7.10.2006

The BORING (loved every boring minute) weekend:

Let’s see….

  • Friday we lounged, went to dinner with Mimi, watched Arkansas Business play softball, and had an enjoyable evening with the Mulhearns and a 30 pack. ;)
  • Saturday we SLEPT IN. I am happy to say I did not get out of bed until NOON! NOON o’clock people! Amazing. Then I got up and made us French toast and bacon… and watched cartoons. What is it that is SO wonderful about reverting back to childhood?
  • Saturday evening we STAYED HOME. (I must capitalize these foreign concepts like sleeping in and staying home). We were going to see a movie but it was sold out so we did some more of the hanging and the outing in our semi-clean casa.
  • Sunday we had a neighborhood block party… beer and kids and neighbors and volleyball. Mucho fun. My job was salad and I got some random recipe off the internet that was so easy and good that I am sharing it with you. It was delish. The only trouble I had with it was the mango… who knows how to cut one of those things? I slaughtered it so I kind of wound up squeezing the mango juice and some odd shaped mango pieces instead of peeled and cubed… very messy but no worries:


    INGREDIENTS:
    · 1/2 cup sugar
    · 3/4 cup canola oil
    · 1 teaspoon salt
    · 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    · 8 cups mixed salad greens (i used 1/2 spinach and 1/2 field greens...came premixed)
    · 2 cups sweetened dried cranberries *(note: often called Craisins in store!)
    · 1/2 pound fresh strawberries, quartered
    · 1 mango - peeled, seeded and cubed
    · 1/2 cup chopped onion
    · 1 cup slivered almonds


DIRECTIONS:
1. Place the sugar, oil, salt, and vinegar in a jar with a lid. Seal jar, and shake vigorously to mix.
2. In a large bowl, mix salad greens, sweetened dried cranberries, strawberries, mango, and onion. To serve, toss with dressing and sprinkle with almonds.

Boo. Hiss. Monday = back to work. Why does lunch time go so fast?


10 comments:

brookeandpaul said...

i LOVE crasins!

Sarah said...

it is so nice to stay home sometimes.... and sleeping in ROCKS my world, though it only happens every-now-and-then.... however, sunday, matt and i pulled a lazy one... and our cluttered house and undone laundry is proof.

Matt said...

Mango is the food of the gods!

karl said...

i agree with matt, and beer is the drink of the gods!

Matt said...

sounds like we need to have a mango and beer party,OR we could create MANGO BEER!!!


Or not

karl said...

mango beer....hmmmmmm. sounds like it might work. It would be in the market of Smirnoff twisted and other fruity drinks.

Chandle said...

Sounds like a good weekend. Mango beer huh?

Matt P said...

I do like fruity things, and Kat I tried some of that the other night and it was really good

a-meredith-a said...

I know how to properly cut a mango. Remind me to dazzle you when I visit in August. Caaaaan't wait.

Leah Billings said...

I also know how to dice up a mango (I'm sure your not surprise) and I give free lessons. :)