Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday Confessions: Guilty Pleasures

Happy, happy Sunday.

Today is a favorite day of mine. It is the Academy Awards. I faithfully watch them EVERY single year. It is one of my guilty pleasures.

I enjoy watching the stars walk down the red carpet, seeing what they are wearing, analyzing the trends, gawking at the beautiful jewels, and saying "bless her heart" when I see someone wearing something hideous. Oh, and I am slightly interested in who and what wins.

Today's question is: What is your guilty pleasure(s)? Or if you don't want to answer that feel free to confess anything that is on your mind.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

For Christmas last year my sister and I got our mom a recipe box for all her stray pieces of paper here and there with our family favorites recipes. We got this one from Container Store.

While we were visiting for Christmas we gathered up all of her recipes and wrote them out on fun cards. Then we put them in a protective sleeve. This is key because you know how those cards get all kinds of stuff on them.

I loved this recipe box and idea so much I went out and bought myself one. Slowly, ever so slowly, I am gathering and writing all my recipes down in one place. The only problem is that I didn't want to use the generic cards BLAH cards and the ones we used for my moms, well I can't find them any more.

So today, I came across this great idea from Jackie Hernandez at Crafting a Green World. You can print recipe cards onto used brown paper bags. They look great and you might just helping the earth out too. Click here for a tutorial and a free PDF file to download. LOVE IT!

photo courtesy of Crafting a Green World

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tried and True Tuesday: A recipe

This is a common dinner at our house. I tend to always keep the ingredients for this in my pantry because we like it a lot. It is quick and easy and oh so yummy. I don't measure anything. I just throw it all together. A little bit of this or a little bit of that. I use what I have and leave out what I don't.

Fast and Easy Chinese Chicken Salad
  • bag of green lettuce
  • can of mandarin oranges
  • can of water chestnuts
  • handful of sliced almonds
  • chopped green onion (I don't always have this but use it if I do)
  • cooked chicken (I buy the already cooked rotisserie in the deli section- I get make a lot of meals from this because of how easy it is. It is all about saving time when you are a busy work from home mom!)
  • asian sesame salad dressing

Mix it all together and add chow mien crunchy noodles to the top before serving.