Monday, April 27, 2009

5 Dollar Dinners

Who does not want to save money these days? We can't change the price of things at the store, but we can save money by shopping and cooking smarter.

I have visited this blog several times and enjoyed its frugal recipes and shopping tips. I was so excited to see her on Rachael Ray. Check out her website, and start cutting back on what you spend to feed your family.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Back for real this time

Well moving, blogging and being a new Mommy was more than I could take. Now we are moved in and back to our normal lives.

I could not sleep last night, and as I was laying awake I was thinking how much I have missed creating. I have been on a bit of a cooking hiatus because everything was in boxes. I long to sew, but can't because my sewing machine eats fabric. When I scrapbook I like to lay things out everywhere, and we just didn't have the space. My heart has a need to create. I am coming to understand my need to make beautiful things better after I created my amazing baby Eli.

So I am recommitting myself to the things that make me feel complete and happy.

I made this salad a few weeks ago with leftover cabbage from St. Patrick's day. It is easy, super fast to throw together and yummy!

Oriental Chicken Salad
1/2 head of cabbage, thinly sliced
1-2 cups chicken, cooked and diced
2 green onions, chopped fine
1 package Top Ramen noodles, broken
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
2 Tablespoons slivered almonds

1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 packet Top Ramen seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Combine all salad ingredients, wisk together dressing, mix with salad and enjoy!