I’ve made at least a token appearance every night of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration … until tonight.
I had to cover a county meeting at 4:15. It lasted about 45 minutes. I thought about stopping somewhere for dinner and then heading to the grounds. Then, I remembered tonight is the second of two “dollar nights,” and if I wanted to I could get cheap items from several of the concession booths. I figured I’d head on over to the grounds and kill some time at the Celebration Trade Fair until the gates to the arena opened at 6.
Well, there wasn’t much to the trade fair – some more vendors are expected starting tomorrow, although one of the current vendors told me everything was going to be on the concourse this year, without any of the vendors on the arena floor as in the past. I whizzed through the trade fair, walked around through the barn area, and realized it was still 20 minutes until the gates would open. I decided maybe tonight was a good chance to take a break from the show.
A few days ago, I got a great deal on a wedge of sheep’s milk roquefort cheese at United Grocery Outlet. I ran by Kroger tonight and got some salad greens, croutons and the like. I made a terrific salad with the cheese crumbled on top, and I even threw in some of my preserved lemons.
I had bought an envelope of the Kroger store-brand-equivalent to Good Seasons salad dressing. When I got home, I discovered that while I have no fewer than three Good Seasons cruets, I cannot find the plastic lid to any of them. I had to cover the cruet with a tomato-sauce-can lid and hold it in place while I shook the dressing.
Anyway, the salad turned out great, and was a great change from the junk food I’ve eaten this week (and would have eaten again tonight if I’d gone to the show).