Posts Tagged ‘Salad’
I’m actually tired of eating today. After all the rich food from the holidays, I’ve finally had it. This won’t last long. I give myself until dinnertime, and I will probably be hungry again, but as of now, I have no cravings and no desire to eat.
I should mention I had a nice lunch. I finished the leftovers from Edmart. There’s only some some slaw left, which is a top seller at the store. I think because it’s made with with olive oil and vinegar instead of mayonnaise, giving it a healthier twist. Inspired, I now substitute olive oil and vinegar in most of my salads, except chicken salad and tuna. I especially love it in warm red bliss potato salad.
Have you every tried this kind of potato salad? It’s a favorite in our house. It’s super-easy to make, and so pretty! You can also serve it cold in the summer. It holds up well and won’t spoil in transit.
I’m including the recipe below. I will have pictures up after dinner, because now I’m getting hungry again.
Today Luci and I are taking the train to Baltimore to visit my family for Passover. John is joining us either tomorrow or Monday, depending on when he can get away. I miss him.
Traveling on a train or plane takes careful planning food-wise because once you board, you’re trapped. Unless you pack your own sustenance, you’re stuck buying stale bags of chips, and if you’re lucky, some sort of un-namable cheese product.
Last night I packed lunch using all our leftovers. John always says he will eat them whenever we go somewhere and he has to stay home, but then I get back, open the fridge, and am assaulted by a mess of smelly food that should have been eaten days before. So now I’ve gotten smart.
In a bowl, I mixed salmon and quinoa from last night’s dinner, then threw in some broccoli. After chopping all the ingredients, I tossed in a handful of sunflower seeds to provide some extra crunch. A drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice, and my salad is complete. How easy is that?
I like this dish because it used up everything in the fridge, and I didn’t have to go shopping for anything extra. It’s also a great dish to take on the road while the weather’s still cold. I wouldn’t recommend it for a long trip once it warms up outside.
Now if only I could count on the train ride being this easy.