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,
Pineapple and Coconut Salad
4 c. of fresh pineapple cubed
3/4 c. sweetened flaked coconut
1. Mix the two ingredients in a medium-sized bowl until well combined.