Monday, August 20, 2012

Asian Slaw

Asian Slaw
 
This weekend I hosted my very first real dinner party, sort of.  We may have been in $6 folding chairs in my kitchen eating with plastic forks but the food was good and the company was great!  Jesse's mother and his sister + her husband + baby were all up visiting this weekend!  This was Sally's (Jesse's mom) first time visiting us and we got to host her at our house. 

Friday night Sally got to visit a friend of hers so I went up to the Lake House to visit with Jenna (Jesse's sister), her husband Mark and the baby!  It's so exciting to see how much he changes in such a short time!  Pretty soon he will be crawling, then walking and then RUNNING.  He doesn't even look like a baby anymore, he looks like a little boy.  (There is a difference haha).

Saturday Sally, Mark and I all went to Jesse's work to get a tour of his building on Family Day and learned a lot.  It was actually pretty interesting (I was definitely skeptical at first).  It made me love the company he works for, Hypertherm, even more and appreciate just how good he has it there.  That afternoon Sally and I got to chat while I cooked and she helped me with my pie crust edging.  For the first time I was actually happy with how it looked!

For dinner I made that Avocado Shrimp Salad I posted about awhile ago, big hit.  I also made a Hawaiian Chicken kabob recipe that I will post next time, a traditional blueberry pie (also a future post) and Asian Slaw.

I have no idea where this Asian Slaw recipe came from originally, my mom has been making it since I was about 12.  It has always always always been a hit and is one of my favorites.  It's very easy and very delicious.

Ingredients:
 Salad
  • 2 (3oz) packages of Ramen Noodles (Beef Flavor)
  • 16oz cole slaw mix
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1 bunch scallions
 Dressing
  • Flavor packets from noodles
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
Directions:
Salad
  • Before opening Ramen noodle packaging, crush/break the noodles
  • Open and then set aside the flavor packets
  • place the crushed noodles in a large bowl
  • cover with dry slaw mix (if it comes with dressing, just throw away)
  • lightly toast the almonds (these burn easily!)
  • add the toasted almonds & sunflower kernels
  • chop up scallions and add on top
  • Do not mix, leave layered.
Dressing
  • Combine all ingredients & whisk together
  • Pour over the salad and refrigerate for 24hrs (Yeah, I don't usually do this.  You can serve it immediately and it is awesome.)
  • Toss & Serve   
I posted this one first because Mark checked with me multiple times to make sure it would be up on the blog.  I also got volunteered to do Thanksgiving this year so be looking forward to that!  AND AND AND.  Mark agreed to sing at our wedding!  I'M SO EXCITED!

Of a random note.  I made a little blanket for my nephew.  So cute.  It's a tag blanket because no matter what you buy for them babies always get the most enjoyment out of the tag!  I'm thinking about selling them on Etsy so if you're interested in one let me know!

This picture is of me making weird faces at the world's cutest baby.

We also celebrated National Soft Serve Ice-cream Day!!!! (August 19th)

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