So remember how I said I didn’t get kale? My friend Ari made us the most amazing raw kale salad last weekend. SIMPLE: Washed, stemmed, sliced, tossed with toasted hazelnuts, olive oil and raw garlic. Perfectly fresh, substantial and delicious. And not just because of the martini on an empty stomach. At least I don’t think so. See a similar recipe for kale below.
What else do I have to tell you? OMG, 20th college reunion this weekend! All I can say is that 1) I have the white dress for the parade and 2) well, I’m not as skinny as I was in college, but I’m just as blond and thinner than I was at the last reunion! And of course, accomplished. Ahem. Seriously, though, looking forward to seeing the “uncommon women” on the green.
May sunny skies greet you all week!
Sunday: Salmon with Sweet Chile Glaze, Sautéed Green Beans
Monday: Pork Shoulder Ragu (terrific, simple recipe from Dinner A Love Story) and Pasta
Tuesday: Kids have their annual check-up, so again, easy: think we’ll buy a rotisserie chicken and make a Thai Chicken Salad.
Wednesday: Grilled Fish Tacos (if it’s not raining…or maybe if it is) something like this recipe from Food & Wine
Thursday: Looks like it might be the first day of the week without rain, which means: GRILL!! Ina Garten’s Tuscan Lemon Chicken and Raw Kale Salad and Parmesan & Hazelnuts (courtesy of London Foodie in NY- based on a salad from Marlow & Sons).
Friday: I have a work dinner to attend, so Melisa and the kids will probably order out
Saturday: 20th College reunion at Mount Holyoke! In honor of this exciting event, I bringing you the Mount Holyoke Drinking Song:
Tired of books and boring classes,
drop your books, pick up your glasses
toast – to those who boast –
of mixing Greek and Latin with a cool Manhattan
Smith, may have their iced tea hours
We prefer our whiskey sours
Drink and never think
about tomorrow tonight
And over there they have their Heidelbergs
And then there’s Morey’s down at Yale…
But when those Harvard boys
Drink to college joys
It’s dull, you must agree
Squeezing lemon in your tea….
The face upon the bar room floor
I’d rather be than dull once more
We’re HERE, Bring on the BEER,
Who cares tonight, we’ll be sober tomorrow
Here’s a toast to Old MHC!