Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How to make my kids say, "Gross"

Yesterday afternoon I decided to treat myself to one of my favorite salads. I don't make it very often, which is rather a good thing since I don't want my arteries clogging up! The idea of a 'treat yourself' came from my dear friend Rachael at Rachael is an animal educator and is an amazing woman. She has so much strength and spirit. I admire her so much and am honored to be 'old' friends with her.
A bunch of shrimp. Since getting fresh shrimp is expensive here I have to get the pre-cooked frozen kind.
Raw green cabbage cut into bite sized pieces.

Then comes the artery clogging mayonnaise. I accidentally added too much of the mayo, but hey, it still tastes good. Add some salt and pepper, mix and eat. I find that it tastes even better chilled.

Whenever I make this my girls always say, "Gross. How can you eat that?". Then of course I have to take a big mouthful and make the yummy sounds just to rub it in. My Aunt used to make this when I was a kid and I just loved it. I am thinking of one of these days adding Italian dressing instead of mayo and trying it that way.
The fire is just about out. The hen is still not walking but eating and drinking. I suspect she either broke her leg jumping off one of the perches or maybe she just sprained it really bad. After researching a bit on the net the consensus seem to be to keep her isolated, make sure she continues to eat and drink, add some electrolytes, and basically let nature take its course and let it heal on its own. So at this point time will tell. Oh, and yes it is one of Little Inger's hens she raised earlier this year.
Well, time to go gross out a kid! Hee Hee
Until next time................


  1. Yummy...I love shrimp and cabbage...never thought I would mix it together so...but sounds delicious...I will try it....and yes it will gross out my whole family too, but thats the point lol....thanks for sharing.

  2. Doesn't sound to appetizing to me either. Sorry.

    Why is it that we want to gross out our kids, once in a while? Pay back from those new baby diapers, probably...........

  3. You didn't gross me out. That sounds lovely. And easy, which is even better.

  4. Glad the fire is about out. Hope the hen does well. Enjoy that salad!

  5. AJ
    just caught up with your posts.....guilty pleasures ( you should have more of them)
    FOREST FIRE ( very very scary) and INJURED HEN ( have you checked for scaley leg mite???)

    if you had a day that didnt be a little'd be dead!!!!

    niceto catch up with you again!

  6. Good news about the fire and the hen! Good news is great news! :D Scarily, your recipe looks yum to me.

  7. Shrimp salad sound delightful, munch away and be vocal about it. Time the kids grew up and experienced the variety in/of life.
    That fire looks/ed ominous. We had a fire nearby in 2007 which we could see from the living room window. Oh my nerves! Long story...happy ending!

  8. Hmmm. I'm not sure on that one, but I'd love to try it and see if I'm with you or the kids.


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