Three weeks ago, I made a kind suggestion at work that the cafeteria reorganize its salad bar to promote consistent traffic flow for all patrons. Previously, the “bad lettuce” (as I like to call it) was on the right side of the salad bar, and the “good lettuce” (i.e. the spinach, which isn’t a lettuce) was on the left side of the salad bar. Because most salad eaters use lettucy items as the foundation for their salad rather than as a topping, this layout yielded two opposing lines of traffic, which in turn yielded many awkward confrontations where the two lines collided.
Well, no more. As of yesterday, 9/14/11, the spinach and the lettuce united, offering a happier lunch experience for everyone. Except that the big salad plates are still on the opposite side from the lettuce, but I haven’t picked that fight yet. It’s just nice to know that someone is listening.
In other news, we’ve been looking for veggieful entree recipes so that we can better follow the MyPlate guidelines. We’re not very good at this, though. However, we made this butternut squash pasta recipe earlier this week, and it’s certainly worth making again! I don’t know if you need to use all the butter…and mozzarella cheese worked well.
If you have a favorite veggie-centric (not vegetarian) recipe, do share!
Finally (because I think that “other small victories” implies at least two additional victories), I resisted cake yesterday. Because I’d eaten a breakfast taco, but nonetheless, I did it.