Watermelon In My Salad

I wasn’t going to blog today.  Mostly because I don’t have anything to report.  As per usual.

But then I decided I’d tell you that I put watermelon in my salad.  I planned to mention that I see watermelon salads on restaurant menus often.  I don’t eat at any of those restaurants, or any restaurants, really, unless of course, they have a large menu board hanging above a counter from which you place your order.  I do, however, read many food related blogs.  And on those food related blogs, you’ll often see watermelon salads.  Usually with basil and maybe a strong cheese like feta or goat cheese.

It seems like an odd combination, fruit and a savory based salad, but it’s really quite delicious. And refreshing on a warm day.

Craig is adamantly opposed to fruit in salad.  Unless it’s fruit salad.  The sweet/savory combination does nothing to tempt him.  I did not marry him for his adventurous palate. 😉

Anyway, I was going to mention all of this and post a picture, because everything is better with a picture.  I took some shots, but none of them turned out very well and I was too hungry to keep snapping photos of the subject.  So, I ate my lunch, the evidence, if you will, and have no proof.

You’ll have to just trust me.  Because really?  Who would lie about something like this?

I’ve been adding watermelon to my salad quite frequently and I sort of figured most people would find it odd and perhaps a little off putting, but yesterday at the pool, my neighbor pulled out a salad and it had watermelon on it!  Go figure.

You know,  it might have been better if I didn’t blog at all because this watermelon drivel is turning into one hot mess. 

But, I shall carry on and also tell you that I scored eight boxes of pasta for free today.  I have no idea what I’ll do with eight boxes of free pasta or the six boxes I already had in my pantry, or the thirteen other boxes of pasta I plan to get for free the next time I go to the store.  The pasta was on sale for $1 and there was a $1/1 coupon in the newspaper a couple of weeks ago.  Naturally, I purchased 20 more coupons so I can conquer the bargain shopping worldadd to my pasta stash.  I’m Italian and all, and Caroline is carbivore, but not even the two of us can eat that much pasta. 

I think I’ll save most of it for a food drive and give it away.

For me, it’s the thrill of the hunt, anyway.  But, NO, you won’t find me on one of those extreme couponing shows any time soon.

Tomorrow is super double coupon day and if I’m really lucky, I think I’ll be able to score some free chocolate. 

Free chocolate is way better than free pasta. 



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