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Spring, Sallys, and Smiles


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Our garden!!!

It seems as though spring is here… at least in the South Valley. It has been warm and therefore, Greg and I have spent every possible moment outside. When it’s warm we eat every meal in the backyard. We take walks. We bird watch… I smile WAY more. The sunshine makes life that much better. (Look! I even started hanging up my clothes to dry!!!)

Thanks to a friend who is a PRO at gardening and growing crops, we have had hoop houses set up all winter. Look what’s inside!!

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We picked lettuce (organic!! omg! hooray!!) straight from the backyard, took it inside, washed it, and ate it about ten minutes after picking. I doubt I’ve ever eaten such a nutritious salad before in my life.

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salad aka sally!!

Greg and I call salads “sallys.” Sometimes, if we’ve eaten heavy all week, one of us will say, “Hey Lou? Can we just have sally tonight?”

The answer is always YES!!!

Also- I made the best dressing. Wanna know what was in it? Here, I’ll tell you!

-jalepeno pepper sauce

-olive oil

-dijon mustard

I just poured a little of each and voila! Sally dressing.

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mason jar… yay for no plastic

After some bird watching, eating outside, and enjoying the beautiful day, we are two very content Lous.


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Author: Melinda Haas

Melinda is a writer, blogger, artist and teacher. She lives in Wisconsin with her family.

11 thoughts on “Spring, Sallys, and Smiles

  1. What a fun, happy post…makes me want to eat a sally! ;)

  2. Sounds yummy. The dressing. I’m way too lazy to plant a garden. I can’t wait to try the dressing when I get home the end of the month. Thanks for the post! Had the best time at the women’s retreat with you and your sisters. Too funny! Love, Florence Faraone

  3. How lovely this post was! Can’t wait to make the salad dressing!

  4. Loved your post! And, I love your life! I rejoice in your happiness and admire you!!!!! xoxo

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