Monday, May 31, 2021
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Simple Side Salad
We are trying very hard to eat a more healthy diet...without giving up the food we love. After John's heart attack, the diet recommendations were to limit fat, sugar, etc. As summer approaches I wanted to experiment with some side salads that would be a bit healthier than the side salads I always purchased at the grocery store deli. I love a good macaroni or potato salad - our deli has a great red potato salad - but I realized that the macaroni was not whole wheat, the diet suggestions say to veer toward sweet potatoes instead of white, and I felt the mayonnaise used in the store bought salads were filled with fat, salt, and preservatives. So, I am on a quest this summer to make side salads for our burgers ( no more beef...turkey and maybe impossible), chicken, and salmon on the grill!
Here is what I came up with today to accompany our pulled chicken barbecue sandwich. I purchased the sandwich filling at Aldi...feeling the chicken was a better choice than the pork. In the future I plan on making my own version with sugar free barbecue sauce and skinless chicken - but we had this in the freezer and it was enough for lunch. So...In my last shopping trip I purchased this cole slaw mix -
Monday, May 17, 2021
Mid May Musings
May is flying past ! As everything blooms outside this book was the perfect read for those who love gardens. The Last Garden in England by Julia Kelly tells the tale of several gardens at old, historic English homes, and the lives of the people that created them...and lived with them. I had to enjoy it with a cuppa and a scone. These scones are so easy to make - you can find the recipe here Apricot White Chocolate Scones
I have been enjoying several good books this month...
Another historical fiction about the Warsaw Ghetto...again, very well researched and I learned a lot about real life hero Dr. Janusz Korcsak, who was an advocate for children before the war and tried to be a savior for children throughout the terrible times in the ghetto.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Cinco de May Dinner Party
Now that we are fully vaccinated and our neighbors are as well we decided to get back to entertaining and sharing a meal. Over a year since we hosted friends in our home...the longest time we have ever gone without having company. Cinco de Mayo seemed the perfect time to celebrate life getting back to almost normal!
The centerpiece was a simple mirror charger that I found in the Dollar Zone at Target. It was in with all the wedding items, but I thought it would be great on our dining room table. I added our candles, a vase of faux flowers that I wrapped with a colorful napkin, and a maraca that I have had since high school days from Spanish class!!!
ROAD TRIP !!! We love to travel...and have a few overseas trips planned for the future. But, it has been a few years since we took a road...