Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Asian Crunch Slaw

I love pot lucks! Don't you? There's a fabulous fusion of cultural dishes. The smells, sights, textures...yes! (And, yes, some of them are notsopleasant, true....)

On Sunday, I had a meeting to attend, and it included a pot luck dinner.  The dish I prepared was quite a success, so to satisfy the request of my "seesters" and to share with the world, below is the recipe (not my own):


Slaw:               4 tsp. Sesame seeds
                        1 cup slivered almonds
                        3 tbsp. butter
                        1 pkg. angel hair cole slaw
                        1 pkg. broccoli slaw
                        4 green onions, cut fine
                        2 pkgs. Ramen noodles (3 oz. size), any flavor, crushed

In large bowl, toss cabbages and onion.  Saute sesame seeds and almonds in butter until almonds have a toasted look.  Caramelize the crushed noodles in skillet with ¼ cup sugar, over medium heat.  Watch very carefully.  Do not let it burn.  Stir often.  Put these 3 ingredients in a bowl to cool; set aside.

Dressing:         4 tbsp. sugar
                        6 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
                        2 tsp. salt
                        1 tsp. pepper
                        1 cup oil
                        2 flavor packets from Ramen noodles

Mix all ingredients together well.  Let stand at least 2 hours or overnight.  Just before serving, add dressing, toasted almonds, sesame seeds and noodles to slaw.  Mix well.

NOTE: I have always used the chicken flavored Top Ramen.



Tuesday, July 23, 2013

World Youth Day: Rio

I love this new Pope!

"We need saints without cassocks, without veils - we need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies that listen to music, that hang out with their friends. We need saints that place God in first place ahead of succeeding in any career. We need saints that look for time to pray every day and who know how to be in love with purity, chastity and all good things. We need saints - saints for the 21st century with a spirituality appropriate to our new time. We need saints that have a commitment to helping the poor and to make the needed social change. We need saints to live in the world, to sanctify the world and to not be afraid of living in the world by their presence in it. We need saints that drink Coca-Cola, that eat hot dogs, that surf the internet and that listen to their iPods. We need saints that love the Eucharist, that are not afraid or embarrassed to eat a pizza or drink a beer with their friends. We need saints who love the movies, dance, sports, theater. We need saints that are open sociable normal happy companions. we need saints who are in this world and who know how to enjoy the best in this world without being callous or mundane. We need saints."

- Pope Francis WYD Rio De Janeiro 2013


Revolving Door

Ran across this infographic. Sickening.