Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Maybe there's a recipe in this blog...

This is me, blogging from my first very own laptop.
Aren’t you proud!
Well, you should be, if you’re not.

Anyway, I’ll post pictures later…I found some that didn’t make facebook, but until then, I have a recipe I’d like to share.
This salad has been my obsession for about four months now.
I finally perfected my own.

Strawberry Spinach Salad
(I’m not putting measurements, because it’s completely up to you, and how many people you’re feeding! For example, you can choose to have this as your meal or as your side.)
Baby Spinach
Red Onion (diced or sliced, your preference)
Blue Cheese Crumbles
Bacon bits (Homemade is best, but if you’re too busy for such things, go ahead and buy ‘em.)

Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing
2-3 Cups of fresh or frozen strawberries
½ Cup of Olive Oil
¼ Cup of Balsamic Vinaigrette
1 ½ tbsp. sugar (I actually didn’t include this in mine and it tasted fine, so I’ll say this is optional)
½ cup water
Pinch of salt
Dash of pepper

For the dressing, just blend.

Off the record, I added a bit of lime juice-that’s not in the original recipe, but it still tasted good…

For the salad, just mix and eat.
If you desire, you can make your salad pretty by arranging a few fresh strawberries on your finished salad before you devour it.
Also, it’s pretty tasty when you add almonds or candied pecans.

If I feel up to it, I’ll post a recipe for candied pecans. It also requires little to no measuring, since when I learned I was watching, not reading.

Your mouth will thank you for it

I’d post a picture, but I ate it too fast.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Gotta get down on Friday.

As it happens, I only upload blog entries from my iPhone. 
For now. 
So, I can't upload a photo with this entry. 
Therefore, I can't show you the view I have right now. 
So, pretend that I have a picture below. 

[Huge Chocolate Lab with her face right in the camera. She's clearly hogging the bed and clearly won't lay still. ]

This is Penny. She's my mom and Paul's dog. 
Tonight I stayed at Carissa's, since both of us get to wake up and help unload the moving truck. 
I was rewarded with Penny's presence when I arrived. Mom's keeping her here for tonight. 
She was supposed to sleep in "my" room for the night. 
She didn't want to lay still on the bed. She wanted to explore outside the bedroom. 
So, she explored a little and came back. 
I told her I didn't want to accept her pity company. 
She looked at me blankly, then left. 

Tomorrow is move day, complete with coffee and bagels for breakfast. 
What's better? 

Little Man is staying at his dad's overnight. 
I'm glad Carissa needed a grocery shopping buddy. I normally don't know how to function without child. 

Have a fab weekend. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


New Blog!
The URL is kinda like the song title the weary kind, but the weary kind was already taken and not weary. I'm hopeful.

And my blog title was chosen by Miss Mindy.

Kelli and I have been in Fort Worth for the past two days, and in two days I'm moving back in with my folks. I never thought I'd be excited about that, but I really am. My mom brings me peace, and Paul always makes me want to do what's right for myself. So I'd say that's a star environment.

More later, y'all.