I am sure you are all familiar with the acronym FUBAR. If not, just Google it.
I use this acronym quite often.
I use it as a noun as in “The entire day was a FUBAR.”
I use it as a verb as in “I really FUBARed that up.”
Today’s post is to remedy a FUBAR and and an event I really FUBARed.
I belong to the C.L.U.E. Society, a group of like-minded bloggers that get together virtually every month to highlight each other’s recipes. We are assigned another member, we peruse their blog, and then we make one of their great dishes and post about it.
Well, I hope I am still a member of the C.L.U.E. Society and I am trying to rectify my
mistake FUBAR here. You see, I was suppose to have highlighted Anna’s blog, Anna Dishes, for the August reveal last Wednesday. Instead, I apparently assigned myself to Food Lust People Love (where I found a most delicious rum punch recipe).
As soon as I realized my FUBAR (which was not until Saturday morning), I panicked. I posted an apology on the C.L.U.E. Facebook page, messaged Anna, and begged forgiveness.
We dashed off to the farmer’s market and to run errands. Luckily, I had a few ideas in mind. Our theme for August was “Beat the Heat” and Anna had some amazing recipes. I was torn between her Black Bean Salad and her Mediterranean Pasta Salad.
Since it was my FUBAR, I decided to do both.
The Black Bean Salad was super easy to put together and would have even been easier if I had used the recipe verbatim and used frozen corn as Anna directs. But, the corn at the farmers market looked so good that we bought three ears for this recipe.
I also couldn’t find red and yellow bell peppers at the market so I went with a green one and a purple one for this recipe. I did throw in one jalapeno as well. We loved it as a salad and we loved it as a salsa.
I made her Mediterranean Pasta Salad exactly as Anna instructs but swapped out the Sopresata for a hard salami. This salad is chock full of veggies like broccoli, sweet peas, peppers, onions, cucumbers, artichokes, and chickpeas.
Anna is all about “flavors and flowers” and I might also add that Anna is all about graciousness. (Again, Anna, I apologize.)
I hope you all have a FUBAR-free week!