Monday, April 23, 2012

Bits and Pieces

Hello Hello Hello!

Here are some week and weekend highlights, I know I'm fudging a little bit, but you do what you gotta do. Thursday we had our Milkshake Madness event. We thought people were going to choose Thursday night market over our event so we planned for a medium-sized crowd. We had 60+ people shuffle through our door! Blenders were going like crazy! Two of them died on us by the end and there was fruit and oreos and melted ice cream all over! It reminded me of my Jamba Juice days oh so many summers ago. 
A fun hectic event. :)

Saturday, I joined Ryan and his MSW crew in a walk to bring awareness to Mental Illness. It was a beautiful day and a fun little 2 mile walk to the park and back. Couldn't help but think about Kyle and Marley who were running a half marathon while we were taking our stroll! So proud of them. Ry and I will get there one day. 

Our strange eat of the weekend: 
Tofu something. 
We needed to finish off this tofu. I had seen my grandma just put soy sauce and green onions on hers before, so i went for it. The toothpicks added a little class. It's all about presentation: 

Last night we had people over for crepes and games. I'm such a big fan of crepes~ you know that if you read this blog~ they're just so dainty&light.. there's variety, creativity and simplicity. 

I used to put recipes up on here a lot, and haven't done it recently. But my mother-in-law mentioned that she used one of my recipes recently, so I decided to post a recent recipe I tried out: 

Golden Sunshine Quinoa Salad:
- 2 cups quinoa
- 2 1/2 cups chicken broth 
- 4 scallions, sliced thinly
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 2 tbs rice vinegar
- 1 tsp graded orange zest
- 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1 cucumber peeled, halved, seeded &chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Rinse quinoa. Bring chicken broth to boil add quinoa and reduce to low, cover and simmer for about 20-25 min. uncover fluff with fork. 

Place cooled quinoa in large bowl. Add scallions, raisins, rice vinegar, orange juice and zest, olive oil, cumin, cucumber, and parsley and toss to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. 
Refrigerate until cold. 


Have a great monday!


1 comment:

  1. So many good festivities! Blenders going like crazy, splattering of food everywhere, and more people than expected, sounds kind of familiar:) Way to make me hungry!