It is that time of the year  when proposals and reporting are due. It isn’t that difficult once you get started but it is that initial first move that gets us. Potatoes, both Irish and Sweet, will be the main food reported for my report due November 8. I know I am surely enjoying those sweet potatoes. My husband and I were eating baked potatoes last night and he remarked on how much better they were than french fries. I think it is easier for busy Moms and Dads to cave into the request for fast food or pizza than to go home and bake  a potato and make a salad.  Children need to eat healthy but so do adults. Thinning bones require food high in calcium and Vitamin D is essential for so many reasons. Of course a little exercise wouldn’t hurt us either. Beautiful weather has been around for the first of October but it looks like winter is not far away. The following recipe is absolutely delicious. Enjoy!


Asian salad

1 head of iceberg

1bg of spring mix lettuce

1 can mandarin oranges

1 bag dried cranberries

2 cups toasted sliced almonds

1/2cup toasted sesame seeds

Green pepper and red onion for garnish

Put a handful of lettuce on plate and garnish with oranges, cranberries, almonds, sesame seeds, green peppers and red onion




1 cup of sugar  or ½ cup of honey

2 tblsp dry mustard

2/3 cup red wine vinegar

2tblsp dry onion

3tblsp toasted sesame seeds

2tblsp soy sauce

2 cups canola oil


Put all ingredients in food processor except oil blend well an scrape sides of bowl down and blend again

Continue blending pour oil in slowly until emulsified