Friday, February 10, 2017

Quick and Easy Fruity Tootie Salad

I made this last night because I didn't have crap in the house other than lettuce to make a traditional lettuce salad.  Now I only want to eat this kind!!

Serves 4 adults (with HUGE portions)

  • 1 head lettuce
  • 3 fresh mandarin oranges (cuties?) or 2-3 cans
  • 4 fat apples (your favorite kind)
I always wash my lettuce in my lettuce washer, so I cut my head of lettuce in half, then each half in half again.  I grab the quarter head and slice in small bite-sized pieces over my strainer and wash the lettuce.  Then I spin it (oh yeah, it's a salad spinner, I forgot the name of it LOL) and place in a big ass bowl (normally, I would place each quarter in a mixing bowl for each person or a huge plate).  After all lettuce is washed and spun and put into the big bowl, I segment the cuties and keep them whole and throw them in (I mean whole segments).  Then cut the apples up into bit sized pieces (I cute straight lines around the core and slice from there).

Mix it all up, and plate it for each person (make sure everyone has apples and oranges).  I used olive oil, salt and pepper on mine and my husband's and my oldest, and my youngest used bacon Catalina dressing.  You can use poppyseed (this pairs great with fruit!) or whatever you like.

I am in love with this salad and while it's easy, it's good for you and DEEELISH! 

Quick and Easy Orange Chicken

 In a ziplock bag, put in: 

  • Chicken Tenderloins (enough for your family)
  • 1 can orange soda (even the generic kind works, if you use a 2 or 3 liter, then use 12 oz)
  • 1/3 C soy sauce
 You can adjust the sauce if you need LOTS of chicken, but pretty much this sauce will work for all amounts (up to a bag of frozen chicken).

Take the bag and marinate in the fridge overnight.  The next day put in a crockpot for 6 hours on low.  Then make some rice, cut up some green onions, and grab some microwave steamable frozen broccoli (1 bag per 2 adults) or other veggies to round out the meal.