"Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction"-Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Weird recipes...

I was looking for something to do with cucumbers, besides the obvious salad, that a friend had given me from her garden....and I ran across this recipe:

Summer Medley Salad:

1 cantaloupe, peeled and seeded
3 large cucumbers
1 honeydew melon
1 pinch salt

Cut up the cantaloupe, cucumbers and honeydew into small bite-size pieces. Mix together in a large bowl and sprinkle the salt over all. Mix again.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: "Cucumbers, cantaloupe, and honeydew--It may sound weird, but we discovered this in college."

Ok, granted it's not such an incredibly strange salad, but it was strange enough to warrant a trip down memory lane and of course, I had to take you all with me.

Several years ago, I packed up every single thing I owned and moved with my best friend Stacy to live with the infamous Robb. Robb was not much of a cook. And well, neither was I (I'm not including Stacy in this statement because she is and always has been, since birth probably, a fabulous cook)...and frankly between the three of us there was much too much going on to worry about such mundane things as groceries and eating.

However, man cannot live on margaritas alone. And since, as I've told you above, there were hardly ever any groceries in our home, Stacy and I concocted this (at the time) absolutely delicious dish!

1 large dill pickle
1 slice Kraft American cheese
ranch dressing

Take pickle, wrap cheese around said pickle, dip in ranch dressing and savor Heaven.

Many years later I tried this recipe again and well, quite frankly, it was disgusting! I guess my point is, that sometimes, things live in your memory much sweeter, literally, than they ever were in real life. But maybe that's the way it should be...something to think about, no?


  1. Um, okay, that is just gross. :-) It sounds like something that might be craved during pregnancy.

  2. hang overs or pregnancy cravings.....i dont really remember why we came up with that, but it served its purpose!!!

  3. Um, I like dill pickles, sharp cheddar cheese and a cracker. It's goood!


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