We got 5 little pickling cucumber in our box this week. They weren’t enough to turn into pickles. (That is too much work, plus I had no time.) I started looking for a recipe for some kind of quick pickle, and came upon this recipe from The Shiksa in the Kitchen for Crunchy Pickled Salad. I had never heard of the cucumbers she used, but decided my pickling cucumbers would work fine. I also used about half of the Napa cabbage from our box. I decided to try a different dressing, and found one on allrecipes.com for a Lemon Dill Salad Dressing. As I was dressing the salad, I realized that I had gotten pretty far away from pickles, but the salad was good, anyway. (Since I didn’t make any adjustments to the originals, I am not going to post my actual recipes. Feel free to follow the links to the original authors!)
Today is my Mom’s birthday. She taught me a lot about cooking when I was younger, and still makes the world’s best chocolate chip cookies! Since she lives in Wisconsin and we live in Albuquerque, I don’t get to spend as much time with her as I wish I could.
No recipe today, just a picture of a yummy chicken salad I made recently. We got spring mix lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and radishes in our box this week. I used this recipe from allrecipes.com to marinate the chicken, in only 15 minutes.
I am so excited that baby bok choy is back! Bok choy is one of my favorite greens. The baby variety is nice and tender, and has good flavor. I decided to make a salad with the bok choy and some of the radishes we got in our box this week. I planned to use CopyKat Recipe’s Applebee’s Oriental Salad Dressing, but was missing a few ingredients. Even with some substitutions, our salad had good flavor and texture.
I am trying to use the crock pot a lot this week, since I have been working lots of hours at my new job. When I Googled “crock pot snow peas,” I came across this recipe from Suddenly Frugal for a crock pot stir fry. OK, so it isn’t fried. My version turned out good, but we did end up adding some extra soy sauce (so I am adding that to the recipe).