Thursday, June 26, 2008

kitchens and cats

No pics today, just some quick updates, and a recipe idea.

We are getting measured for our new countertops today! I am guessing once they have it figured out, it will take a couple of weeks to get the actual product installed. So today we finally have to turn off the water and take out the faucet and sink and remove the one on that side. Big step!

Mike did a great job building something to fit in our bay window, it will be perfect. I will have pics of everything soon...

Turns out not only does Claude have a broken leg, and hyperthyroidism, he had developed a kidney infection during his adventure. The antibiotics we had been giving him for his gaping wound were keeping it at bay, but when we stopped giving him those drugs, it came roaring back. So he is back on more drugs. And he cries a lot. Poor kitty. Once the drugs get more firmly entrenched in his system, he should be back to his peg-leg semi-normalness.

We wish to announce the birth of 3 more baby robins-at least 3-there may be one more, we don't dare get too close and disturb them.

During the summer, I love to throw together salads for those hot muggy nights. Here is one we had the other night-delish!

Asian Chicken Salad
Cook up some chicken breasts, I seasoned some with Montreal Chicken Seasoning and sauteed them in a little olive oil and water, to keep them moist. You could poach them, grill them, or roast them too. I used three. Then dice them up.
Take a bag of greens (I used the new Bushel Boy head of live greens, they are so amazingly fresh!) Clean, rinse, tear up.
Drain a can (or two, if you really like them) of mandarin oranges.
Cut up half a red pepper and dice it.
Toast a handful of slivered almonds (or just leave them plain).
Toss everything together, then drizzle on some Asian Sesame Dressing (any brand will do-I used Cardini's)
I found a bag of crispy wonton strips to throw on top, you could also throw on some Chinese noodles for crunch.


Oh, and remember my little dream post a while back? Mike was out on his cycle last night, and when he came home he had picked up a listing for this:

I may be moving....

1 comment:

  1. That is such a beautiful area...but I tend to worry when the picture of the barn comes before the picture of the house...


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