Beaver Bag

Beaver Bag
Baby Shower Gift Bag

Sunday, February 27, 2011

My Brother's 40th Birthday!

I used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge to make the "40!" and then I inked the edges on the white square and stamped the sentiment.

I made this spinach salad for his party. It's the best salad I've ever had!
Here is the recipe (Thanks Denys Voorhees!)

Mix together and chill ahead of time:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup salad oil

Next take the following and set aside:
Large container of spinach
1 avocados, chucked
1 container of strawberries
4 cooked and chopped chicken breasts

Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees
In a bowl, mix together 1 package of pecan halves, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tbsp of orange juice.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out the coated pecans.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool completely.

Time to assemble:
Layer out spinach in large bowl, add chicken strawberries, avocado, dressing and pecans, repeat until your salad in complete.