Sunday, June 20, 2010

June 20

June 29th through July 2nd is Stake Young Womens’ camp.
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.  
~Bill Cosby

A father carries pictures where his money used to be.  
~Author Unknown

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.  
~Clarence Budington Kelland

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance. 
~Ruth E. Renkel

Here's another salad from our delicious activity:

Chinese Chicken Salad
(from Hollie Rayfield & Heidi Seeholzer)

1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
4 green onions, chopped, including the greens
1 1/2 1b. cooked, shredded chicken
2 Tbsp toasted almonds
2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
2 oz. won tons, cut into 1/4 inch strips and fried in peanut oil

4 tsp salt
1/4 c sesame oil
4 tsp pepper
1 c salad oil
1/2 c sugar
12 Tbsp vinegar

This makes a lot of dressing.  Add lettuce, chicken and onion.  Right before serving, add almonds, sesame seeds, and won tons.  Then add dressing gradually.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

June 13

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Summer Salad Activity.  Our families are going to benefit from a lot of great recipes over the next few months.  Extra copies of the recipes can be found in the binder.  They all come with excellent recommendations.
Tonight at 7:30 PM there is a Stake Young Womens’ Camp Meeting. 
Youth Conference is coming up June 17th, mark your calendars.
June 29th through July 2nd is Stake Young Womens’ camp.
And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.  ~Gilbert K. Chesterton
Weather is a great metaphor for life - sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella.  ~Terri Guillemets

Grilled Corn, Avocado and Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
(from Liz Shaw)

pint grape tomatoes cut in halves
1 ripe avocado, roughly chopped
2 ears of fresh sweet corn
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
Slice the tomatoes in half. Remove husks from corn and grill over medium heat for 10 minutes. The corn should have some brown spots and be tender and not mushy. Cut the corn off the cob then scrape the cob with the back of your knife to get the juices. Set aside and let cool. Dice the avocado and chop the cilantro.

Honey Lime Dressing:

Juice of 1 lime
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp honey
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
1 clove garlic, minced
Dash of cayenne pepper
Add all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

Combine the sliced tomatoes, avocado, cilantro and grilled corn and honey lime dressing and mix gently so everything is evenly coated. Be careful not to mash the avocados. Let the salad sit for 10-15 minutes to let flavors mingle. Enjoy.

(I change this recipe just slightly.  I make the dressing without the oil, then put it over rice pilaf (rice, onions, garlic, sauted and simmered in chicken broth) and cheese and wrap the whole thing up in a tortilla.  We can make a light meal out of it.)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

June 6

Our next RS Activity will be June 9th, at 7:00 pm in Carmen Sorenson’s back yard.  We will be sharing and sampling summer salad and homemade ice cream recipes.  
Youth Conference is coming up June 17th, mark your calendars.
In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day.  No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.  
~Aldo Leopold
Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.  
~Sam Keen
What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.
-- Gertrude Jekyll