It's been a busy couple of weeks with work and the kids. I haven't been making enough lunches to bring to work and have instead been spending lots of money and lots of empty calories on junk from my office cafeteria.
I found myself this morning with a 'fridge full of CSA veggies and the realization that more veggies would be arriving today.
It was time to get it together.
I made this "salad" right into a huge tupperware container so that I could bring it to work. It's a whole head of romaine lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces, sliced red cabbage (yup, I've still got red cabbage from two weeks ago in my fridge, as crisp and delicious as ever), and pickled beets. I brought a little container of balsamic vinegar with me to the office, but, truthfully, it didn't need it. The beets were juicy enough to compensate for a lack of dressing.
This isn't so much a recipe; it's more of a reminder to myself.
Why do I ever NOT bring my lunch?!
An unexpected bonus of this meal: A co-worker noticed my GIANT bowl of salad and we got to talking about food. It turns out he also gets CSA veggies and is really concerned about environmental sustainability, genetically modified foods, etc.
Yes! It's catching on!