Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday Toodles - September Swap Card

Just to make it easy on myself, I'm just going to post my September Swap Card. I really, really like it though! We were supposed to use one of our very favorite stamp sets along with a favorite color scheme. I knew immediately I was going to use 'Chocolate Chip' paper, because it's the staple color in most of my cards (who needs black or white when you have chocolate?!?!), and one of my other favorites was an 'in color' 2 years ago, Purely Pomegranate. As the accent color I chose Kiwi Kiss.

This card was a lot of fun and I was glad I had a lot of extras for myself after the swap!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday Munchies - Asian Slaw Salad

Ok, so it seems from what I've posted so far that the majority of my work in the kitchen revolves around stuff that isn't exactly good for you. That's not entirely true though, it's just that the sweet stuff is a lot more fun to photograph and talk about.

Within the past year I came across a really simple salad that is healthy, easy and tastes good - I call it a Asian Slaw Salad.

1 bag of broccoli slaw
1 package of ramen noodles, oriental flavor
1/4c sunflower seeds
1/4c Reduced Fat Toasted Sesame Asian Dressing
Protein of choice (I usually sauté some shrimp or chicken in soy sauce and sesame oil)

Mix the broccoli slaw and sunflower seeds. Sprinkle with the oriental seasoning from the ramen noodles. Drizzle dressing on top and mix thoroughly. Crush up the ramen noodles and place them, along with the protein, on top of the salad.


P.S. Put the ramen noodles on right before eating or they lose their crunch, and their purpose, in the salad. This is especially helpful if you're taking the salad as leftovers...


So I decided to take a month off. I'm really sorry. It wasn't intentional, but trips to Boston, Denver and Washington DC came in a whirlwind, and then I had to catch up at the house and Young Life was going strong and yada yada yada... I haven't had the time. I plan on getting back on track, starting... now!