Monday, June 01, 2009

A F&%@#ing Salad

Yes, this is what I have to show for my weeks of absence. It's all I can muster. I don't know why I feel like I have some 'splaining to do every time I take off for awhile, but I guess that's just how committed I am. Ha!

I really haven't been cooking much at all. I'm just too fucking lazy! All I want to do is sit on the couch with my feet up, eat ice cream and watch Jon and Kate careen nose-first into complete loathing and contempt. I have eaten Cinnamon Life cereal for dinner twice in the last week (I amended it with an apple and some peanut butter), and have only set foot in the kitchen about twice. I did make some delicious risotto with morels and garlic scapes last week, but I've been so off my game that I actually forgot to photograph it. I think what it really boils down to is that when I'm hungry, I'm hungry and I don't want to pussyfoot around with prettiness and creativity. I need food in my gob and I need it now.

This salad was decent. At least it was nutritious. It reminded me a little of a classic chopped salad, for all of the veggies I draped over the top of the lettuce, or of bibimbap in salad form. I realized after I'd done it that I chopped the cukes into stupid little bites instead of elegant spears like the rest of the vegetables, so I ended up doing the same to the beautiful heirloom tomato. French breakfast radishes, red bell pepper, cherokee purple tomato, plain ol' cukes and some shredded chicken breast on Romaine lettuce, dribbled with store-bought salad dressing and sprinkled with torn basil leaves and cilantro flowers.

In a few weeks is the pig roast, so at least there'll be that to look forward to.

21 comments:

Manggy said...

Aren't you nearly due in a few weeks?! (or does time just fly for me?) Anyway, lookit you claiming to be too lazy for prettification and stuff! I love the backdrop and the splashes of color in the dish! And I have been known to eat the occasional salad, so it's all goood :)

We don't get Jon and Kate among our cable channels here (have to pay extra for it), but I get bits of it on The Soup. I still laugh whenever Kate just goes on and on as Jon stares into space :)

Elra said...

I like the title, though I can't really read it very well. LOL!

Heather said...

Marky - ha! Yes, I am due in only 25 more weeks. Kate is such a ball-breaker.

Elra - You are too ladylike to use such colorful language.

Nikki said...

It's OK, boo. You're allowed to make a salad. Or not make a salad. Shit, cinnamon Life rocks. But you'll make up for today with footage from the pig roast. Even if it's just pics of you laid up watching everyone else work. Hey, I think I'm kinda excited about your pig roast. Next weekend is the Texas Pete Twin City RibFest in Winston-Salem & I forgot about that til just now. Oh yay. I like how I just rambled on just now :-/

peter said...

You should have a special Pig Roast Observation Throne constructed so that you can survey all the hard work of others, take pictures, and then accept their offerings of greasy platefuls of grub.

Foodycat said...

Is it the birthday pig roast again? Wow that year has gone quickly.

Bellini Valli said...

You are entitled to sit with your feet up. Where's the hubs to cook you lavish dinners and feed you grapes by hand:D

glamah16 said...

No need to explain. I just klove to hear from you.Pug Roast! YOU THINK YOU CAN HANDLE IT?

cookiecrumb said...

Ha ha ha! Salad!
Why, oh why did they invent food blogs that torment us into guilt?
Take it easy, dolling.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I'm doing a lot of salads these days myself.

The thing that's great about salad is that there are a million variations, so you can just keep photographing the same one, but add one item or take something away. It can be like those "which picture has something different" stuff from Highlights Magazine.

we are never full said...

dude... i'm not even pregnant and i feel the same way as you do about eating pronto. don't feel bad, we do miss you but think about how tired you're gonna feel when baby voodoo is born!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

No one is expecting a constant stream of posts in your condition. I'm not sure I want recipes for pickles and ice cream casserole. ;-)

Did I hear someone say pig roast? Now that's something that MUST make it here on this blog.

J.Danger said...

HAHAHAHAHA! Cinnamon Life is a dinner staple for me around here lately! That and frosted mini wheats! Geesh.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT NOW. Keep those feet up!

LC said...

Salad looks good but wish you'd gotten some shots of that risotto--pregger food if there ever was such a thing!

Heather said...

Nikki - This year I'll get help so I can shoot more and micromanage less.

Jube - I like the cut of your gib.

Alicia - TELL ME ABOUT IT.

Valli - Heh, that's another reason I have been blogging much - Scott's been doing some of the cooking. :)

Courtney - I can definitely handle a pug roast. ;)

Ms. Crumb - I won't let the plastic get me down.

Jen - Oh, I know! All I need to do is change the protein and dressing and it's brand new.

Amy - Gah, I know. I should be counting my blessings right now.

Rachel - Well to be fair, I've only been eating the ice cream. It's a great source of calcium!

Ms. Danger - Heh, I also have a box of Frosted Mini Wheats. It's like you're in my brain.

Lang - I know, it was so sad. I can make it again, I guess - it's farmer's market day.

Brooke said...

This looks lovely and colorful. But that parasite is making you lazy - store bought dressing? Really? What brand?

We just might make it to the pig roast! We're trying to make it happen.

Peter M said...

Darlin, that's a substantive salad...if I do f-ing say so myself!

Kick back, relax...don't force anything - you are "with child".

maybelle's mom said...

Alright everyone deserves a bloggy break. but, being preggo, you really deserve one. PG turns me into an invalid so that you can blog at all and be pregnant is impressive.

Brittany said...

Well, that salad look so delicious, and my mouth is STILL watering from last years pig roast post!

bordering on somatics said...

Ummmm...looks delicious and yet easy to make at the same time. What could be more perfect for a busy bee like me? Great post.

Oakley Rhodes said...

Oh man, I know what you mean about the feeling the need to 'splain any sort of blog absence. I have nightmares (yes! nightmares!) if I haven't blogged in a few weeks. It's a compulsion.