Thursday is probably my favorite day to cook. And when I say "cook," I mean drag out a bunch of ingredients and try something new. Or maybe something new for lunch, for snack, for supper.... Today is one of those days. So I thought I'd share a new salad recipe I had for lunch today. This one came from the Kroger home mailer, but I tweaked it a little to my liking. It includes beans, asparagus, and olive oil - so it'll make you feel healthy while you're eating it. It also includes lots of onions. Red onions. Green onions. I can sense the excitement growing. And the need for a breath mint. So enjoy!
Tuna Salad with White Beans and Asparagus
1 can of water-packed tuna
1 cup of lightly steamed asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 can of white beans, rinsed well and drained
1/4 cup of red onion
2 T olive oil
1-2 T fresh lime juice
1/4 t garlic powder
1 T minced chives
dash of paprika
salt and pepper to taste
Toss all ingredients together.
And for an afternoon snack, you could try these:
Chewy Granola with Butterscotch and Chocolate
It's easy to find a basic recipe on Food Network or All Recipes. Just make sure it includes this:
Health food at its finest.
And now it's time to go pick up the kiddos from school. They're bringing home two of their best buddies so they can look for bugs. That's right. Bugs. Roly-poly's for the buddy's Roly-poly Playground, to be exact. Apparently, we have the house around which you can find lots and lots of bugs. Just what I wanted to be known for. The house with lots of bugs. I think Daniel told the buddy that we have bugs everywhere - or as Daniel would say "EVERYWHERE!" (insert dramatic hand motions). So off I go for an exciting afternoon of bug hunting! :)