Wednesday, July 30, 2008

As Promised....

I am not doing well keeping this blog up, I am sorry. I will do my best to be sure to post at least twice a week if not more from here on out.

Last time I had said I would share what we use for re-usable containers, and give you a couple of salad recipes.

I just LOVE our Laptop Lunches sets. Have you heard of them? Here's a photo:

What is so great about these, is not only are they perfect for you or your kids to use for lunches at school or work, but the little compartments come out and can be used alone to tote salads or other snacks, without having to take the whole thing.

For some reason kids also seem more willing to take snacks or try new things out when I serve them in this. These are also great for trips to the zoo or other outings. They have a handy carrying strap, and each person can carry their own, lightening the burden on mom or dad.

We use these on our hikes to carry our salads. We just take out the larger compartment with the lid and take those alone. These are so much better than baggies for the environment too!

One of my favorite salads is Tabouli. I use this recipe from Great Party Recipes. This is SO yummy! Kids might turn their noses up to it on first appearance, but if you can get them to try a bite, 9 times out of 10 they too LOVE it! So simple, and so yummy, and good for you too!

Kids and adults alike seem to like Cucumber Salad. It is kind of sweet and tangy.
3 Cucumbers(Peeled and sliced)
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup vinegar, preferably cider
1/2 red onion(sliced)
tomatoes(optional, but I like to add this!
fresh mint(just a touch, chopped).

Heat vinegar, sugar and onions in a pan over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Put in a serving bowl and add the remaining ingredients! Easy and yummy! This one is great for barbeque's and potlucks, it is always a crowd pleaser!

Enjoy! I have a few more summer salad recipes I will share soon as well as a yummy vegetarian casserole recipe that even my meat loving hubby enjoys!


Anonymous said...

Just letting you know that the Chow Mein Noodles, Fried Rice and Vegetable Egg rolls at Panda Express are truly vegetarian - I asked. It's only the entrees that are all cooked with a chicken base. So yeah, tofu and veggies in chicken broth - eww! Thanks for visiting my blog - I like yours too - I love hiking and yoga. What a nice thing to do as a family. And laptop lunches rock - I am a bento maniac!

The Cooking Lady said...

I love reading your blog. Know that you have a following!!!