“Two Happy Salads” — Sounds like a Thomas M. Disch short story, doesn’t it? But, no, it’s just a food post.
Like a lot of people, we like salad A LOT in the hot weather. We usually don’t put tomatoes in, because fresh tomatoes are just too good to mix with anything else. And that’s kind of strange, since, before I married Charlie, the only salad I ever cared for at all was lettuce-and-tomato salad.
Now, I do stuff like this:
Leftover whole-wheat spaghetti, orange bell pepper, cucumber, mushroom, Italian dressing.
Same thing with olives instead of pasta.
What’s your favorite summer salad?
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about salad.
Dan AntionJuly 20, 2016 at 7:44am
Pasta – OK
Olives – I’ll pass (the others around here would gobble that up)
Marian AllenJuly 20, 2016 at 8:38am
Not an olive fan, eh? Around here, I have to hire an armed bodyguard to keep my olives from being filched!
JoeyJuly 20, 2016 at 11:11am
Um, like you, I love me some sliced tomatoes best. Fresh from the garden, makes summer’s heat worth it. Lil mayo, lil salt and pepper. Then probably the Caprese salad. Then maybe a lightly dressed Caesar. I love salads.
Marian AllenJuly 20, 2016 at 11:14am
Yummmmm…. I’ve learned to love salads, making up for all those years when I just wasn’t interested. heh
JoeyJuly 20, 2016 at 11:24am
I no more than left your page and thought of another one I really like, the wedge salad, with radishes, carrots and green onions — but the key is that the dressing has a smidge of bacon grease in it. Heavy on the pepper. Somethin about that one is perfect in composition.
Marian AllenJuly 20, 2016 at 11:55am
Oh, Joey, I’ve also seen a wedge salad that was just a wedge of lettuce and sliced hard-boiled egg. Of course, I would have to sprinkle some capers on there. Drizzle it with spicy French dressing.
JaneJuly 20, 2016 at 11:48am
I am literally so paranoid about cleaning off salad fixings that I do not even buy leafy veg at the store anymore. I don’t know how to resolve this problem short of growing my own lettuce, and let’s face it, that is not going to happen.
Altho….I’ve seen lettuce grown on a vertical sort of wall of growing stuff thingy….. Maybe lettuce just grown on a matrix… Wait a minute. Did I say matrix?
Marian AllenJuly 20, 2016 at 11:57am
I hear you, Jane. But I’m aware of so many things that can kill ya, I’ve gone beyond paranoid and right into fatalistic. Not that I don’t want to crawl into an artificial womb and pretend I’m never gettin’ bornded, but I also have a certain amount of WTF goin’ on.