I’ve been going a little overboard on the summer fruits…  Melon, raspberries, blackberries, peaches,, nectarines, blueberries… There’s only the two of us and even we can only eat so much!

I knew I had to get a bit more creative, so dinner tonight was salads with melon and berries and grapes, hard cooked eggs, artichoke hearts, grilled flank steak, and a quick homemade 1000 Island dressing.

The dressing was just mayonnaise, sour cream, ketchup, and dill pickle relish.  Nothing else.

And everything was on a bed of crunchy iceberg lettuce.  And for all of you out there who would never – ever – sully your plate with lowly, non-nutritious iceberg lettuce… it has the exact same nutritional values as romaine.  Think about it next time you pick up those over-priced packages of romaine hearts.

We definitely needed to do salads tonight because I made a chocolate raspberry torte for dessert.

I still have to put it all together but it should be ready in time for Final Jeaopardy!