As many of you know, San Geraldo, the love of my life (and often my comic relief) has been eating healthier for the past 10 months. He’s lost a considerable amount of weight and looks and feels great. For lunch most days, he has a huge, incredible salad of his own making. I had been having the same, but it was way too much for me. Besides which, I was also losing weight, which I definitely do not want to do. So, on the days that San Geraldo makes himself a salad, he makes me a sandwich, with a side of fresh fruit and a handful of almonds.
|SAN GERALDO THOUGHT THIS RECENT SALAD LOOKED LIKE AN ICE CREAM SUNDAE…
… SO HE PUT A CHERRY ON TOP.
San Geraldo’s salads are so enormous that they overflow our dinner plates. Since we usually have lunch in front of the TV (currently, we catch one episode daily of Season 2 of “Justified”), he holds his plate in his hands (too long a stretch to the coffee table).
I had been spending much of my lunch retrieving San Geraldo’s salad droppings from the floor. He had been spending much of his lunch retrieving salad droppings from his shirt.
So, Monday morning, San Geraldo walked over to our local hardware/hotel supply store to buy himself a cazuela. Cazuela is Spanish for cooking pot and it comes in a multitude of sizes. A very common type of cazuela looks like a dinner plate with the addition of a vertical lip around the edge. San Geraldo thought using a cazuela as his “salad plate” would be a perfect solution to his salad avalanche problem. He was right.
|FOREGROUND: SAN GERALDO’S SALAD CAZUELA.
BACKGROUND: MY LARGE SANDWICH ON A STANDARD DINNER PLATE.
(ADMITTEDLY, I USED PERSPECTIVE TO EXAGGERATE THE DIFFERENCE IN SIZE.)