Monthly Archives:May 2016

  • Flowers Everywhere

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    One thing that I absolutely love about our new house is the landscaping. It is gorgeous! The previous owners knew what they were doing when they did this yard. Every week a new flower pops up. I would never do rose bushes but I now have five of them and love them. They are in the perfect spot and barely starting to bloom. I just wish the flowers would stay in bloom forever.

    Here’s a look at what’s blooming this week.

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  • Chinese Chicken Salad

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    I’m not much of a cook, but there are a few things I make that friends and family request I bring to get togethers, including this salad recipe. It’s one of the best and I have been making it for years.

    Chinese Chicken Salad


    1 head of green cabbage

    1 head of purple cabbage

    1 can of cashews

    Worcester sauce

    3-4 chicken breasts

    Wonton strips

    Litehouse sesame ginger salad dressing

    Sesame seeds

    Step 1:

    Marinate chicken in worcester sauce for about an hour. Bake in oven at 375 degrees for about an hour. Remove from over and shred into larger pieces ones cooled.

    Step 2:

    Chop up cabbage and put into bowl.

    Step 3:

    Pour cashews into small sauce pan. Cover with worcester sauce and simmer on low for about 20 minutes. Let cool.

    Step 4:

    Add chicken and cashews to cabbage. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

    Step 5:

    I do not add the salad dressing or wontons to the salad directly. It gets soggy too fast. I add both to theĀ individual servings. That way if there are leftovers it doesn’t get soggy.