Martha Stewart, We Have Very Different Tastes

Once again a food post. I made this:

Three Bean Pasta Salad

It looked like this:

I served it with a BLT sandwich that was divine. However I followed the recipe according to directions, tasted it (cause you’re supposed to salt and pepper to taste) and all I could taste was red wine vinegar, which tasted like wine gone over (which is what happens to wine when it spoils, it becomes vinegar) and was awful. So I doubled the amount of mustard and honey which made the salad better. My other alternative was to try to rinse off the pasta and beans and just pour over it my favorite Italian dressing. Sadly the best thing about this salad was the celery.

I Have Better Things to Do With Salami

So I made this:

Tasted like a cream cheese and mustard that smelled like salami.
So I made a second sandwich from an old hors d’oeuvre recipe that was much better. I don’t have photos of it. It didn’t last long enough.
The old hors d’oeuvre recipe is hard salami, cream cheese and sweet gherkins. Most people take the salami, spread cream cheese on it, then wrap it around a sweet gherkin. I slice my gherkin into half so the pickle doesn’t overpower everything else.
So I decided to make this into a sandwich. I spread the cream cheese on the sandwich, placed the gherkins, sliced of course to lay flat, and then added salami. It was almost divine, however my husband and I decided to next time to make a spread of the cream cheese and chopped gherkins and that way.

Why This Won’t Be a Food Blog

After having a bag of Gardetto’s, water, and a paperback novel for lunch I decided I wanted to try to take my lunch to work because I don’t want to get too burned out too quickly on White Castles (my favorite fast food other than Taco Bell).

However… I’m a really lousy cook and not to mention a picky eater. I usually don’t try new foods because I don’t want to be grossed out. There are also foods I don’t like such as salmon (way too many salmon patties as a kid) or avocado. I’ll eat guacamole, but only if I have to (such as my Mexican food has it already on it.) I don’t like hummus (tastes like creamed tortilla chips to me.)

I googled easy work lunch ideas and most were tuna salad variations, egg salad variations, some salads I would never want to try. Like this one:

Cherry Almond Farro Salad

What is farro? The salad looks like rice crispies with cherries in it. However there were some things I’m willing to try, such as a mashed chickpea salad, and a tuna cabbage salad. So I went ahead and picked out 4 or was it 5 new recipes, one being a pasta and bean salad, to try for lunches at work. The problem is I need to try them before taking them as a work lunch. I’d hate to make my lunch and find it tasted awful and I end up having White Castles anyway. Starting tomorrow I’ll try and taste a recipe from the ones I’ve found that appeal to me. All the recipes are on my Pinterest Board: Recipes to Try