February 28, 2006

Good Food Box: Pear Poofery

February 28, 2006 - Categories: cooking, cookordie

Here’s what in the Good Food Box for this fortnight:

2 lbs purple sweet potatoes
2.5 lbs yukon gold potatoes
1 broccoli
2 lbs carrots
1 pack mushrooms
1 lb beets
1 head romaine lettuce
1.5 lbs apples
1 bunch bananas
4 oranges
1.5 lbs pears

Help! Must figure out how to cook beets, pears… Waaah!

I think I’m going to make pear pie.

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Sweet potato and chicken vinaigrette salad

February 28, 2006 - Categories: cooking, cookordie

Level up!

  1. Put potato cubes in microwaveable container with a little bit of water.
  2. Cover and microwave the potato for 3 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Brown the chicken cubes in the pan.
  5. Make vinaigrette by mixing balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  6. Tear the lettuce into bits.
  7. Drain the potato cubes and add them to the lettuce.
  8. Add the chicken cubes to the lettuce.
  9. Drizzle dressing. Delicious!

I know, I know, I said I’d never buy a whole chicken again, but
Dominion had a two-for-one chicken sale! I froze one and stuffed the
other with apples and onions before roasting it. That’s why I had
plenty of cooked chicken on hand. I needed to find interesting ways to
use the fruits and vegetables from the
Good Food Box. In particular, I had a head of quickly-wilting romaine lettuce,
and I wanted to use the sweet potatoes (kamote! yay!).

I Googled up a recipe for chicken sweet potato salad and threw everything together quickly. It was a nice meal, and I liked the way the sweet potato contrasted with the balsamic vinegar. =)

Happy girl. Level up!

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Finished my tenth speech!

February 28, 2006 - Categories: toastmasters

I’m now eligible for the Competent Toastmaster (CTM) award! Hooray,
hooray! My tenth speech was named “Cook or Die”, and I talked about
how cooking means happiness, comfort and love. =) It was good practice
for the upcoming club competition.

The club gave me a CTM pin and a very interesting book entitled “48
Laws of Power”. They also signed a card… Awww! =)

Happy, happy, joy, joy!

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