This is one of my husband's favorite salads. It makes a great salad for fall because it goes well with the heartier meals we start having as the weather cools. If you need to make it up ahead of time, chop everything and hold separately. Toss at the last minute (toss the pears earlier with a bit of the dressing, and the acid in the dressing will help keep them from turning brown). A bit more gourmet than my favorite everyday fall salad, it's still easy to fix for a weeknight meal.
Inspired by America's Test Kitchen Family Favorites Cookbook
Romaine or other salad greens of choice
Chopped pears (skin left on)
Gorgonzola or other blue cheese, crumbled
Toss together and serve! (Amounts are completely dependent on number of servings needed. Just use your best judgment and go with it)