Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Life's happenings, Paperific and a recipe!

Hi there friends...

Its been a super busy week this week. So much going on. Kids have had more parties to at attend, more sleep overs to go to and we've also had Rhylee's Secondary School Interviews. Its been hectic.
I went to Paperific on Friday and also attended the Trade Show for Parer Companies. I have to say I was really disappointed : (
It was just the same old same old. I have to say though, the venue was way better this year. The Melbourne Show Grounds. But gees I was let down by the whole paper crafting companies. I believe the only reason they have these events is to sell there products, alot of their older stuff. I think it should be about showing Paper Crafters the up and coming new products, to give ideas on the usage of those new products and to introduce us to new techniques. The make and takes are very few and small. Meaning they only allow for 3 people at a time. Like I said I was so disappointed. I guess these days its all about the dollar, so they really don't care!

Anyway enough grumbling....hehe

The weather has been so nice lately, we've fired up the barbie several times. My kids love having barbies, but not as much as Matt does!! lol
He is hilarious when it comes to warmer weather. Out comes the shorts, off comes the bottle top from his stubbie of Coopers Ale, and out comes the barbie mate. He so funny to watch. Doesn't matter if it's alittle chilly, as long as the sun's out, so is he. Except that doesn't seem to count for cleaning out the garage, that would be too hard!! lol

Summer Salad
Well I thought Id share an easy recipe that we all love to have with our barbeque's. Its the simplest salad EVER..... and my kids LOVE it! This honestly tastes soooo good.

Here are the ingredients.....

  • 1 Packet mixed lettuce leaves...... you can use any lettuce you like, I just use the mixed packet.
  • 1/2 Packet of Baby Spinach Leaves .... Optional but I like to hide them in the salad so my kids eat them....shhh don't tell them!
  • 1 Punnet of Strawberries...... washed and sliced
  • 1 Tin of Mango slices in juice.......Reserve juice and slice into slithers.
  • Balsamic Vinegar....... Optional but adds nice flavour.
  • Handful of Roasted Pinenuts.... Again optional but adds nice crunch!

Add Salad leaves to bowl, add sliced strawberries and mango, toss together. Using reserved Juice from mango, make a dressing with juice and balsamic to taste ( I like more juice and just a dash of balsamic) , salt and pepper and drizzle over salad. Sprinkle on pinenuts.


Here's a pic of our yummy Summer Salad we had on the weekend

I would love to know what you think if you do decide to make it. Leave a comment below.

Thanks for stopping by!


Lita said...

That looks os good! I'd have to change the mango to peach though.
Sorry ot hear that Paperiffic was a dud :(