Monday, July 28, 2008

We have arrived.... & a Carrot Salad?

Well, we arrived in Vernon late last night, or early this morning depending on how you look at it. The trip was fairly smooth, so that was good. We didn't QUITE get done before exhaustion set in so we will head back to the island mid August to finish up. Crazy I know, but the kids are excited to be able to go back for a quick visit with their friends again... then it'll be about a year before we're back - wow! Anyway, hope to share a card with you tomorrow, but while looking for recipes for dinner tonight I came across this:

Barefoot Carrot Salad 2007, Ina Garten, All Rights Reserved
Show: Barefoot Contessa
Episode: Ladies Who Lunch

1/3 cup golden raisins
1 pound carrots
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup diced fresh pineapple

Place the raisins in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to sit for 5 minutes and then drain.

Fit a food processor with the grating blade. Cut the carrots in half and place in the feed tube so they are lying on their sides. Process in batches. Place the grated carrots in a medium bowl, add the lemon juice and toss.
For the dressing, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar and salt. Pour the dressing over the carrots and add the pineapple and raisins. Toss together and serve.

Now I can't say I have EVER made carrot salad -- you? But I thought the sounds of this with the tangy dressing, raisins and pineapple sounded yummy. :) Thought I'd share with you :) We spent the afternoon at the beach and now it's time to set the outdoor table & fire up the grill for dinner. I love it here!
hope you're enjoying your day,

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