Monday, December 29, 2014

Winter Salad

The holidays are a time of indulgence, and rightfully so. But, as soon as they're over, I find myself craving lighter fare. However, because it's still winter, I don't want to go too light. I want my salad to be warm in the tummy. I want my salad to give me a hug. 

Which brings me to the winter salad. It's the heavier version of its summer cousin. It's a salad wearing a few layers of long johns. 


Mixed Greens
Grape Tomatoes
Blue Cheese
Ditallini Pasta
Breaded, Baked, and Cubed Chicken

Toss everything together with some nice olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. (My family likes it without the vinegar - just olive oil and salt). Enjoy!

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Refurbishing an Old Oak Table

I had been wanting a round table for our eating area for quite a long time. Every time I found one, it was either too small or too expensive. I decided on my tried a true method: buy used and paint it! I told my husband what I wanted to do and he found this little number on Craigslist just an hour later.

We paid $165 for the table and 5 beautiful chairs. The chairs are in great condition, but I'd like to paint them, too, to have a matching set. Alas, the weather has changed, so that will likely be a springtime project.

This was a simple job of sanding, priming, and painting.

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