Prep Time:12 min
Total Time:22 min
1/4 cup KRAFT Mayonnaise (or sour cream; or bottled Ranch or Bleu Cheese Dressing)
1/4 cup chopped green onions
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cup BULL'S-EYE Raging Buffalo Barbecue Sauce
4 crusty sandwich rolls, partially split
4 leaf lettuce leaves
2 medium tomatoes, cut into 4 slices each
PREHEAT grill to medium-high heat. Mix mayo and onions; cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Brush chicken with oil.
GRILL chicken 4 min. on each side. Brush lightly with barbecue sauce. Continue grilling 2 min. or until chicken is cooked through (170°F), turning and brushing occasionally with the remaining barbecue sauce.
SPREAD top halves of rolls with the mayo mixture. Place lettuce and tomato slices on bottom halves of rolls; cover with the chicken and tops of rolls.
Layered Bruschetta Salad
Prep Time:10 min
Total Time:10 min
Makes:4 servings, 2 cups each
4 plum tomatoes, chopped
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1 bag (10 oz.) torn romaine lettuce
1 cup croutons
1 pkg. (6 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Italian Style Chicken Breast Strips (I always grill or cook extra chicken breasts whenever I fix chicken to use in recipes like this)
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
COMBINE tomatoes, basil and dressing; set aside.
PLACE lettuce in medium serving bowl; top with layers of croutons, chicken and tomato mixture.
SPRINKLE with cheese. Serve immediately.
Now for a bit of shameless self-promotion...earrings I've made this week...pink pearls, Swarovski crystal rondelles, Japanese Delica beads, and sterling silver findings. I'm thinking of listing them in my Etsy store, but I'm hesitant because there are so many wonderful jewelry makers out there already. What do you think?
More pearls, with oxidized silver findings
This quilt is from Quilt Pink from Better Homes & Gardens. I've been collecting pink fat quarters for several years...this is the quilt I want to make.
Journal covers...everyone always starts a journal for the new year...these covers are cute and look easy to make. Follow this link for the instructions.
This would be a great little project for right now...summery colors, and again...a fairly simple project. The directions are here.
All photos and links from American Patchwork and Quilting
I need ideas to fill the planters; I've had silks in them, ivy, hydrangeas (of course), but I just can't seem to get it right. Perhaps I should hand them over to my friend (a shout-out to you, Carol) and see what kind of floral magic she can do with them.
Room for Toto, too...
A shopping cart...from Martha's Vintage Trifles blog. Don't you love the way she's lined it?
And this necklace I've been craving for months from Elizabeth Williams' Etsy shop eliwill.
I puttered around outside early this morning, weeding (they grow overnight, I swear!), watering, and snipping. I stood by the tomatoes and wished them to hurry and ripen...I can't wait until my first tomato, sun-warmed and rosy, pops into my mouth.
The sun tea is brewing, and I look forward to a nice, quiet afternoon on the sunporch...reading, maybe napping, and enjoying the peace and quiet.
Soft cotton pink chenille yarn. Since I don't know what I'm going to make with it, I'm quite happy to see it displayed in this old wooden bowl alongside rosewood knitting needles.
Another shot of the geraniums. They're exceptionally prolific this year...could it be the Miracle Gro?
This final pink picture is on my "wanted" list. I love poppies, but have none. Aren't these beautiful? They're available from White Flower Farm...."Helen Elizabeth".
I taped around the border of the tray and gave it a light coat of paint.
Contrary to what I was told on the phone, our local JoAnn's does not carry Plaid Pink chalk board paint. They do have black spray...and I really like spray paint. So easy.
The finished product after three coats of paint.
The paint has to cure 24 hours before you can use it as a chalk board.
A few weeks ago I went to a neighborhood (not mine) yardsale. It's an annual event, and I had been looking forward to it for quite a while. It turned out to be a little disappointing since there wasn't a lot of participation in the sale...in some cases, just two or three per block. My friend spotted the typewriter...I used to have a similar one, but gave it away years ago. This one has a broken space bar, and doesn't actually work. My plan is to remove the keys and use them for jewelry. I'll be on the lookout for an old typewriter in better shape.
I want to turn this tray into a message board this evening. I've located the Plaid brand pink chalkboard paint, so I just need to prime, paint, punch 2 holes in the tray and thread a ribbon through them in order to hang the tray.
Another bargain find...a wrought iron rooster hanging bracket. It will be the new home for my asparagus fern on the sun porch.
We can begin this evaluation process by simply noticing how we feel in the context of each one of our close relationships. We may begin to see that an old friend is still carrying negative attitudes or ideas that we ourselves need to let go of in order to move forward. Or we may find that we have a long-term relationship with someone who has a habit of letting us down, or not showing up for us when we need support. There are many ways to go about changing the status quo in situations like this, having a heart to heart with our friend showing through example. This process isn’t so much about abandoning old friends as it is about shifting our relationships so that they support us on our journey rather than holding us back.
An important part of this process is looking at ourselves and noticing what kind of friend we are to the people in our lives. We might find that as we adjust our own approach to a relationship, challenging ourselves to be more supportive and positive, our friends make adjustments as well and the whole world benefits.
This beautiful wreath is from Williams-Sonoma. Details can be found here.
This is my inpiration for a bedroom "redo". I've had this photo in my file for quite a while. It looks beachy, don't you think? Photo...Cottage Living
Another idea, from Cottage Living...a simple pine board and "found" hooks. I have an old coffee can full of these.
And here's my easiest (and most affordable) summer favorite. Crystal Light Cherry Pomegranate. Cool, low cal, and refreshing.
It's a quiet Sunday morning now, but I just had to share a picture of the 2nd Street Beach. If only there would have been the scent of Coppertone in the air, the sounds yesterday afternoon would have taken me back to my early teen years at Meadow Lake...music, splashing, and fun.
A pink dish...I'm sure this has a real name or purpose, but I usually have a few buttons in it...
My favorite soap dish filled with a portion of the vintage German lucite beads I purchased at Bedazzled in Washington D.C.
...and of course, a few pink flamingos. Flamingos used to be a running joke in our family. My brother and I exchanged these on many occasions.
These guys don't make their home in my livingroom...they just flocked here for photography.
Since it's such a gloomy day, I took inside pictures...this is the grave rubbing Beth did while in Ireland this past May. She's a "rubbing maniac"...anything with an interesting pattern...manhole covers, any and all ironwork....they're wonderful memories of trips and all you need are some newsprint and pencils.
I have a huge "to do" list to accomplish today...including picking up tickets to see Bob Dylan at a local outdoor ampitheater in August. I could have purchased them online, but all of the extra charges vs. going six blocks to the local ticket window makes a local purchase more appealing even though it's just a little inconvenient. The tickets go on sale at noon. After that, I'm meeting my daughter for lunch at Shing Lee. Rainy days and Chinese food seem to go together. Major housecleaning is also on the list...I've let things pile up in the entryway and living room, and it's time for the piles to disappear.
Someone gave me several bags of "live plants" that they didn't get around to planting...Asiatic lilies, ranunculas, candytuft, and clematis. Hope those bare root plantings still have a bit of life to them. I've got the ranuncula (ii?) corms soaking in water, and if the rain lets up a bit, I'll find a place to plant these little "orphans".