Hi, my name is Kathryn, and I have a blog! Oh, wait, you already knew that, but did I? No but really, despite my lack of posts, I am still always cooking new recipes and even using my own blog to remember past recipes. It is actually quite helpful to have your own personalized best-recipe-file online that you can access from anywhere! I love it. :)
Here is my thought for the day. I am always trying to re-evaluate my course and determine if it is going to take me where I want to end up. I know that God has a plan and we have to follow the promptings He gives us through the Spirit:
“The Lord has a plan for us in this life. He knows us. He knows what is best for us. Just because things are going well does not mean that we should not from time to time consider whether there might be something better. If we continue to live as we are living, will the promised blessings be fulfilled?”
Last semester, when I was on campus between classes, I headed to the food court to grab some lunch before I studied. There was this really cool salad bar which had some really yummy sounding salads on the menu. Undecided on what I should order, I let two girls order before me. Both ordered a blueberry salad with a Fuji Apple dressing. I figured it must be good if both of them had ordered it, so I tried it as well. It was AMAZING! I have not been very creative with my salads in the past, and I fell in love with the flavor combinations. I went home determined to make it myself.
I found a Fuji Apple dressing online, put out by Lighthouse, but when I tried to find it when I went grocery shopping the store didn’t carry it. So I looked it up again, checked the ingredient list. Then I just bought the ingredients (which are all easily pronounced by the way) and decided to make it myself. I am incredibly pleased with the results! It is a wonderful salad and I hope you try it right away!
Chopped romaine lettuce
Grilled chicken breast (optional)
Fuji apple (or gala)
2 TBS water
3 TBS apple juice concentrate
2 TBS cider vinegar
2 TBS white balsamic vinegar (or rice vinegar)
2 TBS vegetable oil
1 TBS sugar or honey
1/8 tsp salt
Arrange your salad as you prefer. I added about 2 handfuls of lettuce, and about a fist full of all the other ingredients. Whisk the vinaigrette ingredients together and drizzle over the salad.