Monday, August 30, 2010

Celebrate with a GIVEAWAY!

It's my birthday and I'm celebrating with a giveaway!
Saturday my friend Meg introduced all of us to French Bull.
Oh my!
I sat drooling at all the fun color.
I ordered myself these salad servers.
One for me . . . . one for YOU! (if you win!)
It's always more fun to share the love!

Aren't these patterns so fun??
Someone invite me over and ask me to bring a salad.
I just might have to order this tray too.

To win you just need to leave a comment today, any comment - now I sound lame asking you all to wish me a happy birthday :)) - Don't say happy birthday. -  Instead tell me your favorite type of salad; or better yet give me the recipe or link me to it.
The winner will be announced on FRIDAY morning!

Happy Day to all of you!


Kimberlee J. said...

Yeah for birthdays and giveaways!!!!

My favorite salad is my Aunt Elsie's potato salad. Ancient family secret...seriously. I might get kicked out of the family if I gave you the recipe. :)

Tara said...

Ohhh, I love birthdays! My favorite salad is the Mary Walker -- we call it that, b/c she's who first introduced us to it. It's spring mix, craisins, feta or goat cheese, (canned) mandarin oranges, chopped walnuts and poppyseed dressing. Totally delicious, and perfect w/ tongs that colorful!

I was actually coming on to ask you a random question.. for your chicken crescents == how do you cook it/what do you do to get the chicken shredded? I was going to make it for dinner, but.. I'm not sure how to do it. Could I just chunk it, or will that make it too lumpy for the roll?

Thank you.. and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Enjoy the day!

Lisa said...

Loved this website and all their fun stuff! My favorite salad is one we always had at Thanksgiving when I was a kid...strawberry jello sald, with the layer of sour cream in the middle. Love it!

Have a fun day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Nicole! I love Greek Salad which includes Romaine lettuce or spinach, olives, pickled peppers, Feta cheese, pine nuts and whatever else I forgot. The dressing is olive oil, garlic, lemon juice (fresh),parsley, and salt.
I decided that I want a campfire for my next birthday!!! Somebody can shovel the snow and we'll sit/huddle around the fire and have hotdogs and marshmellows... in FEBRUARY!!! If it goes well, we can recommend it for Jason! LOL!
Diane H.

Anonymous said...

My favorite salad is taco salad. To ordinary to give you a recipe (if you'd even need one!) so instead I dug out the boys favorite!! Since you have a house full of boys, too, thot they might like it as much as Adam and Connor!!!

1 large box vanilla pudding (dry)
16 oz. cool whip
10 snicker bars
3-4 apples (green work best, not so sweet)

Mix the dry pudding and cool whip. Cut up the apples and snickers and add to the pudding/cool whip. Chill and serve!!

(The boys secret is to double the snickers and halve the apples!!!)

Happy Birthday!!!


Sara W said...

Those tongs are fabulous!

My current favorite salad is called Shop Salad and we had it when we were visiting some friends overseas.
Super simple and made to taste:
Chop: tomatoes, cucumbers(peeled and seeded), a little red onion and drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. If you want to fancy it up you can add some feta cheese.

Amy said...

Saw those spoons a while back and ALMOST ordered them! Love that site! Here's a Chicken Salad recipe... only b/c I just made it for lunch about an hour ago. It's better if it sets up for a little bit! AND...this time I made it from 2 fried chicken breasts! Just stop by your local jiffy trip and pick up a couple! Can't get any easier than that!!

*Garlic Chicken Salad*
boiled chicken breasts....add garlic and salt when you boil it
chopped onions
dill relish or chopped dill pickles
*add a little dill pickle juice if you think it needs it
garlic (as much as you want!)
real mayo (NOT Miracle Whip!) I use Kraft Mayo!
mustard (not too much)
cracked black pepper
Don't have exact measurements's great everytime!!

Allyssa K. said...

My favorite salad is strawberry, kiwi, and pecan spinach & Romaine salad. Fell in love with it during my summer in Alaska, I know i have the recipe SOMEWHERE lol! Maybe i should look for all those recipes i brought back! It's super yummy and sweet and goes wonderfully with just about any meal, but I think my favorite was having it with the fresh crab right out of the ocean that day! oh those were wonderful meals!

Randy Wertenberger said...

Happy Birthday, Nicole! One of my favorite salads is the oriental salad with Ramen noodles and cabbage. Let me know if you want the recipe...I don't have time to type it all out right now :)

Micah said...

I am currently in love with salads of all kinds! I don't know if I can pick a favorite--- I made frog eye salad the other day with asini de pepe pasta, cool whip and other yummy things, a barley salad with tomatoes, cucumber, feta, onion, and a vinaigrette, and I have a chicken salad that i LOVE. I could send them all to you!

happy birthday!!

meg duerksen said...

oh i really want to win!!
i have clicked on that site a million times this week.
but can't commit to any of it. yet.

my favorite salad.....the rock salad at magginaos.
it's basically a ton of blue cheese.

cobwebbcorner said...

Hope you have a wonderful day. I love your blog! I can't believe how your family has grown since you left Fairview...we miss you all. My favorite salad is a cornbread salad. It is on my facebook notes. I don't have it on my blog because I am NO cook!! Say Hey to Jason for me (hope his shoulder is doing well).
Dawn Webb

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday,Nicole! A favorite salad of mine is one that you fixed for Lonnie and I when we visited you in Utah several years ago. Spinach, feta, sunflower seeds, craisins, strawberries, mandarin oranges, poppyseed dressing....maybe even some more stuff! It was delicious! A reminder of a really fun time with your family!

Megan Souter said...

My favorite salad in the world is a normal lettuce salad with carrots, green peppers, onions, tomatoes and either chicken or turkey. You can add as many vegetables as you like. Also, topping the whole thing off with a Catalina Dressing.

Hope you are having a great great day. and HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

christine said...

I love your new profile pictures! So cool. Love the salad tongs too! My fav salad is taco salad or anything with avacados. Ruby Tuesdays is pretty smashing too! (:

Marjie B. said...

I love a good giveaway!

My favorite salad is tomato basil pasta salad! If I had the recipe I would share!

Matt, Angie, Ethan, and Bree said...

Can I win twice for Angie? My favorite salad out is oriental chicken at Applebee's, or the salad at Olive Garden. At home, majority of my greens go in my blender for a Green Smoothie!!

Hayley said...

Favorite salad: Frogeye salad. Aaron's mom made it one time when we were just dating, and I fell in love with it. Now I take it whenever I need to take a salad. It makes TONS! Happy birthday!

Jaime O said...

Just checked out this website...way cool stuff! My favorite salad is spinach salad with sundried tomatoes,orzo and toasted pine nuts! You know I will give you the recipe :) Happy Birthday again!

Heidi said...

I LOVE this awesome ramen noodle salad. So delightful. I will share it. When I find the recipe in my inbox. :)

Heidi said...

So I love this ramen noodle salad. So delightful. When I find the recipe in my inbox I will share. :)

Angie B said...

Love French Bull!!! Ordered these salad tongs 2 years ago and gave them away for Christmas! Favorite Salad(s)...Chances R salad bar! We need to go there sometime!!!

Tammy said...

I just sent this recipe to my own inbox to try- it sounds delicious. It's pear and greens salad with maple vinegarette.

Nic said...

Tara - Those chicken crescents are so yummy! To answer your question I cook my chicken in the crockpot so it is so tender that they you just take a fork and shred it up easily. Usually I do a whole crock pot of chicken and divide the shredded chicken into a couple containers and freeze them so the shredded chicken is ready for several different recipes. You could use can chicken too or just bake chicken and dice it up in small chuncks - that would work great too. hope that helps. Enjoy!!! I don't have an email for you so I hope you get this message.

jenhiatt said...

LOVE the giveaway! And birthdays! Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Birthdays can be hard, but gifts help! I found a blog that has daily recipes,
scroll back to Fri. Aug.27 for a Fresh Fruit Salsa that I am looking forward to trying. May all your days have a "happy" in them!

Jules said...

My favorite salad: just a plain old garden salad, with Ranch of course!

I love your blog, Happy Birthday!

marisaib said...

Happy Birthday a day late! I'm a sucker for a good green salad with tomatoes, cucumbers and avocado and a tad of ranch dressing. But one of my all time favorites is my mom's fruit salad...use some canned fruit like peaches, fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges, apricots and fresh apples, grapes, bananas, strawberries (all cut up)...drain all canned fruit well (overnight in fridge is best) and then mix all together in a big separate bowl make whipped cream...heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla (to taste) and whip til very stiff peaks form and then stir it into the fruit and then try not to eat the whole bowl yourself! :)

domesticjoys said...

ohh, so many good salads... though I never have a recipe, I just make it up as I go with whatever I have on hand : )

Tobi said...

Happy Birthday!

Favorite salad is "Mommie's Salad" named by my children of course

Any lettuce you have the darker the better
plain goat cheese
maple vinaigrette


carlisle clan conversation... said...

How fun is that...happy, happy belated bday! French Bull=swoon! I'm really digging Wendy's Pecan Apple Chicken Salad & have taken to making (well watching Kevin Bacon, I kid) it at home.

Spinach & Tossed Greens
Crumbled Bleu Cheese
Toasted Pecans
Sliced & Cubed Green & Red Apples
Grilled Diced Chicken
Pomegranate Vinaigrette


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