Put your seat belt on. Lots of random things to talk about...but all fun so let's see what I have been doing.
Greek Salad with an oregano vinaigrette. This salad is one that I have made since Mr. Sparkling and I married. While there are lots of yummy ingredients, I think the dressing sends this salad over the top.
Oh my goodness! I need large plants and I need them NOW! I am feeling like I am in a fish bowl in my new house. This Southern Magnolia would grow to be very large...maybe too large but I am trying to decide if I would mind. Lots to ponder.
And now, here are the recipes.
NO BAKE CHOCOLATE COOKIES
2 cups sugar
½ cup milk
½ cup butter
3 cups instant oatmeal
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 tablespoons cocoa
Bring to a boil sugar, milk and butter. In a bowl combine oatmeal, vanilla and cocoa. Pour hot mixture in bowl and stir. Drop by teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet. Cookies will harden as they cool.
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites
4 cups crisp white cereal
3 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
4 cups (24 oz.) white chocolate morsels, melted
Mix cereal, marshmallows, peanut butter and peanuts in a large bowl with a spatula. Melt the white chocolate in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, or in the microwave on High for two minutes. Pour the white chocolate over the cereal mixture and quickly mix to coat. Spread the cereal mixture on a sheet of waxed paper and let stand until cool and firm. Break into small pieces and store in an airtight container.
GREEK SALAD WITH OREGANO VINAIGRETTE
1 head romaine lettuce, cleaned and torn into small, bite sized pieces
1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes (or by all means homegrown tomatoes when possible)
1 can pitted black olives, drained
1/2 bunch green onions, chopped
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup drained capers
1/2 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Mix well, toss with salad
OK, THAT IS ALL I HAVE FOR NOW. Still working on the new table and chairs.... hoping to have the seat cushions soon.