Saturday, July 22, 2006

fun, food and family

Last night Ed took Sam out to the biking trail to ride. So that meant us girls were home and needed something girly, fun to do. So I decided we would paint our nails. I did Alina's first. She sat so still and I only had to redone one fingernail. She had her little hands on her knees to dry and her toes out in front of her so they wouldn't go on the carpet. I then decided that I needed to be brave and let her paint my nails. She wanted to do all the colors, but I limited it to two. It was so much fun and even my toes got a new look.











After painting, we took pictures of each other and I'd say she did pretty good. I didn't think you could have this much fun with a two year old. :)

So that was the fun and family. Next is the food. I made this salad last week and I would eat it every night if I could. it was SOOOOooooo tasty. And so very simple. I got it off the Kraft websight and modified it some. It's called Greek Chicken Salad. Instead of frying the chicken, I grilled it. All's it is is grilled chicken, lettuce (I used Romaine), olives, cut up tomatoes, cucumbers (I used zucchini), red onion and feta cheese. All but the chicken is mixed together with Lite Done Right Zesty Italian Dressing and then I put it on plates and cut up the chicken (which I had marinated in the same dressing before grilling) and that was it. Ed loved it and so did I. I'm making it again this week.

So there you have it. Fun with the wee little girl and a tasty recipe.

8 comments:

anne said...

You girls are so sweet! I love your toes!! hee hee hee...

What a fun night with your sweetie!

heather said...

I love it! What a fun friend to have around to do girlie things with. :) And that salad sounds amazing - it's making me hungry!!

Carbon said...

You two look so cute grinning there side by side. Very nice pics.

I painted my nail the other day on the way to a wedding and after my daughter kept pointing at my toes. I guess I'll have to try this out. She'll be soo happy I'm sure!

Jean said...

It was a fun night with my little beautiful daughter. :)

She is a fun friend heather. I wouldn't trade her for the world. And yes, the salad is as good as it sounds.

I bet Malina would LOVE to have her nails painted. I started Alina when she was just a baby as all's I've been used to is boys around the house. Must get more estrogen flowing around here. :) Alina shows every one her "pretty nails".

kassi said...

It sounds wonderful. The tooter and I had a similar night a long time ago...I think it is time for another one very very soon.

Jean said...

You totally should Kassi! Especially with her new do! :) Maybe do the makeover you know she totally would've taken advantage of if she knew about it at the salon...

Claire said...

That salad looks wonderful...as do your toes. Keep painting with that precious one. I'm 23 and still like to paint nails with my mom (given I'm not very good at it!).

Jean said...

Welcome Claire. I didn't start painting my toes until after I was married. yes...very sad I know. Though my mom stirred an old memory just a few days ago while observing her grandaughters toes and fingers, that my grandma used to paint my nails. Someone how just makes you feel a bit prettier. :)