Sunday, February 26, 2012

Spinach Salad with Pineapple and a Honey-Lime Vinaigrette, a Divorce Cake, and 80 Degrees

Last night I attended a "My Divorce is Finally Final Party" for a friend.  The cake was made by my new friend, Janet LaDue, and resulted in random people from all over the restaurant coming over to take a picture and share a toast.  It only got weird when for some reason, the restaurant didn't provide us with a knife and someone pulled this out of his pocket:

Maybe he was afraid there was going to be a lot of man-bashing and the women would get violent?  Totally didn't happen.  Anyway, a great time was had, her cake was AWESOME, and no one was injured by any completely unnecessary tactical knives.  See also:  Sangria is good.


For lunch I threw together a spinach salad topped with fresh pineapple and made a honey-lime vinaigrette from a recipe found online at Good Housekeeping.  Isn't The Google amazing?  However, I failed to take pictures which actually saved because I suck.  So, use your imagination and I will try to suck less in the future.

What you need:

1/3 cup of fresh squeezed lime juice
4 teaspoons of honey
1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
A tiny bit of salt

Just whisk it together and that's it!  Makes about 1/2 a cup.

Nutritional info for the dressing:  Sainthood. 15 calories, 0 fat in two tablespoons. 

Nutritional info for the salad sans dressing with two cups of raw spinach and 1.5 cups of diced pineapple:  130 calories, 0 fat.


It is a low-key but EIGHTY DEGREE day over here devoted to catching up on some cleaning, some reading by the pool, and maybe a little Dexter.  I have started my "No Crap from a Can or a Box Challenge" as well.  So far, so good.  Clean living for the win.  No, Diet Coke does not count.  Let's not get crazy.

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