Monday, June 3, 2013

June 1, 2013

Breakfast - 2 slices of banana bread
Lunch - Asian Ramen Salad*
Snack - Homemade Cinnamon Roll (I thought I could pass on this, but since they were my Mother-in-Laws homemade recipe and I only get 1-2 of these a year, I couldn't resist!)
Dinner - (1) Quesadilla - Meaning one tortilla folded over...dipped in Ranch.
Water - 10 c.

2 bags of coleslaw mix
3 packages of Chicken Ramen Noodles - set the seasoning packets aside
3 green onions, diced
1 1/2 cups slivered almonds (or whatever close amount you can find)
1 stick of butter (1/2 stick workds just fine in my experience, but Ann says use the whole stick!)
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup salad vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
flavor packets from Ramen noodles (3 of them)

Place the three "bricks" of Ramen noodles into a gallon bag. Using a mug or your fist, gently break apart the Ramen noodles into bite size pieces. Melt the stick of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the Ramen noodles (not the seasoning packets) and slivered almonds, stir, and cook until toasted and lightly browned. Spread out on a cookie sheet and set aside to cool.

In a medium Ziploc container with a tight fitting lid, place the vinegar, oil, sugar, and the seasoning from the three Ramen packets. Close the lid tightly (the screw top ones work best) and shake to combine ingredients to make a dressing. Set aside.

Just prior to serving, add the coleslaw and green onions to large serving bowl. Top with the toasted Ramen noodle/almond mixture and the dressing. Use two large spoons to toss and mix together all ingredients. Serve immediately.
{Makes about 12 servings}

*You can prepare the sauce and toasted ingredients up to a day or two ahead of time. Keep them stored in separate airtight containers, and when you are ready to serve your salad, just empty both containers over the coleslaw/green onion mix, toss and serve!

1 1/2 mile walk with my kids
pulled weeds
cleaned the backyard (lots of lifting so it counts. :) )
Yes...a weak day of exercise, but I think it counts.

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