing EVAR
Good enough to make me type like a lolcat.

Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)

And in fact forget how to spell it too. *hides face*

Wed, Oct. 31st, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)

Would you believe it... I don't think I've ever HAD Camembert. And I lived in France for five years! For shame!!

Fries up nicely, eh? I think I have to try that.