Thursday, May 2, 2013

Pin It And Do It - May 2013

Woohoo - Trish from Love, Laughter and A Touch of Insanity is once again challenging us to actually use all of those ideas we've been pinning on Pinterest. It's been a year since Trish started hosting these challenges; in fact, the first challenge came just in time for me to try all kinds of things for Miss H's graduation party. Since then I've used the challenge to remind myself to read certain books, planned trips, watched favorite movies. This time I'm going to try to get back to the kitchen. With summer coming, I'm looking for new ways to use the grill and all of the wonderful fresh produce we'll be enjoying.

I kicked off the challenge tonight with a new salad. We had some green beans that needed to be used, not enough for a full meal, but I didn't want them to go to waste. This salad is a take off the old standby layered salad. Ours wasn't nearly as pretty as the picture from Pinterest so I'll so you that one instead!

The recipe calls for water chestnuts, which we were out of unfortunately. We liked the recipe but would tweak it some if we make it again. The recipe makes more dressing that what it shows and we would have liked less. If we added some protein, this would could make a meal which would be nice for summer.

Next up, I'm thinking it's time to try one of my dessert recipes!

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