And that was the day. Some personal news I waited for came and wasn't what I hoped. An hour later I found out that the the job I applied for won't be mine. Was I going to wait to see if bad things come in threes? All of a sudden, answering the phone and checking e-mails isn't as splendid as it was yesterday. All of this to say, my resolve to work on my plays was strengthened. It is within my control. My sudden need for the easiest food in the world - could be granted. It is my choice. And given the sunny, spring day that did not match my mood, I went with cool food. Egg salad and a smoothie.
When I am in the mood for egg salad, nothing else will do. When the kids were young, they would often wake up to egg salad on Easter morning. Their eggs that had been colored a week ago - were missing. I would tell them the Easter Bunny got hungry and made egg salad.
The egg salad is simple, done to taste and contains:
hard boiled eggs,
chopped green olives with pimento,
and dill weed. Fresh dill is nice but dry will do in a pinch. Salt and pepper to taste and done.
Then, I stared into my freezer and came up with:
Pomegranate-Berry Smoothie (Inspired by other blogs and I cannot find their recipes!)
Into the blender went: 6 oz, Pomegranate juice, 10 oz. frozen mixed berries, and a pint of aging fresh strawberries.
My daughter tasted the summer in it and was happy. I liked the colors, the ease, and the sense that even "blighted star days" can bring pleasure.
Concocting Easter-bunny salad. Drinking summer. It's good for what ails you.