Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I learned a new recipe: Cucumber Sandwiches:
1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese,
1 large cucumber peeled,
seeded and grated,
1TBL of chopped chives,
1 TBL of fresh dill,
1 tsp of season salt,
1/2 cup of feta cheese,
and 1TBL of mayo (omitted, I think y'all know about my mayo issues).
Oh, and one loaf of white bread. With the crusts cut off. Mix, Refrigerate (for at least an hour, overnight if possible), spread, cut into 1/4's and serve.
I learned that I may never get over my Mayo and White Bread issues: even though I omitted the mayo, my mind couldn't get over the mayonnaise look of the filling. Which made me think it tasted like mayo, although everybody who tasted it said it didn't....I also found myself apologizing to some friends about the two large loaves of white bread sitting on my counter. As if having white bread in the house was a horrible sin. However, the 3 pound bag of m&m's sitting in the cupboard I have no shame over...
I decided that once batch would be good, but three batches would be BETTER. So after many dozens of sandwiches, I still have a ton of this filling in my fridge. If you want it, its yours!
I have learned (again) that meeting new friends takes a pinch of effort, but a big heaping scoop of courage. People assume its easy for me to bring people together, or to make friends because God has gifted me with the talents to do such things. But it isn't easy. As a matter of fact, the older I become the more difficult it is...This week I had my friend (and running partner), Elisa, come over for lunch and invited another gal, Allison, who is a new friend I am excited to get to know better. They are both homeschooling Mom's and were such an encouragement to me this past Friday. I can't wait to do it again!
I have learned that if you spend 15 minutes typing a post while allowing your puppy to run amuck, you will have a mess of brown construction paper to clean up when you are finished.
Go on and check out what everybody else is learning this week!