Showing posts from October, 2020

Chicken Chopped Salad With Lime Vinaigrette

 Alec was put on the salad station when he was last in culinary at school and tried a new salad for lunch (they have the option of eating what they're preparing).  He came home talking all about it and offered to make it for me one night.  It sounded delicious!   I wasn't sure if I was going to like the dressing since I don't like cilantro or Dijon mustard but it was so good and paired well with the other flavors of the salad. Ingredients (for one diner sized salad): Iceberg, romaine, or mixed greens-- We used one romaine heart per salad 1 Grilled chicken breast, diced 2 slices Bacon cooked and chopped A handful of cheddar cheese; shredded A handful of candied pecans A handful of dried cranberries 1 Granny smith apple; peeled and chopped 1/2 large tomato; diced 1/4 cucumber sliced into quarters  Lime/cilantro dressing:  In a blender combine: 2 Cloves garlic, minced 1/8 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white vinegar 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup cilantro 1 Tablespoon lime juice

Friday Favorites: The Last Week of October

We had a pretty good week.  I have found that with this hybrid schooling there are always up and downs and little bumps in the road but for the most we just try to roll with them.  We got to eat out twice in one week which is pretty unheard of for us unless we're on vacation.  We also finished up just about all our evening activities so starting next week we should have more relaxing evenings at home together and I just can't wait!   I once again spent a restless night losing sleep over Alec's schoolwork and grades so I was really dragging Friday morning.  I keep trying to assure Alec he can only do his best and he (we!) have to let it go but I am so much better at preaching.  Luckily he only had a half-day of school on Friday and  he was IN the building!  I offered to take all three boys out to lunch once schooling was over for the day. Alec came home in a great mood too; after talking with another classmate and finding out they have ALL the exact same grades for all the