Lunch is special in the summer. I usually eat mine with the school's librarians, neither of whom I see very much during the school year. Which is a shame because they are both delightful and like librarians always do, they know so much!
There's a day camp at the school, so of course, a minimalist, kid-friendly lunch is served as part of the program. A benefit to those of us who work at the school during the summer is a free lunch from the limited menu.
One of the offerings is a "cesar salad." This is some torn up romaine lettuce with 6 or eight croutons, a handful and shredded parmesan and a small cup of balsamic vinaigrette.
I don't really know whether it was Toni or me that had the idea. Possibly both of us at once. We order the salad on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and each day one of us brings supplements to make it a real meal. One day Toni brought cut up figs, grilled lamb, and some goat cheese. Loann brought cucumbers, celery, cheese, bacon and a separate container of chilled squash bisque. I brought smoked salmon, capers, and havarti. It's been glorious.
And we're only three weeks into it!