Sunday, March 16, 2014

Wek 10 Sunday (3/16/14)

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Perfect Spinach Salad
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From my Frontier
                           Pages  60 - 61     Copyright:  2012  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 224 calories per serving, if 6 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

I have a guest chef today. I do not eat spinach or most “green” foods so my Mom, Norma Connelly, volunteered to review this gem.

Today’s critics:
         Mom said that it was similar to other recipes but a little different due to the sautéed onions and mushrooms. She said she would definitely make it again because it was “very good”.  The only problem was that there was very little dressing on the salad because it all ran to the bottom of the bowl. She said she would make additional to serve at the table.  She had a great response from my aunts and uncles who came for lunch at her home.  

Trivial Triffles

         I was driving to school a few weeks ago and had to pull the car over to take this photo and just enjoy the beauty of the sky.  The pinks and yellows and blues were so intense.  This was such a surprise in the dead of winter to see this breath-taking sky.  Don’t be afraid to take a few minutes on a journey to pull over and spend a few minutes just enjoying the beauty of Illinois.

This was just amazing and really made me smile the rest of the way to school!

Memory Musings

         When we were young we loved to ride Potter’s horse, Loco. He was a beautiful palomino. Loco was very used to being ridden by children and was a sweet horse.
         I remember one time when my Mom decided to ride him. We always rode bareback and Mom hadn’t ridden in a long time, but she was game for a challenge. She began well but as he began to canter across the field, she started to slide to the side. Loco, being truly intelligent, stopped as she started to fall.  Mom was thankful that he stopped when his rider was on the slide.  I love my childhood.

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