The other day I was at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
By myself. Getting a couple of doughnuts for lunch.
Oh, the shame.
And the gentleman who bagged my doughnuts for me and took my money said, "How was school?"
To which I replied, intelligently, "Huh?"
He then explained that he knew the local college started back to school that day and so he thought I was a student.
To which I said, "Marry me."
Ok, I didn't say that. But I thought it, as I also counted the years I've been out of school. Sigh.
And if schools in session that means summer is over folks. Which is fine by me. I'll say good bye to sweating so much I drive around in car with my arms flapped open like a chicken, hopping to NOT get sweaty pits before I even make it to work.
So this salad is my good bye to summer (since citrus is oh-so-summer time to me).
Recipe adapted from Deb's Mixed Citrus Salad over at Smitten Kitchen.
Ingredients: 1 grapefruit, 2 different kinds of oranges (one of each), a few mint leaves, 1 tablespoon of chopped red onion, juice of half a lemon, 1/8 cup feta cheese, a dash of olive oil, and a pinch or two of salt and pepper.
It's all very technical, as you can see.
Chop up the onion and place it in the bottom of a bowl. Over this bowl place a strainer. Cut off the outside peels of your fruit. Then cut them into slices, removing the middle stem thing and any seeds as you go. Place the slices in the strainer, letting the juices fall onto the onions. Now arrange the citrus slices artfully on a plate (I like to think mine look artful anyway). Scoop out the onion and sprinkle it over the citrus. To the remaining juices in the bowl add the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and pour over the salad. Now slice up 4-5 mint leaves and sprinkle over, then sprinkle some feta cheese over the salad.
Lots of sprinkling. It's fun.