Homer Simpson declared “You don’t win friends with salad!” during an episode of the Simpsons but I think I could prove him wrong with today’s lunch salad.
Sometimes in the clutch of desperation, you grab wildly and blindly and hope for the best. I trust my culinary instincts and figure that wandering off the beaten path can make for some interesting results. Last night, Cornelius came home with a large bag of Munchies Snack Mix to help him tide his hunger pangs and when he came home for lunch today, he immediately dove head first into the junkfood bag. I decided that a bag of greasy, salty snacks probably wasn’t the best lunch, so I decided to up the nutritional content somewhat. And here is what I came up with:
1 granny smith apple, diced
2 handfuls of Munchie mix, slightly crushed
Kraft Catalina Dressing
1. Put salad greens into 2 bowls.
2. Top with apples and 1 handful each of the Munchie Mix.
3. Drizzle with dressing.
Did Cornelius love it? Hmmm, love may be too strong a word but he declared it “edible” — he would have preferred the snack mix outside the salad. Me, I actually liked the stuff! It had the right elements of salty-sweetness and crunch mixed with an earthy tang. Kraft Catalina dressing was my most favorite salad dressing growing up as a child and I had bought it in a pinch one day at the grocery store. It may not be the best salad dressing now for my refined adult tastes, but it really worked its child-like charm on this salad.