The Lexingtonienne

June22nd

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The Lexingtonienne still has a lot of blogging to catch up on following our Kentucky trip. I’ll post photos soon, but first…

six month sweetie

Eleanora is officially a half-year old! She turned six months while we were in Lexington, so we borrowed Cousin Cooper’s Lovebug for our comparison photos.

EBD six months

Looking back on it, a bow in her hair might have been a good idea. All the blue has her looking a little… boyish. Oh well. Sorry, Eleanora!

EBD six months

And last weekend, Hubba Bubba celebrated his first Father’s Day. Eleanora wrapped the gift all by herself. She made sure the bow was juuuust right…

Father's Day 2011

Father's Day 2011

… and she was so excited to see him open it.

Father's Day 2011

Father's Day 2011

Father's Day 2011

Since she so cherishes their time together, she gave him a watch. Get it? :)

Father's Day 2011

Father's Day 2011

I also have a few new recipes to post, but I’ll start with this one.

Chinese chix salad

It’s a super-easy NO-COOK Chinese Chicken Salad (Seriously! No cooking!) that’s a perfect supper for a hot summer evening.

lettuce

chicken chopped

green onions

I think it would also be great served at a luncheon or shower.

Chinese chix salad dressing

Chinese chix salad dressing

Chinese chix salad

Hubba Bubba and I loved it and hope you give it a try.

Chinese chix salad

CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD (pdf)
Serves 3-4

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped into thin strips
  • 1 (8 oz) bag “salad mix” cabbage or cole slaw mix
  • 1/2 C slivered almonds, toasted*
  • 4 fried chicken breasts (I purchased mine from the grocery store deli), cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 bundle green onion, chopped (white and light green parts only)
  • 1 package Ramen noodles (chicken flavor), broken into small pieces
  • Black pepper to taste

*Okay, so if your almonds aren’t already toasted, you’ll need to do it yourself, which technically is “cooking.” Spread the almonds on a foil-lined baking sheet. Toast at 375 for about 4 minutes or until they begin to turn very light golden brown and fragrant. You can do this in advance.

You could also include any of the following ingredients:

  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Mandarin oranges, drained
  • Fried wonton strips
  • Sunflower seeds

Combine ingredients in a large salad bowl. Toss with dressing.

CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD DRESSING

  • 1/2 C canola oil
  • 1/3 C white vinegar
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 seasoning packet from the Ramen noodle package

Combine ingredients in a bowl and whisk vigorously until thoroughly emulsified.

I’ll be back soon with photos of our Lexington trip… and more recipes!

xoxo,

Hannah

2 Comments

  • Comment by Kerr — July 5, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

    I made this tonight and it was delicious, thanks!

  • Comment by Hannilou — July 5, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    I’m so glad! We’ve been a little obsessed with it lately in our house. :)

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