Well, so much for my promise of posting on a more regular basis…
To all of my teacher readers out there: you know what happens when spring break starts inching closer. The madness sets in. The students start going bonkers, and it takes every ounce of your self-control to not lose your mind slash physically harm them. Plus we had planned a fantastic babymoon.
Basically I spent weeks talking myself off the ledge, waiting to go here:It. was. paradise. Then we went here:
Coolest place ever.
Then we got home and I was in denial for a week. After a week of spa treatments, amazing food and poolside relaxation, I almost refused to get on the plane.
Alas, back to reality and the myriad of projects we have to complete. In 6 weeks there will be a bouncing bundle of joy…so exciting, but also a little scary!
I actually have a bunch of yummy food to share with you all. Let’s start with this quick and easy salad. You all know how much I love the Strip District. Stamoolis Brothers is one of the stops I frequent. They have the best fresh feta ever…and surprisingly it’s French. They also have wonderful fresh pitas.
you will need:
2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
¾ cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 medium cucumber,
¼ red onion, thinly sliced
handful kalamata olives, chopped
handful marinated artichokes, roughly chopped
¼ cup (or more) crumbled feta cheese (the better quality, the better!)
handful crumbled pita chips
fresh pita bread
Greek dressing – store bought or homemade
Add romaine to a large bowl. Toss with tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives and artichokes. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Dish into serving bowls, then top with feta and pita chips. I think gyro-style lamb would be amazing on top of this salad – I’ll try it next time. Oh, the leftovers make an amazing lunch for the next day!
time: 10 minutes