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Looking Up and a Bit of Cracker Salad

Sometimes when I’m walking in the woods I forget to look up. I get distracted by a gurgling stream or finding treasures on the forest floor. But when I do remember and turn my gaze up to sky and branches, I inevitably smile.

I did it recently, just as the sun was slipping behind the trees and I loved how the branches were etched against the sky, looking almost like pieces of lace.


How was your weekend? Mine was painful physically but so lovely in all other ways. I have much to be grateful for.

  • a bright and shiny turquoise balloon swaying in the blast of my heater
  • good talks and scrumptious food with kindred spirits
  • a gorgeous bouquet of roses on my counter
  • a drive in the sunshine
  • Old Time Radio mysteries to entertain me when I rest

I’m also grateful for comfort food like Cracker Salad. It’s a family favorite and one I tend to forget about until a sudden craving hits. Such a thing happened this weekend and I hustled to the grocery store to get the fixings. It’s simple as can be, so easy you hardly need measurements.

Break up a sleeve of saltine crackers (I use whole-grain to assuage my conscience) into a bowl, add sliced green onion, two diced tomatoes, fresh ground pepper, and a big spoonful of mayonnaise, mix it all together and eat immediately.

What is your favorite memory from this weekend?

Cracker Salad


1 sleeve whole grain saltine crackers
2 green onions, sliced
2-3 roma tomatoes, diced
1/4-1/3 cup mayonnaise
Freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Break up crackers into medium bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir until well-mixed.
  • Serve immediately.

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bellini - I worked and volunteered most of the weekend so the best part of the weekend was creating dishes in my kitchen on Sunday. This cracker saald is unusual but I’ll bet it is delicious!!

Tracy - I’ll bet this would taste good with extra virgin olive oil as well. Hope you are feeling better.

LindyLouMac - Keep looking up, such beautiful photos!

Rosa - I’ve never heard of this salad before, but I’m sure it tastes wonderful! A great idea.



RamblingTart - Good for you, Val! I know the people you served must really appreciate your efforts. 🙂

RamblingTart - Ooo, I haven’t tried that, Tracy! Let me know how it turns out. 🙂

RamblingTart - I sure will, dear Linda! 🙂 I’m glad you like the pictures. 🙂

RamblingTart - Thank you, Rosa! 🙂 It’s definitely unusual, a Southern dish, I believe. But I sure like it. 🙂

Mia - Oh i love the look when u look up:-)
And i love all the things ur grateful for , the cracker salad included , which is sooo delicious.

elra - Learn a new type of salad 🙂 sounds delicious Krista.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella - What an interesting idea making a salad out of Saltine crackers. So simple but delicious! And yes keep looking up 🙂

Cailin - Sure sounds like an amazing weekend! Also, there’s a surprise over on on my blog for you!

Karen - This cracker salad is fantastic! Very simple and yet such perfect comfort food. Yum. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures of the tree tops. They are so lovely. I hope you are feeling better soon, Krista! 🙂

Angela - Aww that looks delicious, I love salads. I’ve been eating out too often these days and I’m really craving for a period totally meat-free. Good time to try out your recipe 😉

Anna Johnston - crackers in a salad sounds a nice touch Krista…., just like the roses on your counter…, lovely 🙂

Duchess - I’ve never heard of cracker salad, but seeing it, I understand the appeal now.

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