Did you know that Buffalo wings and Cobb Salad were both invented by accident? It’s true. Someone needed to come up with a quick meal on the fly, so they dug in the ‘fridge to use what they had. See also: resourcefulness. 🙂 The story of Anchor Bar Buffalo Wings is just awesome, IMO; click the link to read on. I’ve been there and no matter where else you go, no matter what anyone tells you, it doesn’t get better than the original. (Though this vegetarian will confess, The Distillery in Rochester comes damn close. If I ever slip off the veg lifestyle, it’ll be because someone offered me Distillery wings. Try the mild sauce and you can thank me later.)
Okay, now that I’m drooling, let me tell you about the Accidental Salad I discovered on Sunday night.
It’s warm here in the Philly ‘burbs for Memorial Day weekend, which means the last thing I wanted to do was cook. It’s also the end of the month and payday is the 31st, so things in the kitchen are kinda lean, but one thing I happened to have in the ‘fridge was eggs. That made me think of hard boiled eggs, so I made 6. (If you put a dash of salt in the water, the shells won’t crack. Did you know that? Now you do.)
When I put them in the ‘fridge to cool, I noticed the roma tomatoes I bought last week. Wouldn’t that taste good mixed with hard boiled eggs? Then I noticed I had stuffed green olives, and feta cheese, and half a jar of mayo. Add some spices and voila! Carla’s very own Accidental Power Salad. I mean, what in that salad doesn’t say “energy”? 🙂 If you want a neatened-up version of the recipe, here goes:
Carla’s Accidental Power Salad
Four hard boiled eggs, cooled and diced
1 tomato, diced (drained if you wish, but I left the juice in there and while it liquified the egg yolks, it also tasted good; never say no to veggie vitamins)
2-3 tbsp small stuffed olives, diced
2 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled (but chunks are okay)
a dash of seasoned salt, onion powder, pepper
2 tbsp mayonnaise
Mix and enjoy! And good luck trying to keep leftovers in the ‘fridge. I had planned to have the rest for lunch the next day. Good thing I’m okay with a “lite lunch”.