Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Pot Sticker Salad with Snap Peas

Tonight's recipe was the one that inspired it all. As mentioned, the August issue of Real Simple had a lot of really tasty-looking recipes in it, and the Pot Sticker Salad with Snap Peas looked so tasty I knew I had to try it. And I'm glad I did! The preparation method leaves the carrots and peas just the right amount of crunchy, and the bean sprouts added a very fresh feel. I think I might pan fry the pot stickers next time, rather than just steam them like the recipe called for, because I missed that little bit of crispness. Also, although I had bought the ingredients for the sauce, I just used the sauce that came with the pot stickers rather than make my own. Which I honestly think was probably tastier! Nick and Cody really liked it too, so I think this one is definitely a keeper.


On a different note, I can't quite decide what to do next week, so I'm going to ask y'all what you think. Consider this a shameless solicitation for more weeklong project ideas. Leave them in the comment section (you can leave a comment without signing up for an account) or tell me in person if you prefer. I also think it would be fun to see who's reading this, so let me know! :)

3 comments:

  1. I never thought of making a pot sticker salad! I used to make those things from scratch with my friend Holly! Genious! We had a YUMMY Lentils salad here the other day. I thought...Weird I've never had lentils...it was soooo good!!! Anyhow, I think you should try new crafts next week. Or something fun! I'm not very helpful I know! haha

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  2. Mmm, that does sound really yummy. If you want some other ideas I contribute to a blog that Clay's cousin started; it's http://squeethealthy.blogspot.com/
    As for more week long projects... hmm...
    You could have a local history week; I bet there's a historical society that could tell you all kinds of cool stuff.
    And a week for doing genealogy would be neat.
    You could design some cool product. I mean, how many times have you thought, "Now what I really need is a _________" or "If I'd designed that I would have ______________" If I put even half of my brilliant ideas into action I'd be a millionaire. Or maybe not. But we'll never know!
    Learn how to fix a new thing on your car each day (tires, oil, replace wipers, fuse, head light etc.)
    Hey, what about your garden? It's almost fall and you could plant bulb-type things that would come up in the spring. You could study garden design and plan it out and everything- woohoo!
    Okay, now I'm too jealous of all the fun stuff you have ahead of you.

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  3. Dude, dude-you should do the scientist thing. That would be AWESOME!

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