December 31, 2012

Thirty-One's January Specials! Happy New Year!

Our new Spring Patterns start selling on January 4th!!


(sorry for the poor quality, this photo was borrowed and I can't make it bigger)

Our new patterns:

Railroad Denim

Woodblock Floral

Punch Bowl

Take It Slow (will be paired with Pin Dot Punch)
(the snails have little inspirations on them like "smile", "believe")

Pink Floral Brushstokes

Pink Cross Pop

Party Punch

Island Damask (pronounced damsk in some areas)

Turquoise Cross Pop

Our new Spring Catalog cover :)
It's Thirty-One's 10th Anniversary!!

December 22, 2012

Today's lunch: Ginger-topped Chef Salad again... with a twist!

Today's lunch:Iceburg & Green Leaf lettuces, baby spinach, a few sliced mushrooms (I rinse ALL veggies), half bag of pre-cooked Teriyaki chicken strips chopped, half an avocado chopped, half a tomato chopped, half a cucumber seeded and chopped. Topped with Ginger Dressing. YUM!(photo is pre-dressing)

December 19, 2012

It's what's for Lunch :) Great salad...

Haven't been posting Dinners because it's been repeats...
Today's lunch, however, is so good :)
I worked from 6:45am to 12 and was really craving a great salad ...

small handfuls each of lettuces:
Baby Spinach

1/2 cucumber, seeded
5 slices pre-cleaned mushrooms
1/2 bag (any brand/style) pre-cooked chicken strips
Ginger Dressing

Rinse all veggies, tear lettuces into bite-size pieces. I always remove seeds from cukes. Cut cukes, chicken and mushrooms into bite-size pieces, mix all with hands, pour dressing over, EAT! And I have a Simply Cranberry for my drink :)

Tomorrow's salad will have the all of the above, plus pieces of avocado & some diced tomato.

December 05, 2012

Tonight's Supper: Garlic Chicken, French-Style Green Beans, Mac~n~Cheese

Garlic Chicken, French-Style Green Beans, Mac~n~Cheese

Olive Oil
Minced Garlic
Chicken tenders or breasts
(Optional) 1-inch ea. Prepared Ginger, and Prepared Cilantro (in a tube)
1 can French-style Green Beans, rinsed, drained

1 Box Man-n-Cheese, prepared for side dish

Saute' garlic in olive oil in large pan for 2 minutes on medium heat. Add rinsed chicken tenders, cook approx 4-6 minutes on each side checking for done-ness, (approx 8 minutes each side for breasts). Add S&P, (Optional: ginger, and cilantro), stir well to distribute, push chicken to sides of pan. Add beans, stir well and heat through. Serve & enjoy :)

Quick, easy and mostly healthy, for early dinner before my son's choir practice :)

December 03, 2012

Tonight's Supper: Tilapia, Quinoa, Black Beans and Veggies

There are various ways of making fish and Quinoa... just make them to your own liking :)
Quinoa is a grain found in the specialty areas of certain grocery stores. Red is my fav, but currently I have a bag of white to use up. It is a great replacement for carbs like rice and pasta.

December 02, 2012

Tonight's Supper: Ginger Garlic Shrimp & Pasta

Ginger Garlic Shrimp & Pasta

1 bag frozen or fresh shrimp, thawed, shelled, rinsed well
1 small package of spaghetti
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
Fresh Parsley
1 inch of each, tubed Cilantro and Ginger
1 tsp minced Garlic
1 pat butter
1 small can diced tomatoes, any flavoring, drained

In a medium pot, add your water and 1 Tbsp olive oil. Bring to boil, salt lightly, and add spaghetti to cook for approx 10-12 minutes, stirring often.
While that is cooking, thaw, clean and rinse shrimp. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to large skillet, add garlic, and bring to medium heat. When starting to bubble, add cilantro, garlic and parsley. Stir well. Turn dial to between low-and-medium. Add shrimp, stir to coat. let cook 2 minutes. Remember to keep stirring your spaghetti. Stir your shrimp, add butter, salt & pepper (to your taste), and drained tomatoes, stir well. Drain spaghetti well and add to shrimp mix, stir well to coat spaghetti. Serve & enjoy :)
This is my own recipe, just some stuff I had around the house one day months ago. I like it so much I make it every couple of weeks.