My car broke down today on the way home from work. After limping off the road, getting scared by a carload of thugs, being rescued after a very loooooooong wait by the tow truck driver, I walked home from the mechanic’s shop. Hubby was MIA. Not to worry, being the hardcore scrapbook enthusiast that I am, I had a camera with me, and decided to use it to stave off the boredom during the walk home. “Maybe I will document this…”, I thought. Um…..maybe not.
yep, that's me. yep, that's a sidewalk.
"the long and winding road..." sing it, Paul.
Hubby resurfaced two blocks from home. He had been asleep……
Nonetheless, all is well, and the car is already fixed. Broken spark plug. Go figure.
Anyway, I sure had an appetite for dinner, later on. At work, us girls found a delicious-looking recipe in some magazine that was floating around, and we made copies to take home. I decided that tonight was a good a time as any to make it, and believe me, it is every darn bit as delicious as it looks!!
tonight's dinner, fatoush salad
This is fatoush salad, and here is the recipe: (serves 4-6)
- 2 pita bread rounds, cut into 1.5″ squares
- 1/2 cup, plus 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 large cucumbers, peeled, halved, seeded and diced
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
- 2 Tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 8 pepperoncini, for garnish (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 375°. Arrange pita squares evenly on a baking sheet. Bake 5-8 min., until crisp but not too browned. Set aside.
- In a small skilled, heat 2 Tbsp of the olive oil. Add garlic and heat 1 minute, until softened but not browned. Set aside to cool.
- In a serving bowl, toss cucumbers, tomatoes, scallions, mint, parsley, cumin and lemon juice with remaining 1/2 cup oil. When ready to serve, add garlic, pita squares, salt and pepper and gently toss until just mixed. Serve pepperoncini on the side, if using.
We ate ours on a bed of mixed baby greens, and I added some left-over boneless, skinless chicken breast which I cubed and mixed in, for some protein. Hubby couldn’t tell me enough how much he loved it. Didn’t bother me a bit! Enjoy!