I wanted something quick and easy that I could eat as main dish salad and my Husband would eat as a side to his dinner tonight. The Warm Spinach Salad with Pancetta and Gorgonzola fit the bill for both of us. The dressing made from a few basic ingredients that included pancetta and shallots - I had to sub those since I didn't have red onions - was so simple yet, so flavorful. The Gorgonzola really compliments the saltiness of the pancetta. I found it filling as a main course salad and with the simplicity of it's preparation this will be something I know I can throw together without alot of forethought.
I can see this as being worthy of serving as a first course when you have company for dinner. It requires only a small amount of last minute preparation so you wouldn't be pulled away for a lengthy amount of time. If this recipe is any indication, I think I will be revisiting this cookbook more often.