I truly live in the land that spring forgot! Today we reached a high of 45 degrees. I don't believe March or April have seen a single day without rain. It's so miserable I've resorted to a few fake and bake sessions just to keep my spirits up.
Since I haven't figured out how to change the weather to suit my fancy, I decided to bring a little "Spring" to the dinner table. The veggies in this salad add a nice pop of color and the goat cheese and prosciutto are fabulously salty and bold and add a great dimension of flavor. The millet was easy to work with and was a nice break from rice or couscous. I love that it's gluten free as well!
Spring Millet Salad
Serves six or more
1 cup uncooked millet
2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
4-5 slices of prosciutto, cut into thin strips
1 tbsp canola oil
4 oz crumbled goat cheese
1 1/2 cups 365 Everyday Value frozen peas and carrots, thawed
thinly sliced chives for garnish
salt and cracked pepper to taste
In a medium saucepan bring stock to a boil. Add millet and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 25 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Place in a large bowl and allow to cool to room temperature. While millet is cooking, heat oil in a small skillet and cook prosciutto until crisp.
Add the prosciutto to the millet and toss. Add the goat cheese and veggies and give it another toss. Salt and pepper to taste and garnish with chives. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.
This is such a lovely salad. I'm thinking it will be a perfect Easter dinner side dish. :) Mmm. Bring on the ham and deviled eggs!
Now on to an exciting giveaway!
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My husband suffers from skin rashes on his torso that worsens in the wintertime. The doctors have prescribed many creams and ointments but nothing seems to do the trick. My son also has cracked itchy skin behind his ears and we've tried everything under the sun to get it to heal. Today I applied Nourished Skin to my son's ears twice and I was pleased to find that it didn't sting like most other treatments have. My son says it feels really soothing and he loves the scent the beeswax brings. I've also been applying it to my dry heels and then putting on nice thick socks before bed. It's making my feet quite happy! I have a great feeling about Lisa's lotion bar. The price of the bars is so reasonable and a little goes a long way.
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