It is so simple, but it is so fantastic. I made it for work on Wednesday. Unfortunately I don't have a 'finished' product photo since I was at work and you combine it right before serving and I can't have a camera at work. But being that you are all foodies, I know you can picture it in your minds!
Mandarin Orange Salad
1 large can of mandarin oranges, drained (the recipe calls for small can-but I love them!)
1 bag of mixed greens lettuce in a bag (can use a head of lettuce of your choice if you want)
1 TBSP chopped parsley-I didn't have any
slivered almonds, toasted in sugar-amount is up to you (I used about 5 TBSP)
Add in-grilled chicken breast, cut in bite size pieces
Dressing: 2 TBSP sugar
2 TBSP white vinegar
1/4 cup oil (your choice)
1/2 tsp salt
dash fresh cracked pepper
2 to 4 dashes Tabasco sauce (depends on your preference of heat)
For sugared almonds, place the almonds in a small fry pan. Cover with 1 to 2 TBSP sugar. Over medium heat, stir until sugar melts and coats almonds. Watch carefully as they will burn quickly. Pour out onto a sheet of waxed paper.
In bowl, pour in salad greens, top with orange segments, chopped up chicken and almonds. Sprinkle on parsley.
In a container that has a tight fitting lid that you can shake, add the dressing ingredients. Shake well to combine all ingredients. Pour over salad and enjoy!
Been working in the garden and cleaning our downstairs all day. Here is a little progress in the garden.
I put in the lettuce, onions and peppers today. The metal structure is a gate the Dude is making to I don't have to try and hurdle the fence. I normally just step over it, but since we made it raised and found a new type of fencing, I would probably hurt myself. He is quite talented. He and the youngest put a new cement slab today and have been working on putting a small retaining wall next to the barn so we can gussy it up with some bushes. I'm eyeing some hydrangeas (sp).
breaking up concrete to make way for new stuff (picturing her sister I am sure!)
smoothing out the concrete
Working on the retaining wall
In two weeks I will put in the rest which includes tomatoes, cukes, zucchini, peas, beans and radishes. I can hardly wait until I can use all of it's gifts on my table~