Salad Bar Meals
|May 20, 2010||Posted by Issa under Simple-Eco-Happy|
Years and years ago when I worked at Pizza Hut, I fell in love with eating off the salad bar. This probably sounds like a really strange thing to write about, but you’ll find a lot of my strange little thoughts here, and this is one of them! I loved how you could get a gazillion little things on your plate in little bite size pieces, all super-yummy fruits and veggies. When I worked really long shifts and couldn’t stop for a meal, I could just graze all day swiping things off the salad bar.
Right after moving in at The Wallow, I tried to create my own little salad bar. I’d set little tins out in the morning on ice, full of fruits and veggies and cheese and other items. I hoped to enjoy happily grazing from it as I toodled around house. Unfortunately, a tiny little salad bar on your counter is a sad, sad thing compared to the bounty in a restaurant. I couldn’t really keep them cool enough to stay really fresh, and there were limited items. I gave up on the idea.
Even in the absence of a salad bar and grazing, though, I can still make a meal out of little bits of yummy variety. Of all the meals in the world, I feel the most decadent and joyful when I’m eating from a plate of juicy fruits and veggies and little bits of meat and cheese. It feels like a tiny little Roman orgy on a plate, as if there should be someone nearby fanning me with a palm leaf.
I recently sat down to a little meal like this, which also makes perfect summer fare, and I just had to take a picture of the pretty plateful. I had watermelon cubes, green grapes, cherry tomatoes, little slices of ham, and slices of colby-jack cheese. The only way it could have been better would be if any of these items came from our garden. Soon I hope to have some of that to add to my feasts as well!
What’s your favorite kind of meal?