Thursday, June 4, 2009
This weekend Alex and I celebrated our one year anniversary! Hard to believe how fast the year has flown by and how different are lives are now then just one year ago!
To celebrate, rather then a fancy dinner, as we're going to Boston in July kind of as an anniversary trip, we decided we'd just have a fun picnic. This plan semi worked. I was all excited for picnicing, and perhaps got a little over ambitious with everything I wanted to make. Second, we slept in MUCH too late to get an early start. Finally, after we finally made it out the door, we were running late, which was stresful as Alex had to get home to study for an exam (BOO summer class), we got to the park, had food for half an hour, and then got rained on! Crap. Oh well, it's the thought that counts right?
In any case, the food WAS really good, it's just too bad we couldn't enjoy it properly.
Chicken Cashew Noodle Salad
This is from one of my new favorite food blogs! She's got lots of tasty stuff and nice photos!
I made this with regular oranges as our grocery doesn't sell mandarin oranges. This salad was delicious! Even better for many days this week for lunch, this recipe makes a TON of pasta salad. Be forewarned!
Mango salsa chicken sandwiches.
I used this recipe as a guideline, but nixed the red onion, used half roma tomatoes, half cucumber, though less then the recipe called for; and only half a jalapeno. It was delicious. Sorry mom.
And finally, fresh baked cookies, mom's oatmeal chocolate chip and The Chewy! I have to say, I never really make just plain chocolate chip cookies, but The Chewy was pretty freaking good.
Additionally, there was enough leftover mango salsa to have it over salmon for dinner that night, which was really delicious. Coincidently, this is almost exactly the same meal we almost chose for our wedding dinner. Except, this was way better then the kind we tried at our venue.