Spicy Warm Pineapple Watermelon Salad Recipe : Robert Irvine : Food Network

Spicy Warm Pineapple Watermelon Salad Recipe : Robert Irvine : Food Network

Ingredients
1 red onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups diced pineapple
1/2 cup medium watermelon chunks
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
Salt
Chopped fresh mint leaves, for serving
Crumbled goat cheese, for serving
Directions
Saute the onion and garlic together over low heat, in a medium saucepan, being careful not to burn the garlic. Add the sugar and let it dissolve until almost caramelized. Stir in the pineapple, watermelon, and vinegar and allow to cook until the fruit is coated with the liquid in the pan, about 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt, to taste, and serve with chopped mint and goat cheese.

I just saw this being made on the show. There were strawberries in it on the show. Maybe strawberries were substituted for pineapple. Too bad they don’t mention that. Anyway, it sounded good. I wouldn’t make it spicy but that’s my taste.

Applying at LifeTips Network

I’m applying for a topic at LifeTips geared to Single Women.

Keep Romance Alive

Whether or not you’re dating someone special you can enjoy an evening of romance. Cook a nice dinner, set the table with all the trimmings, even candles if you have them or pick some up. Use napkins, add a flowers and a centerpiece on the table, serve wine, just as if you were setting things up like a fancy, glamorous restaurant. If you aren’t dating anyone do it all the same, just for yourself. Treat yourself to a romantic dinner. You’re worth it!

The Grass is Greener…

Keep in touch with married and Mom friends. At times it really is nice to hear how the other shoe fits, how they would like to be single again, not sharing so much of their life, energy and time. Talking to women on the other side of the fence can help you appreciate what you do have at times when you feel you don’t have much.

Skim your Latte

Try your coffee with whipped and/ or heated skim milk instead of cream or whole milk. Milk thickened this way is very low cal and yet will give you as much taste as you have become used to.

Christmas Day… I'm Remembering

For me, as a Witch, most holidays are about nature, traditions and remembering. It’s a little after midnight, now the day of Christmas. I’m remembering my family who are dead and thus unavailable to be here for the holidays. At least not in the flesh, capable of enjoying the wine, exchanging presents and all of those physical/ commerical type things.

Here is my list of names:

Alice McRoberts
Emma Garner
Birdie Scherle
Edith Brown
Alec Brown
Sally Harle
Violet Scherle
William Scherle
Ian Noel Brown
The baby who was never born
and the other relatives I didn’t really have enough time to get to know.

I used to write letters to penpals from around the world and my older family members too. I don’t do that any longer, there is no one left to write to. My Dad was the last one to die from that list.

So, I would like people who are in the midst of petty, trivial and silly family squabbles today or over this past week, to get over it. Realize you are making mole hills into mountains and to anyone watching from your version of an afterlife, you look like you are wasting time and being childish.

We only have so much time. You can’t buy more, you can’t reset the switch and go back to start again. Once the time is gone, it’s gone forever. Don’t waste the time you have with the people you care about, including yourself. Don’t let yourelf be small and petty. Get a life, your own life and enjoy the season for what it is, traditions, a celebration of life and the last few days of the old year.

Spare a few moments for the empty spaces at your Christmas dinner table, the people who are not there. Go with the Irish custom and set a place for each of them, at the big table or give them a table of their own on the side.

Seasons Greetings

Santa Has Been Here

The kids are in bed, even the big kid who no longer believes in Santa Claus. He decided to sleep on the couch watching a Christmas movie. The Santa presents are under the tree. The parents are just about heading up to bed. I’m washing clothes and checking email. We cleaned up from the Xmas dinner and soup is being boiled from the turkey bones. The remaining wine is corked and in the fridge. The remaining cookies are on the counter for those who can still nibble.

How is that for 11:31 on Christmas Eve?