Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Sandwich Board: Open face chicken salad sandwich

The other night we were too busy to cook.  I had been out all day running errands and had tickets to see A Christmas Carol that night.  We were so tempted to order Chinese takeout or pizza but, wanting to empty the fridge to make room for holiday groceries, we pulled out a few ingredients for the sandwich board:


With the spicy peppery watercress, I would have preferred a more creamy mild cheese like Harvati perhaps, but the avocado and tomato helped to mellow out its pungent flavor.  I love garlic so I rubbed my toasted bread with a clove.

All the fresh ingredients went well with the chicken salad we had on hand to make a pretty tasty open face sandwich.  The cheese melted quickly in the microwave, right on the plate.



The sandwich board comes in really handy on busy nights.  Lay out a variety of ingredients, let the kids choose their favorites, try new ones and get creative!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

These Candy Canes Are Not For Decorating!

I'm so excited!  The candy canes I ordered from Zoe's Chocolates, www.zoeschocolates.com, have finally arrived.



These are not those average sugar sticks we're so use to, decorate our tree with, or turn into reindeer for our kids to pass out to school friends.

These are "porcelain-like" handcrafted candy canes. No two are alike. A "true artisanal creation" made by the Tsoukatos family in Pennsylvania.  They taste refreshing with bright flavors of cinnamon, anise and peppermint.

They're so good they make me giddy!

Voted best candy canes in the world by Saveur Magazine, http://www.saveur.com/article/Kitchen/Cool-Canes.

Beautifully packaged. A delightful gift, indeed!


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No compensation was received. This is just something I love and want to share.