Thursday, November 20, 2008

Roast Beef Salad Recipe

Following the cookbook inventory, we shared a lunch prepared by Ruth McLeod. This delicious salad is a recipe from the Winter Lunch section in Tastes and Treasures, page 167.

Roast Beef Salad

Blue Cheese Dressing
1/2 cup olive oil or vegetable oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley or cilantro 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 garlic clove, crushed 1/2 teaspoon sugar Salt and pepper to taste

1 1/2 pounds chilled roast beef, julienned
12 small fresh mushrooms, sliced
12 cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 avocado, sliced

For the dressing, combine the olive oil, vinegar, cheese, parsley, Dijon mustard, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and seal tightly. Shake to combine. Chill in the refrigerator. Substitute Gorgonzola cheese for the blue cheese for a milder flavor.

For the salad, toss the roast beef, mushrooms, tomatoes, artichokes and avocado in a large salad bowl. Add the dressing and mix until coated. You may serve on a bed of lettuce. Serves 6

2nd Printing of Tastes & Treasures

Tuesday morning, Ruth McLeod assembled a crew at the museum to unload a shipment of the 2nd edition of our cookbook. 2 pallets held boxes filled with a total of 2,000 books. A daunting task? Not so -- Mary Parker, Zona Lorig, Renee Donnelly, Terrie Sanford, Ruth Ann Hogan, Kay Holcombe, Jeannine Moyle, and Joan Robinson-Blumit cheerfully opened boxes; inspected books for quality; then re-sealed the boxes. Inventory numbers were assigned to the boxes, which were then moved into storage. The 830 originally printed cookbooks were moved from the storage area and transported to vehicles for storage at various members' homes or to taken to stores.

Ruth whipped up the Roast Beef Salad (recipe in above post) from Tastes & Treasures - for our lunch. Yum!

Tomorrow, 11/21 through 11/23, League members will be selling the cookbook at ArtFest in Scottsdale, which is held on the grassy area by the central library.