Berry Blast Salad

by Marlene Hibbard

Gather

2 bags prewashed spinach
6 ounces sliced almonds
5-ounce bag dried cranberries
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper

Go

1. Put spinach in a medium bowl.
2. Add almonds and cranberries. Set aside.
3. In a small cup, stir together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, sugar, salt and pepper.
4. Pour dressing over salad and toss until spinach is lightly coated.
5. Serve alongside Black Bear Bread and Bare-Faced Meatloaf to make a meal fit for a family or bears . . . just watch out for Goldilocks.

This article originally appeared in the March 2012 issue of Focus on the Family Clubhouse magazine. Copyright © 2012 by Marlene Hibbard. Used by permission. Photo © Ron and Karen Nickel.