Thursday, June 24, 2010

Salad Days

Ever wonder where this expression came from? Ol' Will himself coined it when his Cleopatra referred to her youth as "My salad days, / When I was green in judgment, cold in blood." It's taking on a new meaning for us. Our clunky but trusty swamp cooler--a Utah icon that lets you cool the dry air just by running it through a wet pad--died when we tried to turn it on a few weeks ago. Then followed research, debate, and visits from HVAC contractors. We've talked ourselves into getting central A/C, plus a whole new furnace. But the workers can't come until next week. In the meantime, we open windows to cool things off at night and slowly watch the temperature creep up all day. Last night's dinner was
  • pasta salad
  • spinach salad
  • ice water
Today the temperature will hit the nineties. Haven't yet devised a dinner plan. Maybe popsicles?

Here's our recipe for a truly scrumptious, almost decadent salad from my BFF cousin:

Allison's Yummy Salad

diced strawberries
fresh spinach
1/2 c mayo
2 T vinegar
1/3 c sugar
1/4 c milk
2 T poppy seeds (I never have these)

Mix dressing and chill ahead of time. Toss all at last minute.

1 comment:

  1. Welove Allisons salad around here too. Good luck w dinner. Taco Bell?