Month: April 2010

Jennifer’s Saturday Salad

Jennifer’s Saturday Salad

I’m calling this one “Jennifer’s Saturday Salad” because I created it using things I had in the house today… which happens to be Saturday.

Ingredients: Salad

2 lbs FRESH broccoli florets
2 cans white cannellini beans
1 half red onion diced (you can use the whole thing if you like a lot of onion.)
1 tomato diced

Ingredients: Dressing

For dressings, I still use the Kraft carafe.  Don’t ask me why… I just always do and I never have any problems. If you are savvy, then I’m sure you’ll have no problem adapting.  I also don’t measure… I eyeball and flavor to taste.

Red wine vinegar up to the (W) line (I don’t use water)
Spanish Olive oil up to just below the (O) line
A healthy amount of garlic powder
a healthy amount of dry yellow mustard
a healthy amount of black pepper
a healthy amount of oregano
a few pinches of coarse sea salt

Shake it up!
Directions:

Rinse broccoli florets and add to a medium to large sauce pan and cover with water.  Once the water comes to a boil, boil for no more than 5 minutes.  Remove from heat immediately and rinse in cold water.  Add your diced onion, tomato and beans into a storage or serving bowl.  Once the broccoli is cool enough, add the broccoli to the other ingredients.  Pour the entire bottle of dressing over the veggies, and either cover the bowl with the lid and shake, or use a large serving spoon to incorporate.  Chill for a few hours and serve.  You can eat this as a meal, or serve as a salad.

It’s quick, it’s easy… and it’s yum!

Take this hump and shove it…

i started my ethics paper today.  slow and steady tends to get the A… so i’ll be working on that all week and weekend 🙁  i am dying to get out for a hike, or at the very least a brisk walk.   it is so beautiful out today – after this i have no choice but to escape.  fun fact #288  your fingers won’t know the difference between orange pastels and cheese doodles!

my pastels keep calling to me… and so does my camera  – please enjoy.  let me know what you think.

Hey Mom and Dad – if you’re reading this… and you better be… I love and miss you.  Thinking about you always.

This one’s for you guys! SWAK

thoughts on a sunday in april

let’s run around together and play like children

you’ll think i’m too good to be true

and i will be –

but we’ll have such fun

digging deep into each others souls

with our eyes

and we’ll see a perfect forever

that doesn’t really exist

and we’ll laugh

and we’ll cry

and we’ll make wishes

that will never come true

and when we look back

we’ll see the only thing for sure

was that  none of it was real.

© Jennifer Chiera