IT ALL STARTED ON THURSDAY.
We’d been out and about picking up some renovation supplies and we shopped right through dinner. We were famished and decided to pick up some A&W on our way home. I was dreaming of a Teen Burger or Chubby Chicken Burger but rolling up to the drive through the Hubs noticed that Papa burgers were on special 2 for $7. I’d actually never had a Papa Burger so I had no idea what I was getting myself into. By the time we left the drive through we had an order of 2 Papa Burgers, 2 Chubby Buddy Burgers (mini burgers.. because I still wanted chicken) and an apple pie (because what is life without dessert?). They say “don’t go grocery shopping when you’re hungry”… Perhaps we should add “don’t drive-through when you’re hungry” to those words of wisdom.
We got home and I unwrapped my very first Papa Burger. 2 Thick beef patties in one bun. My starving self had a hard time getting through that much meat… I almost didn’t make it. But, once finished I still wanted that chicken so I ditched the second bun and just ate the delicious crispy fillet. Then, when I really shouldn’t have eaten anything more, I remembered the apple pie.
Commence tummy ache.
And the tummy ache continued until bedtime, the following morning, and well into the afternoon.
Dinner last night required the opposite of the night before. Salad for dinner was all I was in the mood for. One problem, my husband wouldn’t exactly agree! We have this continual problem that about an hour after dinner I am faced with “I’m still hungry” just about every night. If I was going to serve a salad it needed to be seriously filling.
The Hubs named this salad “Eggs & Bacon Salad” because it has eggs and bacon in it (original, right?!). Despite it being a “salad” he has never grumbled about it because it is fully of really tasty ingredients and is a full-meal-deal in the dinner department. Whenever I make it, it’s never exactly the same twice. It’s a great clean-out-the-fridge dinner and you can add what you love and leave out what you don’t.
2 Grilled Chicken Breasts. Cooled. Thinly sliced.
2 Hardboiled eggs. Cooled. Thinly sliced.
4 Strips Crispy Bacon. Crumbed.
1/2 CUP Ham. Diced.
1/4 CUP Cooked Quinoa. Cooled.
Half green leaf lettuce. Rinsed and chopped.
Half English Cucumber. Chopped.
8 Cherry Tomatoes. Quartered.
1/2 CUP Corn.
2 TBSP Hemp Hearts.
Your favourite salad dressing.
Arrange half of each of the ingredients onto 2 plates.
Top with a drizzle of your favourite salad dressing.
Note: Serve with a side of grilled naan bread for extra tastiness.