Of all the menu items I made yesterday, my favorite was the salad. I copied the ingredients from a salad I had recently at the French Hen, but I changed the dressing and the type of greens.
I used fresh baby greens tossed with a dressing made of 1/4 c. mayo, 1/4 c. maple syrup, 3T wine vinegar, and 1/2 c. oil. I put the tossed greens on a plate, arranged pear slices, sprinkled pomegranate seeds and toasted walnuts on top, and added bleu cheese crumbles. My only regret is that I didn't make more. [The French Hen used baby spinach and a balsamic dressing. My maple dressing worked very well with the pears and cheese.]
Part of the fun was opening a pomegranate for the first time. I'd had the seeds, had the juice, but I had never actually purchased a pomegranate. My best advice would be to wear an apron when you disassemble one. Lots of spurts from those little juicy seeds!