Was a mess. If you don’t mind me, I’m going to go hide from embarrassment:
But after a few hours of work, it’s still a bit messy, but much more livable! Maybe I can show my face again…
Complete with one box for Goodwill! Now to find a way to reduce the number of sentimental items…
Wonder why I did this? It’s always good to do a bit of spring cleaning.
For March’s Food challenge from Jenna at That Wife, we were instructed to make some kind of salad with green in it. Well, since I like salad so much, I made a few varieties. Please be warned that I looooove veggies so there’s no macaroni salad here.
When I make green salads, I don’t usually have a specific recipe – I basically use what vegetables I have in my fridge.
- Wash and put either lettuce or spinach in a bowl.
- Cut up and put on salad: carrots, celery, cucumber, green onions, mushrooms, peppers, strawberries, etc.
- If you want to make the salad a meal, add some nuts or meat (ie. chicken breast cut up.)
- Drizzle either your favourite salad dressing or a mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar on salad.
I once saw this salad in a weight watchers book, but it didn’t come with a recipe, so I made it up.
- Drain and rinse a can of chickpeas (I used a 19 oz. container)
- Chop up: 2-3 carrots, 2 stalk of celery, 2 tomatoes, 1/3 a cucumber and 2 – 3 green onions.
- Sprinkle liberally with parsley.
- Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over salad to taste.
On Sunday for lunch, since grilled cheese is off the menu currently, I decided to make biscuits. I wanted to try to make biscuits that weren’t extremely dry, so I tried the “Light and Fluffy Gluten Free Biscuits” from Gluten Free Cooking School. They were very light and very good! I added currants to add a bit of zing.
I also made some chicken soup to go with it:
Easy Homemade Chicken Soup
4 chicken thighs
Various vegetables chopped – I used carrots, asparagus, mushroom, celery, yellow peppers. You could add peas, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, onions, etc.
Various dashes of spices – I used garlic powder, thyme, basil, parsley, paprika, salt and pepper.
- Boil chicken until cooked. Add spices and let it simmer.
- About 20 minutes before you want to eat the soup, remove chicken from pot, debone and slice into pieces. Return to pot.
- Add vegetables and cook until vegetables done, about 15 minutes.
Seven months, that is! Mr. Bean bought me flowers:
My favourites – roses and lilies! It’ll be a while before the lilies open, but they’re still pretty!
What’s your favourite flower?