Friday, May 01, 2009

Favorites on Friday

This dear little Pebble Yoke sweater is finished. You can view the details on Ravelry. It is a simple pattern for children sizes 3 up to 2 years and is a quick little knit. I found some yummy pearlized buttons in a topaz color that snaz it up a bit. I have lots of yarns that are naturally dyed now, ranging from cotton to wool/mohair to 100% wool and more that will all suit this pattern. Some of the colors I have created are underneath the sweater.

A new favorite in our home is Sam's Oriental Salad I found the recipe on her blog and we whipped it up last Friday and it is now on the list of regular meals! Very quick for times when you are short on time or have to take a dish to a get-together. We added grilled chicken, cut into slices and added at serving time. MMMMM good! Thanks Sam!

Oriental Salad

Dry Ingredients:

1 Packages Ramon Noodles-Beef Flavor (crush noodles into small pieces)

1 Package Cole Slaw-1 pound size

3/4 cup slivered almonds

3/4 cup sunflower seeds

3/4 cup green onions

Mix the above except for the flavor packet from the Ramon Noodles. Set aside.

Wet Ingredients:

¾ cup veg. oil

1/3 cup cider vinegar

½ cup sugar

flavor packet from the Ramon Noodles

Mix the wet ingredients together. I put them in a tupperware and shake.

Right before serving, pour wet ingredients on dry ingredients and mix well.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:17 AM

    ... lucky baby who gets that CUTE sweater! ... the "oriental salad" is very similar to a "coleslaw" recipe I got from friends a few years ago. it calls for rice wine vinegar (I usually go 1/2 & 1/2), toast the almonds a bit (Carefully!!) instead of the sunflower seeds are sesame (again, carefully & lightly toasted) .. I don't do the seasoning packet (easier to control salt) and often don't do the noodles (anything left over is soggy) ... it's quite refreshing. goes with about everything. ~ m.