Sunday, July 24, 2011

It is Sunday and a lazy Sunday it is. Today was a complete day of rest from working out. Last night Craig and my parents met up at Firebirds Restaurant for our engagement celebration dinner. The dinner went really well. We were both a little nervous being it the first time our parents met, but it went over very well. I did talk alot to Mary, Craig's Mom about the wedding plans. She really made me feel alot better about me deciding to have the wedding here and reassured me that Craig will just have to get over having the wedding in town and not at a destination. Dinner was awesome, I ordered the shirmp and strawberry salad. This is one thing I love about summer, no matter what restaurant you go to you can always seem to find some type of salad with a combo of nuts, fruit and some type of meat. I am loving salads like crazy lately. Here are just a few recipes of different types of salads using fruit.
Carrot Salad
3 large carrots
1 cup raisons
1 cup walnuts
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons coconut
1/2 cup fat free mayo
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar or splenda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cranberry Salad
2 cups cranberries
1 cup splenda
1 cup apples
1 cup grape halves
1 cup orange sections
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Optional: add in diced chicken and serve over spinach lettuce
Green Apple, Red Grape, and Toasted Walnut Salad
2 unpeeled greed apples, cored and diced
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cups seedless red grapes halved
1 cup toasted walnuts
1 cup crumbled blue cheese
1 tbsp sweet hot mustard
1/4 cup walnut oil
leaves from 1 head butter lettuce
I am going to enjoy my last two weeks of summer and really get some wedding planning details set in stone. My to do list for this week:
1. Run at least three good runs (1 being a long run of at least six miles)
2. Costco for grocries-yeah!!
3. Borshiems to re-size my ring
4. Visit vendors for wedding ceremony/reception and find a final spot
5. Pick up my car on Wednesday from the dealership (it has been getting fixed from my wreck)
6. Call vet to get a time in for Cooper to get neutered
7. Thursday get camping supplies and groceries for Float Trip (we leave on Friday for the Nibrara to tube down the river with friends)
.....and I am sure by tomorrow my list will get longer :)
Have a great week everyone!!
What are some of your favorite salad ingrediants??


  1. SO GLAD that everything went well!!! what a relief! that salad looks delish. i seriously cannot eat a salad without craisins on it...they are my fave! haha! good luck with your goals this week!

  2. Oh my gosh, that shrimp and strawberry salad looks AMAZING.
    And those other salads look delicious too!

  3. All this post did was make me super hungry... Lol