Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Chicken Schnitzel Salad

When I'm feeling healthy, I'll order a salad at a restaurant or fast-food chain. Then, about an hour later, I'm regretting my decision and wishing I had a hamburger. This salad, however, is filling. The chicken and pumpkin are delicious and the vinaigrette is the perfect sweetness. Enjoy!
2 cups dried breadcrumbs
1/3 cup parsley, roughly chopped
4 chicken breasts pounded thinly
1/2 cup flour
3 eggs lightly beaten
1/4 cup olive oil

1 tbsp olive oil
1 sprig fresh thyme
1/2 small butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeded and sliced thinly

1 Pink Lady apple, cored, cut into quarters and thinly sliced
3 tbsp parsley leaves
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 small head Red Fancy lettuce, leaves separated and torn
1/2 cup Blue Cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup toasted walnuts

2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp honey
3 tbsp olive oil

Here's the recipe from our local grocery store, Coles. Curtis Stone will show you how to make Chicken Schnitzel Salad. You're welcome.

E: 9
A: 8 - let me just go get my butternut pumpkin from the garden... not.
T: 8 - the taste is worth it!
HH: 10

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Going Global

The four of us at Jurong Bird Park

Emily sent me an email one day letting me know about their upcoming trip to Indonesia. She also just wanted to let me know they purchased a stopover in Singapore. After 10 seconds of research, I informed Eliott that the flight to Singapore was about 8 hours and our dear friends would be there for 48 hours. Our desire to explore outside of Australia only heightened as we started looking at things to do and places to see in Singapore. The trip was booked.
We do this pose when playing Bunko, but it seemed appropriate for the Bird Park too.

Seeing people we know for the first time in 5 months was so refreshing. Exploring a foreign country with another married couple was nothing short of fantastic. We were able to go to the Bird Park and Singapore Zoo. We also saw The Lion King, SkyPark, and the Singapore Flyer.
Our handsome husbands at the Singapore Zoo

We visited Little India in Singapore one afternoon and decided to eat at an Indian restaurant recommended by some missionaries Justin and Emily visited. The restaurant was called The Banana Leaf Apolo and it was delicious. We knew this place was legitimate when we noticed the Indian families choosing to eat at The Banana Leaf Apolo. We devoured tons of food and enjoyed one another's company. We started with chicken samosas and naan. The butter naan was the best I've ever had. We each got something different and shared a few bites. It was an Indian food feast for Foodie Freddies!
The Qualls' side of the table: chicken tikka masala & malabar chicken

The Vines' side of the table: tandoori chicken & chilli chicken