orange and olive salad

I’m a rather notorious last minute packer and can rarely be bothered to even pull out the suitcase until the night before I’m due to depart. I find this to be an odd trait because it so clearly goes against my usual type-A tendencies of organization and preparedness, but it’s always been so and at this point I’ve given up thinking that I’ll someday grow out of it. This time around it seems to be a double whammy because I’ve put off both packing and posting until the last minute. In a few hours I need to head to the airport to catch a flight home and so this week’s post is going to have to be an efficient one.

Which seems fitting considering how quick and easy this week’s recipe, Orange and Olive Salad, was to put together. The most difficult part of this recipe was slicing up an orange. No, actually, that’s not true, the most difficult part was waiting to eat it. I know because I completely failed. In fact, I made this salad to go with the Lamb & Apricot Tagine, which still needed a bit more time to cook by the time I had finished the salad. I took a bite of the salad to taste it (as Miss Piggy would say, “it’s a chef’s thing dear!”), and then I took another, and then I was luckily wise enough to set it down and take a picture before I got any further. In the end, we decided that it was a first course and not a side dish:-)

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Wishing you all a happy holiday season.

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12 Responses to orange and olive salad

  1. I’m leaving tomorrow and am not packed yet either… Ahem. I was thankful for this easy dish (that surprised me because I was all set to NOT like it!) this week too. Happy Holidays!

  2. Merry Christmas and safe travels! Glad you enjoyed this one, too 🙂

  3. Safe travels Rose! Oh, I have totally served impromptu ‘first courses’ whenever a braise takes a bit and we’re getting antsy. I don’t recall that particular Miss Piggy quote/Muppet Show episode but I”ll find it. Hee!

  4. Good travels Rose… so cool you got to make this with the tagine. Must have been quite a meal.

  5. betsy says:

    I never pack until the last minute, but I’m not known to be all that organized in my personal life. Glad this one tided you over until the tagine was ready. Hope you have a great holiday. Safe travels, Rose!

  6. Emily says:

    Happy holidays! This is a marvelous pairing with the lamb tagine! and very nice with duck!

  7. Nana says:

    Enjoy your time back in the states, and Merry Christmas to both of you.

  8. Safe travels Rose! Enjoy your family! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Glad you enjoyed this one! It was a keeper for me too!

  9. ProfWhoCooks says:

    Ha, I like that first course as opposed to side dish thing! Have a Merry Christmas and glad you enjoyed the salad!

  10. Diane Zwang says:

    I love your quote for Miss Piggy. I hope you have a great trip. I think this is a magical time of year for a wedding. Happy holidays.

  11. Cher says:

    Generally, I am a preparer; but packing is one of those things I can;t get into until I have to.
    Have a safe trip and enjoy your time states-side.
    Merry Christmas, Rose.

  12. Teresa says:

    I’m a last minute packer, too, partly because I take so much time making lists of what I might need to bring. I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday at home. Happy New Year!

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