Posts Tagged ‘salads’

kale walnut salad 2

I don’t know about you guys but when I get home from work I am hard-wired to eat.

I’m not ready for dinner per say.  In fact we are late eaters but I do need something.

I try to be proactive and have something good for me waiting.

kale walnut salad

You know, like this.  Something good and delicious and easy to get at so I don’t just jam handfuls of cheez-its and jelly beans into my face.  It happens, it’s not pretty looking.

Well that’s where this salad came about. I prepped it on a Sunday and thought it should get me through Wednesday.  You are one smart cookie Jennifer.  You got this adult thing figured out.

What you don’t have figured out is how not to keep “taste-testing” this amazing salad on Sunday and then eat all of it on Monday!


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mediterranean pepper salad 2I think I’m suffering from seasonal affective disorder.  Anyone else?

Maybe post holiday blues.  I’m pretty sure I have frost bite but I’m not a doctor so maybe not, I don’t know.

All I know is that everything has turned blah and cold.  I’m struggling to want to do anything.  Frankly seeing the temperature in my car at 12 degrees the other morning when I went to heat it up so Larry and I don’t turn into a popsicle was just a slap in the face to my mood. Blah.  Not cool winter.

pepper trio

I’ve been dreaming of warmth, how I wish I was here again.  I’d even happily go with my sister again and refuse any gin.  That’s not true.  That last part about gin was a lie, sorry.  It’s this weather.  Blurg.

On our frigid drives to work these couple of weeks Larry and I have been hatching a little plan to just keep going.  Forget work, forget New England winters and head south to Savannah.  I’m not sure how we came up with Savannah except I’ve never been and have always wanted and well, Larry is game for anything.


We would just drive into town.  I’ll work at some diner with a cute little uniform in some 1940’s style.  The patrons would be humored by my sassy northern ways and Larry would follow me around as I wait my tables.  I’m assuming that would not be any sort of health code violation or anything.  People would think we were the bees knees and say “that’s a mighty fine dog you have there” and I would say, “that’s not my dog, he’s my best friend” and scene.  Is that not normal?  She shrugs her shoulders, exit stage left.


We don’t talk about the reality of this plan being we would be leaving Franklin, Newton and Adam and that would be just awful but Savannah does sound nice and warm and I can be sassy.


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Are you lamenting the end of summer?  Well than you probably want to skip ahead a couple of sentences.

Ready?  Have you looked away?  O.k.  Here we go.


So long summer chumps, hello what I like to consider the greatest of all seasons, FALL!!!

Oh my, I’m sorry.  I don’t what came over me.  I am very tired from still having no days off.  Maybe that’s it.  Sorry about the whole chump thing.  I feel dreadful on the inside, sinserly…But I did warn you.  Lets call it even.  I’ll make you a salad for old summer-time sake.


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This is a simple salad.  A simple, pretty salad.   It’s not astrophysics.

If it was astrophysics, maybe Neil deGrasse Tyson would walk us through it.  Break down the different parts of this salad and explain it to you and I so it would actually make sense.

He would be so enthusiastic about this salad and the universe around it that you too will want to learn all about it.  You might turn to your loved one and say I think I can wrap my brain around this.  I think I understand it now, sort of, maybe,most of the time.  That how good Neil is.  Can I call him Neil?  Is that to personal?  Well I’m doing it.  Neil makes the universe and astrophysics-worthy salads intelligible and just plain fun.  I think he is the bees knees.

But alas this salad is not astrophysics.  It’s a simple salad that we can easily wrap our heads around.  Thank you Neil deGrasse Tyson your work is done here.


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My husband and I took a little road trip this past weekend to visit his parents in New Jersey.  We had a tag along.

We couldn’t bring the whole gang so we had to play the oldest card and Frankie and Larry had their own little adventure at doggie camp.

Newton was magnificent, we had never taken him on such a long trip before and wasn’t sure what his reaction was going to be but he had a blast on the road and at my in-laws.

He thoroughly enjoyed the Thomas Edison Rest Stop on the Jersey Turnpike, you know, because they are both men of science and spending the whole trip being spoiled rotten remembering the good old days when he was the only dog and all attention was aimed at him.  Ah, the salad days.


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