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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Enjoy A Lettuce Free Salad And A Scavenger Pizza..



We have enjoyed a half a cantaloupe (locally called muskmelon!) filled with chicken salad, tuna salad, or shrimp salad for years... Monday night, it was tuna- and it was a big one! White solid Albacore tuna, eggs, mayo, mustard, celery, onions, with lemon pepper made a nice filling for a huge fresh melon!
Tuesday..the best laid plans of mice and men... I was going to do a pizza stone pizza, when I figured out I had no corn meal.. did a pan pizza, with modifications! No bulk sausage- so I used brown and serve links chopped up.. used fresh onions, mushrooms, pepperoni, less Mozzarella and more Parmesan and Romano. The home made sauce was killer, and the from scratch dough rose beautifully! My brother in law was here..bachelor type- he went after it like mad, and went home with left overs!
As I write this, an authentic Irish lamb stew is cooking.... The broth is killer because it "jellied" after simmering! Carrots, onions, celery, potatoes, and lamb will be the real deal- no beef or chicken broth, just a little brown gravy for color..
Come on over- plenty for all!

28 comments:

Heff said...

I've NEVER heard of that Muskmelon delight !

Marjie said...

I'm on the way! You'll recognize the 1979 Lincoln in your driveway!

And I never knew cantaloupe was the same as muskmelon.

buffalodick said...

Heff- It is a treat, and about as healthy as I can manage!
Marjie- Local term, but good stuff!

pinknest said...

I have been eating a lot of lettuce-less salads lately. Mainly tuna, chicken and egg. Yum.

Jellied broth? Good times.

The Good Cook said...

You've been cooking up a storm! I love fruit in place of lettuce and many evenings serve cantalope, watermelon, strawberries, etc.. instead of a green salad. Yum.. and so good for us!

buffalodick said...

Pink- Wish you were here for the lamb stew!
GoodCook- You may be right, but I eat it because it tastes great!

Vickie said...

BD! That salad sounds delicious. I love cantelope almost any way you fix it. The Irish lamb stew sounds good, too. I'd love to just show up with a bowl and spoon, but I'd be missed up here at dinnertime. :P

Brian Miller said...

salad in the cantalope..nice touch. will have to try that...so just how do i get to your house for the lamb stew? smiles.

buffalodick said...

Vick- Lamb stew almost done..aroma is fantastic..Biscuits for soaking up gravy is done, too!
Brian- Salad is great, but I need people for all this stew! Kid gets a load of it shortly!

Gloria said...

Buffalo I love Cantaloupe, every time, every moment is one of mi favorites, really, delicious, gloria

Martha said...

Sounds great - I'm on my way! :-)

Chris said...

I thought every pizza was a scavenger pizza. At least that's how it is at our house. And with stir fry. And omelets. And rice pilafs. And....oh well, we're scavengers:)

Char said...

That melon salad sounds yummy. I don't care for tuna, but I bet it would be good with chicken salad.

Chef E said...

Images of Homer Simpson and echoes of 'Piiiiizzzzzaaaaa' are swirling in my mind. I want some cantaloupe now, we just had fruit salad this weekend it sang spring to me!

TavoLini said...

mmm...I've never thought to put eggs in tuna salad--that sounds excellent!

I'm always on board for Dad pizza :)

Ruth said...

Looks gorgeous!! Love the name for the pizza!!

John McElveen said...

BD,

Frying Fish and Hushpuppies Southern style tonight. My tried and true recipe of 60 Flour 40 Corn meal, Buttermilk dip to make it stick with Hush-puppies and onYons, New potatoes and a SaLad!
Any secret tips from you end?

John

Akelamalu said...

Mmmm Melon and prawns :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I'll bring the tacos and pie!

UBERMOUTH said...

The melon salad has got to be your invenion right? I have never heard of it. Sounds heavenly!

tattytiara said...

Cantaloupe just went on the shopping list.

Velva said...

Looks like you do your best work when you are creating a dish with what is on hand....A sign of a real foodie :-)

buffalodick said...

Gloria- It's refreshing!
Martha- It's my next post..
Chris- I have learned to use what's available, that's for sure!
Char- It is!
ChefE- Since I've been losing weight, the lighter dishes appeal!
Tavolini- I've always put two hard cooked eggs in my tuna salad!
Ruth- My wife ate it for lunch and supper!
John- Hushpuppies aren't as popular here up north..
Ake- Would be delicious!
BlondeD- Pie!, then more pie!
Uber- We have been eating it for years..don't remember how it started..
T.T.- This thing was huge!
Velva- It's fun and doesn't have to be fancy..

carma said...

even your unplanned pizza turned out fantastic! I'll be interested in seeing your pizza stone post when you get some more corn meal in :-)

tamilyn said...

We always called them muskmelons growing up. I called it that one day and my girls were like "Huh? It's a cantalope Mom!"

What do they know....

buffalodick said...

carma- I can't believe I was out...
Tam- Good! I'm not the only one..

urban vegan said...

My mom used to eat cantaloupe filled with cottage cheese, which I always thought was gross.

Tracie said...

Some people call them muskmellons around here, too. (When I was little I thought my grandma was saying 'mushmellon'.)