Alright, after living here for 3 months I've made my first salad and it wasn't just a salad, it was a big salad! I need a salad wit oomph, otherwise I am still hungry and I'll have a salad and something else. I want a salad that makes me feel full. I actually bought some fixings for a shrimp salad since the shrimp was on sale but I had some turkey that I needed to use (I bougt me some turkey thighs the other day so I could have my own leftovers, LOL) so I made a turkey salad. I pretty much use a lot of what I have on hand and when I originally moved in I bought a lot of beans and such to put into salads where they have remained until today. Here is what I put in my salad tonight:
spinach (I use this instead of lettuce for the nutritional value)
cucumbers (a staple in my salads yet the ones at salad bars I usually avoid)
1 boiled egg (I forgot I had eggs in my fridge, LOL)
peas (I just found out they're not considered a green vegetable, wtf?)
garbanzo beans (extra oomph)
There is not that much dressing on the salad, I didn't mix it up very well before I took the pic. The bottom was actually quite dry. Also, using chopsticks not recommended for amateurs when peas and garbanzo beans are in the mix.
Actually looking at that list, that's not as impressive a salad as I normally like. I did go back to buy salad fixings (which consisted of the cuc and spinach) after I bought the shrimp so I just did a run through since I had just been in that section. I think I need to buy some heart of palm, avocados and black olives, then my salad will be compete. Since I have to go to the post office again tomorrow I can shoot for a salad 2 days in a row, LOL. I couldn't find my favorite salad dressing which is Girard's Champagne Lite (Barb turned me on to this) so I made it with an Italian dressing. Are there fave salad ingredients of yours that I'm missing?
BTW, my new favorite song is Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol. It was the song at the beginning of the season for the Grey's Anatomy commercial. I heard it on the radio today and sat listening to it so I could hear who sang it. I've downloaded this as well as You Could Be Happy, also by Snow Patrol. I have Chasing Cars up on my myspace page if you want to listen to it.