Are you ready for Christmas? I'm almost there! I did some Christmas shopping today, and it is a zoo everywhere. It didn't even bother me though, it just made me more and more excited that Christmas is officially ONE week away! I feel like there are two things that make me act like a 5 year old. Disneyland and Christmas. Both so much fun! Today for lunch I was really craving sweet potatoes, so I decided to put some in my wrap. I washed my sweet potato, poked holes in it with a fork, and put it in the microwave for 6 minutes. Then I peeled it and diced it. I ate it with spinach, chick peas, a little salt and pepper, and a drizzle of fat free dressing. It was tasty.
I added a side of steamed broccoli and carrots. I know I've raved about the La Tortilla Factory Wraps like a bazillion million times, but if you haven't tried them at this point you are just plain crazy. You can get a pack of 20 at Costco for like 5 dollars. SO worth it.
Elaine knows best. I realize that some people don't even know what that is, but it is one of the greatest kitchen appliances I own. I LOVE IT. One reason I think a lot of people don't eat salads more often is because of the preparation that is involved. Washing and drying lettuce can be a total pain, it's true. Get yourself a salad spinner. You can wash all of your lettuce at once, and be done with it! (And it won't become soggy or wilted.)
1. Place all of the leaves in the strainer like bowl and run water over them, giving them a good wash down. Most of the water will drain right through.
2. Place the bowl into the spinner and spin the rest of the liquid off. Just like that. Done.
Do you ever use salad spinners? Do any of you even know what that is??
Don't forget to enter my Christmas Mix Giveaway. You have until the 23rd to enter!!