I know I have mentioned many times that I love Fall. Today I have decided that I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love Fall for the cool crisp air and all the colorful leaves. I love that the kids are back in school and we are once again back on a regular schedule. I love Halloween and Thanksgiving and I love all the food that goes along with this amazing season.
Now, the thing that I absolutely hate about Fall is with the cooler weather comes sickness. My little boys always seem to get a runny nose and a cough. With sickness brings whining kids and sleepless nights. As a result of all of this, I end up sick as well. Last week with in a matter of a few days we spent around a hundred dollars on doctors visits and medicine for my youngest. I would have much rather spent that money on a new outfit for my ever dwindling wardrobe!
So here I sit with my head all stuffy and my throat scratchy trying to get my boys to take a nap because they didn’t sleep well last night and I need some quiet time of my own. I am thinking about beaches and warm weather. I am wishing that I was somewhere far away sitting on a beach, reading a book, and enjoying the relaxing sound of the ocean waves as they lap against the shore.
Maybe for a day, I will take a break from all the pumpkin recipes and warm soups and pretend it is Summer again. Maybe, just maybe, if I try hard enough I can convince my body that it is still warm outside and therefore it is not time for my looming cold. I know it is a long shot. But hey, it is worth a try right?
Whether you want to join me in my little La La land visit is up to you. Either way, I suggest that you try this oh so refreshing salad. I use the word salad quite loosely because there are only too ingredients in it. You might even laugh a little when you see what this little “recipe” entails. But none the less it is amazing!
My mom made this for me a while ago. I had never had it before. Maybe the rest of you have and are wondering if I live under a rock somewhere. Regardless I love it, and everybody who tries it loves it as well. So here you go my friends. My little contribution to your imaginary paradise. Enjoy!
Until next time,