Busy weekend ’round here. My talk at the breast cancer walker
information session was quite easy. No one showed 😦
I was able to meet my ‘walker buddy’, Jennifer & got some of the behind -the-scences information. She mentioned that during the winter she has info sessions with upwards of 30 people, and wanted to know if I felt comfortable coming to one of those.
She asked me if I could bring some of my quilts that I’ve raffled
‘raffle quilt 2009’
which means that I need to start to think of what kind of quilt I will make for 2011…
Then Scott & I went to Plato\’s Harvest Organic Farm for our CSA
Sat night there was a surprise 40th birthday party for a friend that included a Limo trip into Boston & an award-winning broadway show Rock of Ages ..
SO. MUCH. FUN.
my best buddy, Erika & I prior to the limo arriving.
ok.. you’d think that I’d have more pictures of this night.. and trust me, there are pictures, but none that should be shared on the internet 😉
I’ll try to see if I can scrounge some respectable pics up from someones else’s camera to add….
While the girls were in the city.. the boys were making ‘man food’
Bacon cheese burgers on…. wait for it…
grilled glazed donuts.
This would never happen if I were actually home.
Poor Ali, stuck here with the two of them….
She had Ice cream for dinner 😉
I know, I know… mom of the year, right?
Then Saturday morning we were up early *yawn* to head back to the farm to participate in the annual garlic planting party!!
and it was held in conjunction with the 350 mission
we began with separating the garlic heads into cloves
Then we dug for some taters…
Cranberry-Cashew Quinoa Salad
1 cup quinoa , rinsed
1 cup chicken stock
3 cups h2O
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup cashews, toasted
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 bunch parsley, chopped
1 bunch mint, chopped
1 small carrot, grated
1 whole lemon, zested & juiced
1/4 cup canola oil
a few splashes of Raspberry wine vinegar
Kosher salt & pepper
what to do:
In a large saucepan, bring rinsed quinoa, stock, a dash of salt & water to a boil; Reduce to a simmer & let cook for 20 minutes.
if there is any excess liquid, drain it, but don’t rinse.
Add remaining ingredients & toss to combine. Season with salt & pepper.
This is one of those fhb dishes that is delicious hot or cold or even room temperature ( which is wonderful for a pot-luck)
I let the quinoa come to room temp before I wrapped it for the party…..
what a great weekend!!