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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, March 05, 2012

Mondays recipe and positive start to the week . . .

I love this . . . enjoy the rain . . .(or snow).





Chicken Ramen Noodle Salad

• Time 70 minutes
• Serves 6

Ingredients

• 12 oz of cooked bite sized * chicken
• 3 oz package of ramen noodles
• 1/4 cup rice or white wine vinegar
• 2 tablespoons orange juice
• 2 tablespoons salad oil
• two to three dashes of hot pepper sauce
• 6 cups torn salad greens
• 2 cups fresh vegetables any type or mix such as bean sprouts, pea pods, thinly sliced carrots, thinly sliced cucumbers, thinly sliced onions what ever your family likes * I usually use 1 cup of brocolli.
• 1 small 3.5 oz can mandarin oranges well drained * pineapple with pineapple juice can be substituted
• *I add a small amount sunflower seeds or walnuts or pecans.

How to make it

• For dressing combine in a glass jar with a tightly fitting lid the flavor packet from the noodles, vinegar, orange juice, salad oil and the hot sauce
• shake well and set aside until needed
• In a large bowl combine the salad greens, vegetables, and mandarin oranges
• toss gently to combine http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
• break up noodles and add to salad
• cover and chill for at least one hour
• add dressing to salad and allow to set for 5 minutes so noodles soften just slightly
• add * chicken and toss gently to coat salad with dressing
• serve
• * Substitute chilled shrimp, salmon or just serve as a side salad.

Jenn's Three Graces and I think this is my angel girls recipe too - or close...

Thought for the day:



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And thank you to a dear friend - Cheryl at the Farmer's daughter - I have never seen this before - but if there is one thing I will take it is a hug. And I am going to pass it to Marydon - who doesn't take awards I don't think - BUT I do know personally that she SHOULD take it - she silently helps people and you won't ever hear about it! She is a hugger.

48 comments:

Loveforfood said...

thanks for the recipe

Pondside said...

I like that plaque with the things that you can't get back - so true.

Jill said...

I love that salad!

The plaque is so true, isn't it? A good thing to remember.

Nice hug! Way to go!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

The recipe looks really good! I'm always looking for new ones to try! Hope you had a nice weekend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Hugs are so important! Hope you are having a wonderful Monday! hugs, Linda

Remington said...

Sounds yummy! Hugs to you, my friend!

Shanda said...

LOVE the thought for the day.

Shelly said...

This looks good!

Shelly said...

This looks good!

Sandra said...

sounds good to me and i like the hug award.

Richters Victory said...

love the plaque... so true. Thanks for the recipe.

Sweet Tea said...

I suppose most of us should memorize the sentiment on that plaque and recite it every day. So true!

Flora said...

mmmm mmmmm sounds delicious!

Eva Ason said...

I love the quote, and it's so true.
Interesting recipe. Nice hug award ^_^
Have a lovely day! Big hugs!

Eva

Rae said...

Everyone needs a hug now and then. That is a terrific award.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I've made a similar ramen recipe, but never put orange juice in it. SOunds great!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hello There, Since I've been away from blogging for a week, I have alot of catching up to do. We had a wonderful trip to Arkansas --but it's great to visit with my blog friends. Hope things are going well with you.

The Chicken Salad sounds delicious... Thanks for the recipe...

Love the thought for the day... SO TRUE.
Hugs,
Betsy

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That sounds delicious. I have had salads with the Ramen noodles but never knew how to make it! Thanks.

Lynn said...

I love the message on that plaque!

Sally said...

LOVE the thought for the day. So very true.

Have a wonderful day, Sandie!

Ginny said...

I LOVE the saying on the plaque!!!! I follow Cheryl, so will be visiting her shortly. I am still praying for GS, it is all in god's hands!

The Boston Lady said...

Oh that puppy! Just seeing him is like getting a hug. Thanks for starting my week off nicely Sandie. Ann

Life is good! said...

love the plaque, so true. your recipe sounds yummy and easy, just up my alley! thanks

Cheri said...

Awww...love the wrinkled pup.

Nice award...I have never seen that one either.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I really love the message on that plaque!

Catherine said...

I would prefer to be enjoying the rain ~ but I have the snow. :(

Oh well.

Happy Monday!
xo Catherine

Blondee said...

What an easy recipe! Thanks!

I love the pug pic, too cute! Enjoy your week. :)

Ann said...

the recipe sounds good. I've never seen the hug award before.

BeautifulDees said...

Hi lady I havnt heard from you in awhile...loved your post, going to try the soup.
Love,Debbie:)

Vee said...

Such good things to remember in that sign. Marydon really is a sweetie.

Debbie said...

That looks really delicious, and I'm definitely going to try it.

I also love that thing about the four things you can never get back. Excellent.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sandie,

I like your version of the salad.

Marydon is a wonderful and sweet person.

xo,
Dee

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Nice post. Loved the saying on the plaque. It's so true, too, isn't it? Once some things are gone, they are gone forever. We cannot ever get them back.

Hope your Monday was good (and positive!) It was a good day here and for that, I am grateful. Susan

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Sandie! The recipe looks yummy. And I love the quote on the plaque. I'm glad you accepted the award, you are deserving of a big ole HUG! Hope your day was a good one. Oh, I don't know Marydon and would like to visit her, do you have a link?
Hugs, Cheryl

Better is Possible said...

Pinned your plague to Pinterest. Thank you.

TARYTERRE said...

Loved the photo of the little girl. That's how I feel when the rain or snow falls. LOL Thanks fior visiting my blog. Love yours. Take care.

Michaele said...

That is a neat award. You are a hugger too.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I loved the commment that you cannot recover time after its gone.
How true.
That recipe sounds sooooooo good!
love
tweedles

DaCraftyLady Debb said...

Oh your little wrinkles header is so cute. :) And that recipe sounds great.. love to try it here tomorrow for a dinner ... isn't it so true about 4 things you cannot take back or do once done...great Monday post.

Retired English Teacher said...

Loved those words of wisdom. You always have some good thoughts for us. Thanks.

Belle said...

I also love what the plaque says, and the photo of the dog is so cute.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE the four things that can't be recovered! That is a perfect reminder, Sandie. Thanks for it and the recipe!! Congratulations on the award from Cheryl! blessings ~ Tanna

Granny Annie said...

But please don't let a child stand in snow like that!

Joyce said...

The plaque sayings are wonderful. I need to focus on those four things every day to help make myself a better person.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

The little girl is so cute but I want to give her a coat:) Nice plaque too

Rhonda said...

I've had this salad ... it is delish.....

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

That recipe sounds good! I make something similar but without the chicken.

Sharon said...

Ah, a way to make ramen noodles respectable. This sounds delicious!

xo