Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Eat the damn salad
I kind of feel like stopping there because it has been an exhausting day full of the void of no one knowing what they should do (other than stay home) and so wandering from space to space, starting one thing, putting it down, picking something else up and then feeling restless after 15 minutes, turning the tv on, turning it off. You get the idea.
The dog has been on four long walks today. The dog is tired.
It's not that I didn't have the time to make something interesting and elaborate for dinner tonight. I didn't have the brain.
Back to the salad: it's crunchy, salty, sweet, has a little protein from the walnuts and feta and is made with stuff that is available year-round in Michigan so no reliance on perfect produce. It makes me happy every time I eat it.
Guess what I'm having for dinner tonight?
Kate's favorite salad
in per person quantities
about 1/2 a small apple, Pink Lady is my favorite
1 scallion, sliced
1 stalk of celery, sliced
about 1/4 C of walnuts
about 2 T crumbled feta
some lettuce (you can use whatever you've got. I've made it with everything under the sun including arugula and iceberg lettuce. Because of the sweetness of the apples, punchy greens are pretty nice here.)
optional--some shredded cabbage, green or red, doesn't matter
optional--a few sliced radishes
optional--some chopped parsley
Pile it all on a plate and drizzle on your favorite vinaigrette, or really whatever you like on your salads.