This week has had me dragging my heels, and this blog is suffering for it. Sorry. Again. Geez, I’ve been saying that a lot, huh? Need to get my butt in gear. The good news is that work is keeping me fairly busy, plus cooking and crafting – mostly painting – and that is why I have not been writing quite as much as, perhaps, I should be. Work will be keeping me even busier soon, since I’m taking up some temporary stuff, too. Luckily, I have a few deadlines that will have me posting some good craft stuff soon.
For now, we are sticking to the kitchen where I made an oriental salad a few days ago that I had tried at my in-laws’ house a few weekends ago. It was amazing, and I made it this week in an effort to keep healthy food on the table. This was almost the week of salads, but we had a few non-salad meals that unfortunately broke that record.
-Pause here while I watch a video of Jeremy Renner. Mmmm. –
Like many oriental salads, this one uses partially cooked ramen noodles to give it a crunch and cole slaw, though I substituted broccoli slaw. I also skipped the green onion because I forgot to buy it, and I only used one packet of seasoning instead of two to cut down on the sodium.
The loss of the extra packet did not make a significant difference in taste, and to compensate I used a little bit more vinegar. The broccoli slaw made it a little crunchier, and I prefer it to regular ‘slaw anyway. I toasted the almonds on the stove – burned a few, too (oops!).
I started the whole process a little later than I meant to, so dinner wasn’t quite ready when Eric got home. That also meant I lost a little soaking time – maybe an hour. But it still soaked in fairly well, and it made great leftovers!
I was quite pleased with the way this turned out, and I will definitely be making it again.
As I mentioned, I have another recipe to share next, for another salad, too. I painted two miniatures today, but I forgot to take the “miniature magic” pics, so I will do that next time. And one of them is probably not PG, so it won’t be making an appearance.
In the meantime, folks, keep it crafty!