Thursday, July 28, 2011


I thought that perhaps if I blogged about something completely unrelated to my children or "real life" I would feel better about the chaos that is my home right now :)


I love to make a giant salad for lunch! I throw everything in but the kitchen sink and I've learned a little about what I really like and what I really don't like. First, I really like iceberg lettuce! I know it's like the red-headed step child of the lettuce family, but I love the crispness of it. I also like spinach, but that requires a whole different set of fixins in my eyes, so I stick with the iceberg. Second, about a year ago I stopped using all salad dressing and just use oil and vinegar. It is fun to try different vinegars, balsamic is my favorite but raspberry is a close second! A good oil and vinegar and some salt and pepper and I don't miss the creamy, fat and calorie laden stuff at all!

Fixins...the best part...I like something sweet, something crunchy, something tangy, a little protein and then whatever veggies are laying around! For sweet I prefer grapes, blueberries, strawberries, craisins and raisins (not all at once mind you, I usually pick one). For crunch I love to add nuts, slivered almonds are usually what I have but I love pecans and walnuts too! I stay away from croutons, I like them, they just don't seem as healthy! Every once in a while I have sunflower seeds, they work too! this is my tangy, you might like something "stronger" apple, pomegranate, feta cheese, or on a low supply day...the vinegar is enough! A little protien might be cheese, a hard-boiled egg, some slices of pepperoni, diced up ham or chicken or turkey from dinner the night before, whatever. Once I diced up a hotdog and put it on my salad...I actually loved it...I do love me some hotdogs :) Then I add whatever veggies are literally laying around, you know, leftovers or ones bought specifically for lunch. The other night we had asparagas for dinner so I threw the left overs in my salad the next day. Dee-lish!

Today's salad was iceberg, feta cheese, slivered almonds, grapes, shredded carrot, and leftover peas from dinner last night! Filling and yummy...I finished the meal off with a granola bar and my tummy is full, my taste buds are happy, and my fiber intake should keep me...well, you know!


  1. sounds so good. The place we go to for our anniversary has a 'chopped salad' that has awesome stuff including asparagus, chipolini onions carmalized, corn, and some sort of bean. I love it.

  2. I have a pomegranate vinegar you might like. :) That does sound delish. I had the wendy's berry & chicken salad tonight and it was pretty awesome. I do love a good salad, but sorry, we part ways with the iceburg. It's got so little flavor that I hardly ever eat it.