Sunday, November 29, 2009

Weekend Wrap Up

Hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend. Friday was beautiful, 70's. I went on a hike & picnic (below). Packed up the super cool bento box and took off. Came home and as I was sitting outside BBQing dinner I watched the gray clouds roll in...

Saturday morning I woke up to sprinkles but I figured some of the sellers would brave it at the Farmer's Market so fought the urge to hit the snooze button, bundled up and went. Was so glad I did. I got great stuff... oodles of Apples and Pears (thinking it's time for Roasted Pears with Ricotta again), Cucumbers, Squash, Cauliflower, Onions and Peppers (which will be roasted today). It rained off & on all Saturday. I worked on computer project & took some breaks to watch the rain with a cup of Pear Rooibos Tea w/ a splash of SF Caramel Torani Syrup. Mmmm.

Today the sun has popped out finally and I'm thinking I'll head out soon and get some walking in. I'm also hoping to get the Christmas tree & indoor decorations up at some point today. The Plan: Tune in Direct TV's holiday music channel, make some SF Candy Cane Cocoa and turn this place into a winter wonderland.

Is your tree up yet?


Pink Box (top left): Shelly's Waldorf Salad
Green Box (top right): Sugar Snap Peas
Blue Box (bottom left): Babybel & Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Orange Box (bottom right): (in blue silicon container) Shelly's Holiday Nuts

Shelly's Waldorf Salad

1/2 cup cooked Chicken (I used Naked Nuggets, sliced, Rotisserie would be great)
1 Fuji Apple, diced
1 stalk Celery, sliced
1/4 cup Red Grapes, halved
2 Tablespoons Walnuts, chopped
2 Tablespoons Golden Raisins

Creamy Lemon Dressing
1 Tablespoon Lemon Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Fruity Vinegar (Orange, Lemon, Champagne. I used Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar)
3 Tablespoons Fage Greek Yogurt
zest of 1/2 a Lemon
Kosher Salt to taste
a few twists of Black Pepper

Toss all ingredients together with creamy lemon dressing. Mix till coated.

4 comments:

Tailynn said...

Its just Monty and I so we don't decorate. Do you host a gatherings during the holiday? I guess if we did we would feel compelled to decorate but since no one comes over after thanksgiving we can be lazy.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

I understand. Worked all afternoon on it and nowhere near done. I love the sparkly stuff. We have a few friends & fam that stop by nothing big. We're in the boonies a bit so you really have to be meaning to come here... it's "not on the way to" much. I was planning an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party this year but we have a cancer battle going on in my fam & stuff like that is on hold.

Sandi said...

Hi Shelly
I want to give you a big hug and a big thank you. I have been reading your blog for the several months. My surgery is schedualed for next monday, and I know I can do "this" because you have shown me that life does not end with bypass. I consider you one of the member of my coaching team that will get me to my goal. Im not one of those gals who likes to cook, so your blog provides the planning and the pictures. Thanks for this service to all of us, it is really making a differece, touching many lives.
hugs
sandi

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Sandi, Thank you for this lovely note. It made my morning! :) Best wishes on your surgery. Speedy healing prayers being sent. Hope you will soon feel the way I do about having wls that it was the BEST GIFT I ever gave myself.

~Michelle