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This and that


It's been a busy week at our house trying to tie up some loose ends before teacher meetings start next week at school and Nora has her back surgery on Monday. We would appreciate your prayers for her and for us as we try to help her in her recovery.

About the only new recipe I have tried recently is this delicious Spinach Orzo Salad. I used some orzo I purchased locally at the Pita House. It's a little larger than most orzo and it didn't have cooking directions in English on the package so I had to guess on the cooking times. My orzo was a little al dente, but we enjoyed it anyway.

picture of OrzoSalad

I found this recipe over at Tammy's recipe blog. She has many delicious recipes on her blog and if you enjoy cooking you will want to check it out.

Another salad recipe from her blog that we have tried a couple weeks ago is the salad like they serve at Olive Garden. The dressing was good, but next time I plan to substitute lemon juice for the vinegar. We thought it was a bit strong with the amount of vinegar in the recipe. It was amusing to me that DD Megan also tried this salad and posted about it on her blog! I guess we are both fond of Olive Garden salad and Tammy's Recipes.

So, if you are looking for a new salad for dinner one of these hot August nights I would recommend that you check out some of Tammy's recipes.

Becka


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2 Comments on “This and that”

  1. #1 Rhonda
    on Aug 16th, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Your salad and flower arrangement are beautiful, Becka! Are those real sunflowers from your yard? They’re quite stunning. I’m definitely going to be looking up the Olive Garden salad recipe. Theirs is my favorite restaurant salad in town. When I go there, I rarely have room for the entree after I’ve eaten all the salad I want! 🙂 We are praying for Nora today!

  2. #2 Becka
    on Aug 17th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Rhonda, Thank you so much for praying for Nora. She is in much less pain after her surgery. She has to rest and heal for a few weeks, but the constant pain on her left side is gone. She had some kind of allergic reaction that started even before we went to the hospital, so she had to stay in for a few extra hours. We are home now and she is resting. The sunflowers were some that some friends sent to her. They stayed beautiful for over a week.


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