The secret to easy salads is having all the stuff on hand. I usually keep romaine hearts and a tub of the baby lettuce in the fridge. And baby carrots. And pre-cooked meat in the freezer. And then all the fun stuff in the cupboard. Oh, and goat cheese in the fridge. And balsamic vinegar and olive oil and mustard and honey.
Okay. It doesn’t sound easy, but it really is. The other day I bought a bag of those little frozen pre-cooked salad shrimpies. Very good in salads, really low cal, and a good protein kick for your calorie expenditure. Yesterday I was so lazy that I made the salad dressing in the bowl I was going to eat the salad in (olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, salt and pepper) and added THREE ingredients. Toss and eat. And it was yummy!! The three ingredients? Romaine lettuce, baby shrimps, and baby carrots.
Today I had one of my favorite combos. I have to give credit to Vicky for the combo idea. Chicken, lettuce, chopped almonds, orange pieces, and goat cheese (blue cheese if you have it.) I made the same salad dressing for this one. Oh so scrumptious. I took a little piece of chicken out of the freezer, and thought it was awful small, so I weighed it. Only two ounces, but it was just right for a salad.
Other happenings around here: I’ve been quilting up a storm. Blogging about it over on the quilt blog.
Spinning some yarn up:
My friend mentioned these little solar yard lights, and I thought it would be a good idea for my yard. But when I looked at Walmart, they were too expensive. Then I was in there this past Friday getting some fertilizer, and these little yard lites were on sale!! I wish I could take a picture that shows them sparkling in the yard at night. So pretty. And now when I take the dogs out for their ‘last call,’ I won’t stumble over the planters!
Guess who’s got a new friend? Noah is THRILLED that Bess has initiated playtime with him.
And the traditional ear-licking at the end of play. Dont’ ask me what that means. We probably don’t want to know.