"I've discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it."
- William Faulkner

Friday, October 15, 2010

i'm totally into...

Mary Janes. I don’t usually have any love for taffy, but they’re so cute and sweet and retro, and they have a little shot of peanut butter in the middle! I bought a bag last year at Halloween just because I liked the old time-y wrapper, but come to find out, they’re quite delightful.

My book, The Secret History. I have to admit, I’ve put down 2 books since I last did a review, and I don’t feel bad about it at all. They were lame, and I’m over it. But, I’m all up in this one. It’s by a Mississippi author and everything! Review to come.

WW String Cheese. If you follow me on Twitter, you read that I’ve recently re-dedicated myself to Weight Watchers. My consumption is out of hand, and that’s all there is to it. Anywho, these are so good and just 1 Point! Too bad they’re kinda expensive, and I don’t really like to share them. And am I really supposed to pull them into little strings? That sounds a little gross and unnecessary.

Autumn Salad. I don’t usually gravitate towards a salad (I make myself eat them), but throw in some feta and candied almonds, and I’m in. Here’s the recipe:

Autumn Salad With Candied Almonds

*1 ½ recipe feeds 12-13

8 cups mixed salad greens
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup slivered almonds
4 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
½ cup salad/vegetable oil

Mix salad greens, feta cheese, and dried cranberries. Cover and chill for a couple of hours (Peggy says not to chill overnight – too long).

Place almonds and 4 tablespoons sugar in a small skillet over high heat. Cook and stir constantly until almonds are coated in syrup and light brown. Turn out onto a foil cover surface. Cool and break into pieces.

Combine salt, Tabasco sauce, white wine vinegar, 3 tablespoons sugar, and salad oil in a jar; shake well to mix. Drizzle over salad and toss to mix well. Sprinkle with almonds.

Have a great weekend, readers! Do something totally awesome – you deserve it!


mary-kathryn said...

charlie mars loaned me that book 2 years ago and i recently "found" it in my house-- and was considering picking it up!

Katy Agnew said...

I just started WW back this week too! Sorry I missed your class on Tuesday. I'll be there this Tuesday though!

Chris said...

Totally tear those WW string cheeses into strings! They taste so good that it lasts longer. :-) I also do that so I can add it to an apple. Sooooo good!

Good luck with WW!

The Shermans said...

One of my favorite contemporary books. It's deliciously messed up. If you dig Tennessee Williams like I do, I don't think you'll be disappointed. I've read it twice.

Harris Helen said...

Mary janes remind me of Wesley Reed

Harris Helen said...

Mary janes remind me of Wesley Reed

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