Thursday, May 7, 2009

Is Today Thursday Already??

Where is the time going? Whatever! My life is flying by and I can't even catch it!

Today some of the craziness actually begins. We've got Tinkerpot's shots in an hour and after the way Bug's reacted to her 5 year old shots (like a freaking screaming mimi, I seriously was like, "Dude, that kid is NOT my kid!"), I am feeling exceptionally tender-hearted about today's round. And, not to sound utterly callous I do hope she sleeps really good after the shots though because I've got a nail appointment right afterward and it's always easier of she's sleeping! It's not really all about me though...just gotta fit it all in!

Later today my mom, Grandma and Renee are coming over for the Mother's Day luncheon that I posted about a few days ago. I made Katie's absolutely delicious Spicy Cashew Salad and will serve it with Renee's chicken salad sandwiches followed by strawberry shortcake. You have to try this salad though - it is wonderful! Here's the recipe and maybe I'll post pictures later although they won't do it justice because I'm using green grapes instead of red and the red ones make the salad LOOK as good as it TASTES.

Katie's Spicy Cashew Salad

3/4 cup cashew halves
4 slices bacon, coarsely chopped
1 T melted butter
1 T brown sugar
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

In a large dry skillet over medium heat toast cashews until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove and let cool in a dish (slightly).
Next cook bacon in skillet until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and soak up grease with a paper towel. Set bacon aside.
In a medium bowl stir butter, rosemary, curry powder, brown sugar, salt , cayenne pepper with cashews. Set aside.

3 T white wine vinegar
3 T dijon mustard
2 T honey
1/2 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

in a small bowl mix all together and set aside.

1 (10oz) bag mixed greens
1 pear sliced thin
1 cup red grapes halved

in large bowl toss dressing with salad ingredients and bacon. sprinkle with nut mixture.

Later...after everyone leaves I've got some backyard issues to tackle. Those flower beds that every May need a good overhaul - weeding, mulching etc. I'm actually excited about this because it looks like today is going to be a beautiful day. We're doing the blessing luncheon outside on the patio and honestly, there's a lot to be done out there before we can invite people over to see it. Yikes.

Again...lots to do...better get started.

3 backward glances:

Rachel said...

oh good wonder women is back. I don't have to worry about you anymore, you're right back to your old self again. (making the rest of us look bad in the meantime).

Amy said...

oh please!

note about the salad: this is not recommended to snort up your nose while laughing.

Amy said...

i forgot to take pictures of the salad because i was too busy hacking pieces of it out of my nose.

like that mental pic? good.