I cannot even tell you the number of times I fell back on this recipe during track season last spring. Have you ever been to a track meet? They’re kind of like swim meets except on dry land. There are approximately 12,000 events. And your own offspring is likely to compete in oh, let’s say … two. It’s awesome when this child becomes adept at narrowing down the window of time in which she will be competing, because then you’re able to plan your arrival to the asphalt venue accordingly. Not that it’s not 100% awesome to watch other people’s children run like they stole something. Because it is. For real.
This right here’s the best spinach salad I’ve ever eaten in my entire life. I just demolished this photo shoot and wish I had some more! Keep in mind this rave review is coming from a gal who doesn’t even LIKE raw spinach all that much – I’m not crazy about how it feels on my teeth, if you want the truth – but this salad’s so flippin’ good, my pearly whites didn’t even get weirded out!
We’re nearly through the Holidays! Hooray for us, we’ve almost made it! The endless party conga is about to call it quits.
And I have to tell you, I’m so darned tired of cooking. Tired of cleaning the kitchen and loading / unloading the dishwasher too. At present, I’m staring at a dried up, once-gorgeous-but-now-bordering-on-pathetic tree that needs to be taken down ASAP.
Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous
Since we’re all in the throes of full blown seasonal entertaining, I thought I’d share a delicious appetizer recipe with you, just a little inspiration so that you don’t come up empty handed in the hors d’oeuvres department this coming weekend.
I had a little bit of extra time on my hands yesterday afternoon and was really in the mood for pasta. We had a big fire going, football on TV … my girls were building a gingerbread tree (don’t get excited, it was from a kit), and red sauce was calling my name. I took a peek at the sale ad and whadaya’ know? Most of the ingredients for my favorite lasagna are on special this week!
I did something so stupid yesterday. I made my grocery list and went to the Store, where I filled my cart with the appropriate produce required for this dish. When got to the seafood counter, I realized that I had miss-read the sale ad – the shrimp I actually needed for this recipe were not the ones that were on sale. DOH! I ended paying $15.00 – not exactly in keeping with the frugal theme of this ‘here blog.
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