Monday, June 16, 2008

Scrappy and Savory Sunday Past!

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments on our teacher gifts. Many of you commented or emailed me asking for the salad dressing recipes that we used for these unique gifts.

I thought I would use this post as a Sunday Scrappin update (on a Monday) and an opportunity to share our favorite recipes!

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In terms of scrapbooking, I did not complete my main objectives this week. Oh well. Life is pretty busy.

I did complete 8 personalized digital pages that I used as thank you cards on the gifts we made for the boys' teachers and bus drivers. Each page included photos and personal messages to each teacher or bus driver. The photos featured my boys helping to make the salad claws or them helping to make the dressings. Each personalized note included the dressing recipe and a suggested salad mixture that compliments the dressing.

Here are the two layouts I did:

Each boy got to choose the type of dressing they thought their teacher or bus driver would like. We ended up with 4 different recipes of all time favorites:

Sweet and Sour Salad

1 head romaine lettuce
1 (100gm) slivered almonds
1 vidalia onion sliced paper thin
1 pkg Ramon noodles (do not use the soup base)
Saute noodles and almonds in butter
Put in a large bowl and toss with the romaine

Dressing : 1 cup oil
2 TB soya sauce
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup vinegar

Fine Greek Feta Salad

Chunk assorted peppers, cucumber, carrots, and red onion.
Add cherry tomatoes and black olives.

Dressing: 1 part balsamic vinegar
2 parts oil
2 tbsp fresh herbs
1 sun dried tomato
crumbled feta cheese

Goat Cheese Salad

Spring mix
Thinly sliced red peppers
Handful of snow peas
Cherry tomatoes
Cut up goat cheese
Melba toast or croutons

Dressing: 1/3 c balsamic vinegar
1tbsp Dijon mustard
2 cloves finely chopped garlic
2 tbsp fresh herbs

Mix above ingredients together then gradually whisk into a jar of 1/4 cup olive oil

Baby Spinach Salad

Baby Spinach
Dried Cranberries
Toasted almonds
Sliced mushrooms
Chunks of hard boiled egg

Dressing: 1 part red wine vinegar
2 parts oil
1/2 a fresh squeezed orange or 2 table spoons of juice from frozen raspberries
Crumbled feta cheese
Fresh rosemary and mint (or any fresh herbs)

So, there you have scrapbooking of savory salad mixtures!!!!

Now back to our regularly scheduled scrapbooking...fingers crossed I can accomplish this weeks challenge of incorporating an animal or animal print into a spread! Wish me luck!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the magnificant recipes!!! I really have to catch up with scrapbooking, man..I am over a year behind!! Your pages are gorgeous!

Kellan said...

Thanks for these great recipes - they sound wonderful!! I'm a BIG salad fan - love um!

Have a good evening - Kellan

Amy said...

Great layouts & I'm sure they were much appreciated as gifts. :)

Wani said...

Thats such a great gift! I bet those teachers & bus drivers loved them! Thumbs up!

Chrissy said...

thanks for the fabulous recipes! I love your scrapbook page, love the colors and the paper.

Family Adventure said...

That is a great idea, Laura. I love the way you incorporated scrapbooking in it. I'm sure these will be huge hits :)


Tara R. said...

Your scrapbooking pages are gorgeous! Those salad recipes sound wonderful too. I can't wait to try them.

Kellan said...

I loved your 3 C's post - but the comments are closed? That is the best post I think you've ever written - I loved it and hearing about your cars. I also love that song.

Have a good day, Laura - see you soon - Kellan

forgetfulone said...

How did I miss this post? Those pages look fabulous!

Jules said...

This is a totally magnificent idea! Now a quick question, 'cause I'm new to digital scrapping. For the card, you made it on the computer and them printed it on regular paper? Or did you print it on photo paper? Or did you have someone like CostCo print it and then attach it to paper. I'm a detail oriented type of person and I'm just trying to envision it......... while I sit here in pirate prison, you know? Little problem with trying to liberate a treasure chest and all.... ahem.