Archive for June, 2007

I heart avocado

I have a little bit of an obsession with avocado. Rich and oh-so-creamy, avocado is just so good. Whether rolled into sushi or cut up with a little bit of salt, avocado is irresistible. If you are in the mood for some, check out this yummy recipe for a grilled chicken cobb salad.

Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad

6 bacon slices, cut into 1 inch wide pieces
1 head romaine lettuce
2 medium sized skinless chicken breasts, griled and cut up
4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled (1 cup)
2 plum tomatoes, chopped 
2 avocados, halved, pitted, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces
coarse salt and ground pepper
Newman’s Own Parmesan and Roasted Garlic dressing

In a medium skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain on a paper-towel lined plate.

In a large bowl, toss lettuce with some dressing. Place lettuce on the platter, arrange bacon, chicken, feta, tomatoes and avocado on top. Season with salt and pepper and serve. Serves 4.


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Fabrics for the nursery

One of our current projects here at home is converting our spare bedroom from the place where our Japanese foreign exchange student slept to a nursery for Maya. We still have a few weeks to go before we leave for China to pick her up, so in the meantime we have been busy getting the whole place ready.

I love the colors purple and green together, so after painting two walls purple and two walls green, it was time to find some coordinating fabric for window treatments and a baby quilt. My mother, Leah and I went shopping last week and found the most beautiful floral pattern.

I just love that it has hints of purple (and a little pink) in it. This fabric will be made into the valance for the window and also will be the main fabric in the baby quilt. Isn’t it PURTY!  

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WW 5

Wordless Wednesday

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Recipe for smiles

Take a bunch of frozen strawberries, one banana, some plain low-fat yogurt and a little bit of orange juice, mix it all in the blender










and WA-LA, smiles!

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Guess who?

Please stop by my adoption blog for a big announcement!

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