Asian Chili Lime Vinagrette

6:43 am: Roll over. Feet out of the bed, feel around for slippers on the floor. Glasses on face. Walk over to bedroom door, pull open. One foot in front of the other, walk to living room. Begin picking up blankets, pillows, and various accroutements that are thrown half hazardly around the house. 7:24 am: Laundry room now. Picking up crap off the floor. And by crap I mean clothes that may have once (in the recent past) been clean, but somehow ended up on the floor rather than a hanger or the laundry Read more […]

Fancy Spring Mix Salad with Candied Pecans and Balsamic Vinaigrette

This is the THIRD time I’ve written this post. I’m going to spare you the gory details, but the first couple of times were a bit boring and depressing. Something about being fat and tired comes to mind. And if I remember correctly, I think there was a bit about feeling sick and gross and tired.   I walked away from my screen, because I was boring myself while I was getting ready to wear you down with dullness. When I returned a few hours later, I saw this glorious picture Read more […]

Super EASY Green Bean and Tomato Salad with Spicy Mustard Vinaigrette

Oh yesterday. I’m so glad you’ve gone away. With pissed off feelings and angry eyes 20 second sighs and lies after lies. Oh yesterday, thank you for going home, to that far off place where only memories roam. Today I will sit in gratitude of the goodness that abounds and remember that my heartache means that love surrounds. me. — –  – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Gah! The past few days have been a doozy. Resulting in me writing A LOT. My coping mechanism. This Read more […]

Tangerine Chicken Salad, I LOVE RAMEN Cookbook Giveaway, plus 2 reasons why its okay to be lazy.

WINNER ANNOUNCED BELOW IN RED – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Probably a non-lazy person would not try to convince you that laziness is a virtue. And by now you’ve concurred that a lazy person is talking to you right now. While others might hold their hands down in shame, I hold my head high, my shoulders square looking at you. . . .dead in the eye. . . . . This is who I am . . . .and it has given me all that I have.. . .. A husband who prints 3 copies of directions for Read more […]

My very favorite Sweet Balsamic Salad Dressing (with herbs) since today, but today is a very good day.

Soledad: Mama! We saw snow! Bella: Well…..mostly ice with a little snow. Soledad: And Mama look! I have on two jackets and two pants! Me: Wow. That’s great! Do you guys want hot chocolate? Soledad and Bella: Yes!!!! We love snow days! Me: Me too. ———————- Today is a snow day. Actually more like a freezing rain with a snowflake every now and again day. Not much activity going on. Mostly playing, cooking, tv watching, and long hot bath taking. Right now we’re Read more […]

The Quickest and Easiest Buffalo Chicken Salad

Her:  Mommy, remember I need 2 pictures for school today. Me:  Are those the pictures you told me about yesterday? Her:  Yes. Me:  When I wasn’t listening? Her:  Yes. Me:  Do you realize you have 9 minutes before the bus comes? Her:  Yes. Me:  And you haven’t had breakfast. Her:  Yes. Me:  And your hair isn’t combed. Her:  Yes. Me:  And you have no shoes or socks on. Her:  Yes. Me:  You really need to tell me these things when I AM PAYING ATTENTION. Her: Read more […]