Friday, November 22, 2013

Baby Books + Spinach Salad with Oranges, Avocado and Pistachio

Happy Friday!

Looking forward to spending a nice weekend with my little people. My little men each have such unique personalities and I LOVE to watch them together.  They have so much fun playing and can't wait for the weekend so they don't have to leave each other and go to school.

Last night they brought up a big tent and were in there having snacks and pretending they were in their own "brother house".   They are all growing up so fast and the baby is talking more and more which is so fun to see.  Which leads me to today's Get It Done Tip.

I am fantastic at taking oodles of pictures a month of the kids. But in the past was AWFUL about updating their baby books.  Three or so years ago I put a monthly, recurring reminder on my calendar "update baby books".

It is set for Saturday morning at 7:30 AM when I know I am still usually still upstairs where the books are and can grab them quick to make an updates that come to mind - teeth that fell out, new words said by the baby, etc.  I have a pen in with the books so I don't have to go hunting for one. I literally take them out of the closet, do whatever I need to do and put them back in.  Quick and then they can never say I only did it for the first one only. ;)

We were invited over to a friends for dinner tonight so no cooking for me.  I am in charge of bringing a salad so have this ready to go - it looks good!

6 oz. baby spinach
6 oz. mixed greens
2-3 navel oranges
2 avocados, pitted and diced (toss in a squeeze of orange juice to prevent browning) pistachios, toasted Honey-Orange Vinaigrette:
2 Tbsp. orange juice
1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. honey
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 

 To make the vinaigrette, whisk to combine the orange juice, vinegar, Dijon and honey. 
Slowly stream in the olive oil while whisking constantly to emulsify. 
Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
 In a large bowl combine spinach, mixed greens, oranges, avocado, and pistachios. 
Drizzle with vinaigrette, toss, and serve.
Serves 6-8.

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