Amazing what a little sunshine and fresh air will do.
So while a group of boys got on a fierce game of Four-Square in the driveway, I got out my gardening gloves and started attacking some of the leaves, litter and dead junk in my flower beds. At first I was just going to do a couple in the back yard but, before I knew it, I had filled two 32-gallon garbage cans and cleaned out ALL 8 of my flower beds.
Woo-hoo! Around here, we call that Progress.
However, 'progress' often comes at a cost.
My arms came away with some battle wounds that looked even worse because, though I LOVE flowers and all things earthy, I am also allergic to it. So I got in the house, gave my arms a good scrubbing and doused on the Benedryl.
All better...I promise.
So after my Benedryl bath, it was off to make supper. Tonight, I was making something new - Asian Citrus Salad. I was a little nervous about this but Jen at Beauty and Bedlam assured that it would be a hit. And she was right - Isaac kept telling me how much he liked it in-between mouthfuls and I confess that I went back for a very large second helping (but, hey, its salad.)
So because I want you to make your own Asian Citrus Salad of Awesomeness, here is the recipe:
Mix the following ingredients together in a large bowl.
- 12 oz bag Romaine lettuce (or whatever 'greens' you prefer)
- 10 Radishes, thinly sliced
- 4-6 slices of Red onion, quartered
- 3 small Grilled chicken breasts
- 2 small cans, Mandarin Oranges - well drained
- Chow Mein noodles sprinkled on top
Add the following ingredients and mix when finished:
- 1/2 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1 Pressed garlic clove
- 2 tsp. Sugar
- 1 cup Vegetable Oil (or whatever oil you prefer)
Oh, and before I forget, thanks to J.S. and A.D. for the suggestions on what to do about my husband's healthy lunch box dilemma. I already put the chicken recipe on the menu for next week. And if anyone else has any ideas, I'd be happy to take them!