Saturday, September 18, 2010

Talk of the Town Salad!

Ok so I've kind of been on a food kick lately, I swear I do crafts too just the ones I'm doing right now are taking forever!
I have a salad recipe that I guarantee will be a hit at your next party! The first time I had it was at my friend Lindsee's baby shower... my friends and I could not stop eating it! Now, ever since, I have been making it for my own indulgence. Well last night I took it to a party and it was a HUGE hit! So ladies here you are:

1 bag of Baby Spinach
half a pound of pasta (al denta), I used Rotelle last night but any kind will work.
1-2 grilled chicken breasts cut in pieces (fresh n easy has herb chicken already cooked and sliced)
10-15 cherry tomatoes cut in half
cut up Mozzarella Cheese, when I don't have a block I use string cheese.
half Pesto, half homemade Ranch to make about a 1 cup - 1 1/2 cup of dressing.

Tip: I usually put my pasta in while it's hot that way the spinach wilts a little. But putting everything in cold works fine too. And if you are making it for a party you may want to double or triple it, it disappears fast!
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Patriot Day

Ok I know that it's not the best picture and all but it's kinda hard to take a pretty picture during a party when people are hungry and ready to eat. I made this for Patriot Day!

Made regular red Jello topped it with whipped cream and blue star jigglers, I think everyone enjoyed the jigglers more than everything else. Next time I will just make red and blue star jigglers and serve it with some whipped cream.

May we always remember that we are free, and that in God We Trust!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Chicken Basil Sandwich

I love avocados, and bacon and the smell of basil! Add a few fillers and you have this!

I used to work at LifeTime Fitness its been years, but ever since I stopped working there I have been craving one of their sandwiches. Since I'm not going to pay $50 a month to eat at their cafe, and NOT workout I decided to finally satisfy my craving. Not to mention they probably don't even make it anymore.
Instead of making the sandwich exactly I have improved it by adding my own spin.
Here is what you need:

a hard roll (I used bolillos from Fresh n Easy), grilled chicken with herbs, basil, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, avocado, crumbled bacon, and mayo.

First, mix up some mayonnaise with desired amount of bacon... in my case more than the mayo! Put it face down on your Foreman Grill or panini/waffle maker.

While you cut the mozzarella, avocado, and tomato, heat up your chicken if it's cold.
Then load up the sandwich.

Put the sandwich together and slap it back on the grill.

When the cheese is melty, and the bread toasty, it's done! And so YUMMY!

I'm pretty sure you'll have to make this one again and again because you'll be craving it after you've tasted it!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

black to BLACK!

So I have been bursting with excitement for a while now, and now I will share the news... Have you heard of Totally Tutorials?... if you haven't, where have you been? Well, she hosts exchange programs and I'm a part of the Simply Spray exchange!!! I'm so excited, when I signed up I spent some sleepless nights coming up with things that I could do if I got picked! And I got picked! I received a box with cans upon cans of Paint it Black Simply Spray fabric spray paint. I was so happy when I read the email that said, "Congratulations! You have been selected to receive FREE Simply Spray Paint It Black Soft Fabric Paint. Thanks so much for applying to do the Free Exchange..." my eyes couldn't read fast enough before I squealed, jumped up and down, and almost cried! Yes I couldn't be more excited and have so many ideas to come.
Well first things first this is the no brainer thing to do with this lovely can of Simply Spray Paint it black, (I call it no brainer because it's what the can and the website tell you to do with the paint.) But just because it's a no brainer does not make it boring!
I'm sure we all have a black shirt or two that we wear under or over everything and it's been through the wash so many times it looks like you wore it in high school?...
Well this is my shirt, and lets just say it not only looks like I wore it in high school but I actually did wear it in high school! (I wish someone would have told me to dress better back then and informed me that after getting married and having two kids I would still be wearing those clothes!)

The picture doesn't do it justice but it really is dingy. If you look carefully you can see wear I spayed it with water in the left corner which makes it look like it should.



First I got my dingy ol shirt and since it's stretchy I stretched it over a pizza box, I know I'm real scientific like that, then hung it outside.

Then sprayed it.

Let it dry and wear it!

Back to BLACK, soft and good as new!