12 June 2009

Summer Salad, Macy's photography, & a New England "staycation"

Welcome to the latest RS Enrichment gathering recap. Let's start with the food...
We served a crowd-friendly version of The Cheesecake Factory's BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad...

6 chicken breasts, marinate in Kraft Italian dressing for 1 hour, grill, cut up
romaine, torn
green onions, chopped
jack cheese, shredded
Roma tomatoes, diced
1 lb. bag of black beans, soaked/prepared according to package directions
sour cream (optional)
guacamole or sliced/diced avocados
cilantro, chopped
tortilla chips to crumble on top

Serve as a salad bar

Dressing: 1 part BBQ sauce (we used Sweet Baby Ray's) to 3 parts Ranch. Adjust to your liking.

Thank you, Lee for sharing this recipe!

Macy tweaked her photography class for summer photos...vacation photos, etc. Thanks, Macy for once again sharing your talent and expertise with us! Go HERE to Macy's photography website. Her latest post about printing on canvas is great. I saw the SLC temple canvas up close and it's stunning.

Join us for a New England STAYcation! We watched a slideshow filled with sites in New England. Here's a sample, if you've got a "minute."

Go HERE for the e-version of the handout, including over 100 links to resources on the internet for all things New England from sports to adventure to historical sites, etc. Boredom is a choice in our neck of the woods! :) Have fun making summer plans!

Cost saving suggestions:
  • Head to your local library for passes to many of New England's attractions. These passes will cut or eliminate cost. Summer reading programs at the library sometimes offer passes for reading incentive as well.
  • Join the Mass Audubon Society for $29 & enjoy discounts to scores of NE attractions.
Thank you to Allison and Amy for contributing photos and info for this class. If you have suggestions of great things to do and see in the summertime in New England, please share them in the comments section. I'll periodically edit the list. If you have suggestions for saving $ on any NE outings, please share either here or through our RS email (if you send me a note I'd be happy to pass it along to all).

Finally, Thank you to all who attended and contributed to this Enrichment. It was wonderful! We missed those who weren't able to attend & hope to see you next time!