Friday, December 25, 2009


So this is Christmas
And what have I done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you had fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young
A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear. . .

What a beautiful sunny day, today! Warm and almost 60. Here is my first harvesting on my satsuma mandarin oranges. Aren't they beauts! And so good in this salad I made for dinner. Here's the recipe. Kid tested and family approved. Enjoy!!!!

2 large chopped Pink Lady or Fugi apples
1 chopped peeled pear (optional)
1-2 mandarin oranges peeled and sectioned (optional)
1/2 cup golden or jumbo raisins
1/4 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1 lemon)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 16 oz package cabbage/carrot coleslaw
2 Tablespoons mayo

Combine the apples and pear, dates and raisins with lemon juice and rind into a large bowl. Add the remainder ingredients. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 30-60 min.

1 comment:

Cowgirl said...

Beautiful! Save some for us to share as this is your early warning -- we will be heading south in January -- yah, baybeeeee!!!