Easter salad with avocado, sweet peas, and lemon vinaigrette

easter salad with avocado, sweet peas, and lemon vinaigrette // a thousand threads
April so far…

5:40am: First alarm, groan and dig deeper under the covers. Hope Mark gets up first and makes it stop. He does.

5:50am: Second alarm, sleep right through – bless that man.

6:00am: Mark is up, radio is on… dig deeper under the covers and hope it all goes away.

6:10am: It doesn’t. I’m already running 10 minutes late. Debate whether to wash hair, grease vs. 10 more minutes in bed. Bless that dry shampoo.

6:20am: Turn circles in the shower to distribute warmth.

6:40am: Agonize over what to wear… what’s comfortable is unfortunately not what’s professional…

6:50am: Try to strike a balance somewhere in between, end up looking like I hang out in Spicoli’s van at lunch.

easter salad with avocado, sweet peas, and lemon vinaigrette // a thousand threadseaster salad with avocado, sweet peas, and lemon vinaigrette // a thousand threads
7:00am: Open windows, stage the house… consider eating a healthy breakfast, decide to stop at Starbucks instead. Cross fingers that doesn’t mean I miss the train.

9:00am: Television interview.

10:30am: Conference call.

12:00pm: Lunch meeting.

2:00pm: Radio interview.

4:00pm: Coffee meeting.

easter salad with avocado, sweet peas, and lemon vinaigrette // a thousand threadseaster salad with avocado, sweet peas, and lemon vinaigrette // a thousand threadseaster salad with avocado, sweet peas, and lemon vinaigrette // a thousand threads
5:00pm: Try to fit in some actual work.

6:00pm: Brave train and traffic.

Prep dough for 300 pasticiotti, Saturday is coming soon.

Drink wine.

9:00pm: Edit pictures, fawn over sick puppy, fawn over tired husband, worry they’ve both been neglected. Thank the stars for their patience.

10:00pm: Sick puppy and tired husband are both asleep. Puppy pops awake as soon as the laptop slams shut, he knows the drill. Husband needs a little coaxing…

11:00pm: Remember Sunday is Easter — a quiet break for at least one day, and precious time with them both, before it’s back to do it all again.

easter salad with avocado, sweet peas, and lemon vinaigrette // a thousand threadseaster salad with avocado, sweet peas, and lemon vinaigrette // a thousand threads
Easter salad with avocado, sweet peas, and lemon vinaigrette

For Salad
1 head baby broccoli, trimmed
1 avocado, cubed
1/2 cup baby arugula
1/2 cup flat leaf parsley
1/2 cup sweet pea shoots
1/2 cup mixed sprouts
1/4 cup sweet peas
1/4 cucumber, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup crumbled fresh feta (or more, to your liking)
Juice of half a lemon
Fresh cracked pepper

For Dressing
1 shallot
3/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
Juice of one lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

Blend ingredients for dressing until smooth and thick.

In a large bowl, toss all ingredients for salad, setting aside feta and avocado. Place salad in a serving bowl and add feta and avocado on top. Finish with freshly cracked black pepper and serve with dressing on the side.

easter salad with avocado, sweet peas, and lemon vinaigrette // a thousand threadseaster salad with avocado, sweet peas, and lemon vinaigrette // a thousand threads

2 Comments

  1. Posted April 2, 2015 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Thank goodness for wine–what a crazy day! So great to see/hear you in action!

  2. Posted April 2, 2015 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    You rocked your TV interview! Very cool. And thank goodness for weekends. Hope yours is super relaxing!

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