Monday, August 04, 2008

Viennese Cucumber Salad (Page 142)


  • Date: Sunday, July 27, 2008 -- 5pm
  • Location: Somerville, MA
  • Kitchen: Matty's Apartment
  • Dining Companions: Matty, Russ, Juice, Scarecrow, Alex P, Mitch, Carrie, Grant, and Paps
  • Recipe Rating: B+

The menu for the bachelor party was starting to get a little on the heavy side, so I made this simple cucumber salad to lighten things up a bit. This recipe was extremely simple. I sliced some seedless cucumber very thin on a mandoline, and then salted them and let them sit for an hour. After that time they were rinsed and drained thoroughly, then tossed with a vinegar and dill dressing. The cucumbers then marinated for a couple hours in the refrigerator before they were served. The result was a very simple, refreshing cucumber salad. The reactions to the salad were pretty neutral. For instance, from Matty: "It tasted ok." It's true that there was nothing terribly exciting about this dish. I liked it for its simplicity, but I probably wouldn't make it again for company.

Here is the recipe.

Hello from Ashtabula, Ohio! Matty and I are officially on the road. The move so far has gone very smoothly (knock on wood!). The truck was ready and waiting for us at Uhaul this morning, and with the excellent help of Ricky, Matt, Rachel, Eric, Ronen, Mike, and Yanki (thanks again guys!) we had that thing loaded and ready to go in under an hour. We got the car carrier hooked up, the car on the car carrier, and we were off (well, there was one minor setback which involved me climbing out a car window in a dress, but that was more entertaining than bothersome)! It's not all that fun driving a 14 foot truck, but it is significantly less fun with a car carrier attached to it. If you have never done this, I don't recommend it. We drove 1000 miles towing my car last year, and somehow decided foolishly to do it again this year. It definitely alters the maneuverability of and the control you have over the truck... But we made it 600 miles today with no major incidents, and now we are relaxing/sleeping in Ashtabula before driving the remaining 270 miles to Michigan.

Wish us luck with the remainder of our drive!


Ryan said...

Take it or leave it, it still looks pretty. That's got to count for something, right? :)

Drive carefully!


Teena said...

Yeah, it was visually appealing. That definitely counts!