I think I’m over salads. Blame the changing seasons (though it is currently 88 degrees outside ;)), but I’m done with them (for now). I had all the ingredients set out for a tasty leftover salad for lunch today, but the idea of the cold salad didn’t sound appealing in the least. Do you know what did sound appealing? Heating everything up and making a hot salad instead.
Yes. Much better. 🙂
Basically I took all of the ingredients I was about to put in the salad bowl and put them in a pan on the stove top instead. Carrot, leftover pork, leftover potato, walnuts, and spinach (added at the end) were all warmed up and served HOT. I also crumbled some white cheddar cheese and added it at the last minute. The cheese totally hit the spot.
Hot salads are so much more fun to eat than cold ones. I think I might also be burnt out on spinach. Perhaps I should change it up with some arugula or baby spring mix blend? I always buy spinach because it’s so easy to add to random weeknight dishes for an extra green veggie kick (like throwing a handful in soups or smoothies), plus Derek loves adding spinach to his daily sandwiches. Regular lettuce (romaine, red leaf, green, etc.), has always been sort of blah and flavorless to me (and not as nutrient dense), so I favored the spinach. Definitely time to mix it up. Until then, I’m a fan of the hot salad creations. 🙂
Has anyone else been losing interest in salads lately? I really do believe the changes of seasons has a lot to do with it. Instead of craving cold salad, I’m craving soups, pumpkin, and roasted everything. yummmmmm.
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