by Cassie Roark
For almost nine years I was married to a man who was and still is my best friend. Unfortunately, we had to divorce due to his many issues with drugs and alcohol. His parents were wonderful people who I enjoyed going over for Sunday dinner with and my ex father-in-law Joe made the most delicious salad. Now I am living another life, but once in a while we would get together for dinner, and he will make this salad with a wonderful steak. It reminds me of a happier time in my life, but also reminds me that while I am not with his son anymore, I am still part of the family.
Joe's Italian Salad