Menu Monday was a bust, because it's my shopping week. Which means, I don't really plan meals until I go to all the 5 different grocery stores and get our grub. I mentioned before I had cut our monthly grocery bill in HALF last month. I'm attempting to do this again.
|How I feel after shopping at 5 grocery stores, digging through ALL my coupons, and saving LOTS of money. :)|
Saving $300 a month makes me VERY happy. :)
Since I'm trying to not make EXTRA trips to the grocery I have been really making a conscience effort to make use of whatever we already have. We bought a big watermelon at the farmer's market last week. The three of us can generally eat a whole watermelon in less than two weeks.
WE LOVE IT!
Still, it's fun to try new things. So I searched on Pinterest for recipes with watermelon, and I came across a LOT of salads. I figured I would throw a few recipes together and make my own.
Summer Watermelon Salad
about 1 cup chopped watermelon
1 shallot sliced or 1/4 red onion, sliced
3 T EVOO
juice of one lime
So I just made the salads to order. :) I grabbed a couple of bowls. Threw in a little bit of spinach to each, topped with a bit of watermelon.I sprinkled a bit (A bit is totally a measurement in my house!) of crumbled Feta cheese on top. I didn't have red onion or shallots but if I DID, they would totally have been awesome on this bad ass salad. :)
In a bowl I whisked the EVOO, lime juice, and salt and pepper until smooth.
I then topped the individual salads with a drizzle of the dressing. It didn't really take much for me, but add as much as you like. The watermelon is so juicy it doesn't take much.
|I got a little heavy handed with the Feta. I LOVE feta, but it didn't need this much. Also next time, more spinach! I was scared it wasn't going to be good, so I was skimping on the ingredients. :)|
Next time, GO BIG OR GO HOME BI-HATCHES
This was sooooo good and refreshing. I made another one the next day for lunch. Perfect for a quick summer side salad.
Hope you guys are having a great week! We're off on another grocery adventure. I wonder if strenous grocery shopping is an exercise option in My Fitness Pal. :)
|Sass getting her Targe' on. :)|
Lots of Love,