Bright and early this morning I got an email from Sherry letting me know Farmgirl had posted a swiss-chard-using recipe for tuna salad. I agree with Sherry - it's a most unusual looking version of tuna salad, and DEFINITELY worth a shot, especially since it uses up a bunch of chard.
Knowing Finny and I have both been trying to find new recipes, I thought about sending her the link - and then realized she'd already seen it over at Farmgirl's site, and had commented. Hmm.... Ok, let's make this a challenge - I emailed her and threw down the gauntlet - challenging her to see who could make this swiss-chard-filled recipe first. Right after sending the email, I rain outside and picked the garden. in addition to chard, I also got a small handful of sugar snap peas (just because they were read), plus an underdeveloped red onion and some barely-there-yet parsley - both needed for the recipe. Came back inside and whipped up something that looked REALLY good - with the intention of letting it sit in the fridge a few hours to mingle the flavors. Oh what the heck - I'm SURE it'd be just as good for breakfast! Here - what do you think:
Hmmm...waitasec - there's NO TUNA in that bowl!
Yeah, y'see, turns out we're outta tuna and I didn't realize it when I challenged Finny.
Oops. Plus, later in the day I got email back saying she'd already made it before I even knew about it, and she had to make her own adjustments. Granted, mine were more extreme - like, um, ok, no tuna - how about chick peas instead!? And why not cut the snap peas into bit size pieces and add them? Salt and pepper...some lemon juice and olive oil. A LIGHT sprinkling of crushed red pepper. Hm, boil up a handful of orzo to throw in! Back outside for some chives and mint! Ok, now this stuff is GOOOOOD! Oh, and the view didn't hurt:
Yeah, so there's my non-tuna-salad breakfast.
Turns out I had a breakfast guest as well... S/he preferred the flowers.
No, I don't have any measurements - but if it sounds good to you, just wing in some of the listed ingredients above and see what turns out. Trust me - well worth the experiment!
And then, after all that....I got back to the wedding cake/cupcakes.... I'll post on that a little later...