I found a new low carb dish at our Chinese restaurant, Dragon Palace, Green Beans & Shrimp/Chicken/Beef (your choice). So, I decided I wanted to try making it at home. Kristi picked up the Black Bean Sauce for me and we got some chicken tenderloins and fresh green beans at Costco. This was my first shot at making it. I goofed up. When I was cooking the beans I sprinkled too much salt in the water, then when I tossed the cooked chicken and beans with the sauce.. and tasted it.. ARGH.. too salty! I ate it anyway but next time.. NO extra salt. It may turn out this sauce has too much salt in it, but we'll see.
We had our Portland Women's Forum meeting yesterday and our speaker was Chester Benson, great grandson of Simon Benson. His talk was wonderful and I learned a lot more about Simon Benson. A great Oregon pioneer and treasure. Click on his name to learn more.
A quick jaunt out in the garden to see how things are growing - the Bleeding Heart is looking beautiful.
The Hosta is shooting up, some garden clean-up is in order.
My new daffodil variety.. not open fully so I had to tip it up to see what color it is.. pretty!
And a large flower, too.
The pinkish ones we planted under the purple Lilacs.
It won't be long until these open.. I am *excited*!
The 4th of July rose got pruned back and is filling out nicely, I can't wait to see the flowers again.. and smell them.
I put my little collection of hobnail vases in the window to catch the light.. soon there will be more flowers in the garden to place in them.
I need to rush to pack my swim bag and head to the pool. We have the Friends of Multnomah Falls Interpretive Volunteer Training Workshop tomorrow, so it's an early morning wake up for this person who is *NOT* a morning person. But sometime I must push myself.. right? :-)
Have a faboo weekend!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)