Which comes first, the engagement ring or the wedding ring? I am not speaking of course of which one you get first, as the answer to that one is obvious, but the order in which they go onto your ring finger.
I’ve always thought that the engagement ring should go first, because it would already be on your hand when you’re actually at the alter, receiving your wedding ring. But I was wrong.
Continue reading Engagement and wedding ring order (and a bit on my ring)
Please note that a truly authentic chicken Caesar salad recipe contains anchovies or anchovies paste, and that is not this recipe.
However, this is an excellent quick dinner recipe that certainly will not disappoint. I adapted it from AllRecipes.com here.
- 1/2 pound boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces or strips (1 breast, or 2 smaller, thin ones)
- garlic salt
- lemon pepper
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 head Romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1 tomato, chopped (optional)
- Parmesan cheese
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This is my go to potato salad recipe, and I adapted it from a recipe on AllRecipes.com here.
I just made this for a crowd for Mother’s Day so the serving size is rather large. Also, I made it the day before – it is just as good, if not even better, the next day.
- 12 medium red potatoes
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 4 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1 oz apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
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I saw Gatsby last night, and it did not disappoint. I really only have one complaint that I can think of.
If you care about minor spoiler alerts, then don’t read this right now. Instead, you can check out this great article on the Fitzgerald family’s (positive) reaction to the movie.
Continue reading Gatsby the movie? Two enthusiastic thumbs up.
I tried this salad dressing recipe for the first time tonight. It comes from a blog called “Savory Simple” and the original recipe can be seen here.
- 3/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp black pepper
Continue reading Basil peppercorn vinaigrette
This recipe comes from AllRecipes.com here and it is really meant to be grilled, but I don’t have a grill. So I cook it on the stove and it still comes out amazingly. The important thing is the marinating.
- 1/3 cup Italian-style salad dressing
- 2 tbsp and 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp and 2 tsp applesauce
- 1 tbsp and 1 tsp hot sauce
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 2 pork chops (original recipe calls for bone-in; I used three smaller boneless)
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I don’t have a tattoo. For some reason people are usually surprised by this. I’ve always been open to the possibility, but never really found something that touched me so much I would want it on my body for the rest of my life.
And then I found this post on tattoos inspired by books.
Continue reading A literary. . .tattoo?
Philly cheesesteak meets stuffed peppers in this fantastic recipe that I found on Pinterest. It’s from MyFridgeFood.com here.
- 1 large green bell pepper
- 4 oz deli sliced roast beef
- 4 sliced provolone cheese
- 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
- 3 oz bella mushrooms
- 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp oil
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I mentioned in my first post that I was putting together a group to read, or reread, The Great Gatsby in preparation of the movie coming out.
Well, long story short, I emailed out discussion questions each week and no one. . .actually. . .participated. Ha. Isn’t it kind of funny in a depressing sort of way when you try to put something together, and get people involved, and no one cares?
On the other hand, I don’t believe in forcing people to read, or to participate in things like this. It should be purely for fun, and if people don’t want to join in then, that’s cool.
Continue reading Gatsby fans, this one’s for you
For some reason I can’t find the original recipe for this one online. I do like to credit the source of recipes, and I know I got it from AllRecipes.com, so hopefully that is enough.
In any case, I’ve mentioned before how much I love chicken. Well, this is truly my favorite chicken recipe.
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