Thursday, May 21, 2009

Broccoli Salad

This is a picture of the salad that I made and took to Easter. (Okay, I admit it, I'm a bit behind on my blogging.) It was my first time making it, and it got rave reviews. The recipe is my mom-in-law's:

( 4-6 servings)

  • 2 Broccoli Heads - cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 medium Tomatoes - de-seed and dice up into bite size pieces
  • 2-3 strips of Crisp Bacon broken into small pieces (I use the microwave kind, so there's no mess!)
  • 2 bunches Green Onions
  • Sunflower Seeds - salted - amount is up to you
  • 8-10 small Mushrooms - sliced
You just put all the ingredients into a bowl, coat them with lemon juice (half a lemon is plenty) and then add a bit of mayonnaise and mix it up.

Thanks again, Leslie, for the tasty recipe!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Homemade Convenience Foods

When I am in the middle of working on a play, as I am now (stage managing Steel Magnolias at Magenta Theater, whoo!) I tend to eat whatever I have on hand that I can grab and go. So I took an evening and made up what I think of as homemade convenience food. I prepared a number of veggie trays with little snack hummus packs that I got at Costco. See:

I made up a bunch of them and then when I was on my way out the door I could just grab and go!

What are some of your favorite grab and go snacks?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Growing My Own

Here are a few snapshots of my garden as it is right now. The promise of strawberries...

And veggies...

They are growing in my backyard in the square foot garden that my husband built for me a few years ago. This Spring I just added some compost, and planted my seeds.

The strawberries, now in their third year, look like they will produce quite a few berries. Yay! And, they are the ever bearing variety, so once those bees get to work pollinating them, we should have strawberries all summer long. Come on, bees!

(For a glimpse at my edible gardening escapades of days past,
click on any of the links above.)