Momma and Monday, that’s what M&M stands for. Catchy, eh? Not really, but I just don’t like blog titles. Anyway, today is INSANE! I always wish I could bake for hours and blog but then reality hits, ugh. I was in the kitchen for hours today but that’s only because we had last minute order for Healthy Bites. We leave for California on Thursday and I cannot wait! Remember, the hubs is racing Vineman 70.3!! Woo hoo!
Anyway, Mom came to rescue and offered to share a recipe. How cool is that!?! My mom is probably the most humble, loyal, and sincere person I know. I’m hoping I get some of that rubbed off on me soon.
So without further a do….here’s my Momma and her famous PAPAYA SALAD!
Hello, Lindsay’s Mom here (aka Beba, Momma V, Veta). I wanted to share a little background and a healthy recipe to go along with it. Lindsay’s great grandmother (Nanaw) was 104 years old when she passed away. Her great grandmother always had good vegetables and fruit with her meals and never ate too much. Plus, I don’t remember her eating too much junk food. I am far from 104 but being in my sixties I am trying to stay healthy by my food choices and amount that I eat. We eat a lot of salmon, chicken, fruit and vegetables but we still enjoy our weekly mexican food.
2 heads of Romaine lettuce chopped
1 head of bib lettuce chopped
1 papaya – chop the fruit and keep the seeds for dressing
1 avocado – chopped
Put all above ingredients in a salad bowl except for the papaya seeds
½ cup sugar or sugar substitute
½ cup white vinegar
½ teaspoon dry mustard
½ cup chopped onion
½ cup vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons fresh papaya seeds
2 teaspoons salt
Blend in blender – adding seeds last. Pour over salad (I don’t use all the dressing). Can refrigerate any leftover dressing up to 3 days.
Thanks Mom. You made my Monday! Now I’m off to go re-create this recipe! Add a little Grilled Salmon and you’ve got a FANTASTIC light meal. YUM!
Do you have any favorite recipes in your family? Do share!
Who here still has a MySpace account? I think I had one about 4 years ago with my maiden name. haha!
I heard Google is now trying to out do Facebook and come up with something even better. Glad we can add more to the social media jumble (said is sarcasm!!).