Salad Pittsburgh Style

Dear Sis,

I invited a neighbor for dinner tonight. I made Salmon Patties and Strawberry Romaine Salad with Raspberries Vinaigrette and Fries. I forgot that fries on a salad was a regional thing, but it just may catch on in Texas:) 

Salmon Patties
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 pound fresh salmon
  2. 1/2 c Italian bread crumbs
  3. 2 eggs, beaten
  4. 1/4 c dry cranberries
  5. 2 T mayonaise
  6. 1 T avocado oil
Instructions
  1. Bake salmon at 450 for 10 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Peel off skin. Flake salmon with a fork.
  2. Combine flaked salmon, bread crumbs, eggs, cranberries, and mayonnaise. Shape into 4-5 patties.
  3. Panfry patties in oil over medium heat until golden on each side. Serve warm over Strawberry Romaine Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette.
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It turns out Salmon Patties make great finger food for babies!

Strawberry Romaine Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
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Salad
  1. 4 c chopped romaine lettuce
  2. 1/4 c chopped carrots
  3. 1/4 c sliced radishes
  4. 1/4 c sliced strawberries
  5. 1/4 c shredded gouda cheese
  6. baked french fries (optional)
Dressing
  1. 1/2 c raspberries
  2. 1 T brown sugar
  3. 1 T olive oil
  4. 1 t balsamic vinegar
Salad
  1. Toss together lettuce, carrots, radishes, strawberries, and cheese.
  2. Top with warm french fries just before serving.
Dressing
  1. Puree together all ingredients with an immersion blender. Drizzle over salad as desired.
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Love,

b

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Dear Sis,

I was pleasantly surprised with how many family members and friends went out of their way to wish me a Happy Birthday! 

You were first. Your gift came about a week early. The lovely reproduction earrings you sent have me daydreaming about sewing a new day dress with you! 

These earrings and other beautiful reproductions by Southern Serendipity are available: here

Josh really went wild for my birthday. He gave me a box of chocolates, two deliciously fruity Yankee Candles, and a new cordless Dyson vacuum! For a woman who has become obsessed by what is on the floor, as her seven month old crawls around licking it… it was a great gift!!!

My mother-in-law and company surprised me with these beauties!

Just when I thought all the awesome gifts had arrived…

my sister-in-law and family sent Shari’s Berries,

which arrived the day after my birthday.

…and then, at the end of the week

Mom’s gift for Mr. Baby and I arrived!

 Mr. Baby and I are always turning foods into purees. Now it will be easier to have those homemade foods even when we are not home. We can’t wait to try our new Squeeze Station and Pouches

Thanks to all the other family and friends that called, texted, sent Facebook messages, and mailed cards! You all created a very special week!!!

Love,

b

 

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Lost Cat!

Dear Sis,

Today on our walk home from the library we saw this poster:

My heart sunk as I read it and realized our new cat already had a home. It was hard, but we called the owners and she went home later that afternoon. I did ask if I could bring The Littles for a goodbye visit when they get back from vacation and T.C.’s family said that would be okay. I’m glad we’ll all get to say goodbye!

Love,

b

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Sweet, but Stinky

Dear Sis,

Our new cat is very sweet and good with Mr. Baby and the boys, but his litter box stinks all the way into the kitchen after only a few uses! I fear we may become the “cat people” with the “cat smelling house”. 

We started with an open box and Tidy Cat lightweight litter.

We upgraded to a Arm and Hammer Clump and Seal by the second day. That helped!

…but, we still had a trail of litter and lofting ewwy smell.

We used seated candles until our new set up arrived. 

I never thought I’d find myself researching litter pans, until I discovered how much have a litter box that isn’t banished to the basement… STINKS! I knew I wanted something baby friendly, that helped with litter tracking, and it doesn’t hurt if it is pleasant looking too! This Dome CleanStep Cat Box, No-Track Litter Mat, and Scoop’n Hide are affordably all made by Booda.

Love,

b

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