For a celebration dinner of my return home, Mom made Marinaded Salmon (my favorite) and we had fresh corn and this lovely salad I concocted.
Now… I should preface this a bit because the drive to the Lakehouse, although only about 30 mins, was quite extreme… It started off when I merged onto the first highway and saw a bumper sticker reading “Don’t Hope for change, Vote for Change. Trump 2013”
Ok… I admit I not the most knowledgeable in political happenings and statistics, but I was like… DID I MISS SOMETHING? I mean I heard the rumors, but I thought that was to get more views for The Apprentice.. At any rate, this sparked a series of discussions between my family and I, which we do not typically embark in.
Needless to say, it did turn into a bit of a spicy night, me voicing my opinions and also being put in my place 😉 (much needed at times I do admit)
The rest of my drive was a bit high strung… sometimes when you want to be at a place, you just WANT to be there already! which equals… pedal to the metal!
Fortunately/Unfortunately I had a gopher in front of me… For those of you that don’t know that term (could be a Rochester thing, idk where I picked it up) it means to have someone leading the way in front of you at a high speed, essentially enabling you to speed, while they’ll take the ticket if it comes down to it. I was ALSO doing this while listening to “Derezzed Remix to Tron” surfing around the highway like I was in Matrix Reloaded… flying around over 90mph (SHH DON’T TELL ON ME) I mean, I didn’t REALIZE I was going that fast! and trust me, after commuting 85 miles twice a week, receiving 3 tickets in the past year, I HAVE learned my lesson… NO I don’t think I’m indestructible because I’m a young woman, trust me, I haven’t gotten out of MANY-a-tickets.
Of course I did not learn my lesson when listening to this song again while driving home from work on the inner loop flying 30 over the speed limit again earlier this week…
[Mom, please don’t tell Dad!!]
In conclusion… I will NOT listen to that song while driving and I invented this flavorful-punch in your FACE side dish 😉
FINALLY here it is!
- 2- 1/2 cups Bulgar
- 4 Roma Tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 2 Cucumbers, seeded and chopped
- 1 Bunch (6-8) Green Onions, white and some green ends only, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- ~1/2 cup basil, chopped
- Small handful of fresh Mint Leaves, chopped
- Juice from 3 lemons
- 1/2 to 2/3 cup olive oil
- salt-n-pep to taste
- Feta cheese – optional
- Soak Bulgar in boiling water 30mins-1hr. Drain and set aside.
- Chop up tomatoes, cucumbers and onions and toss in a large serving bowl.
- Stir in garlic, Bulgar, lemon juice and olive oil.
- Add basil and mint leaves, I use kitchen shears to cut them up (MUCH EASIER!)
- Toss around and add salt, pepper and more olive oil to taste, now add the cheese if desired.
- Serve chilled.
- Bon Appétit!