Thursday, October 18, 2007

Salad at home

Last night I met a new friend for dinner at Wolfgang Puck Express. We used a 2-for-1 Citipass Book coupon, of course!

The signature Chinois chicken salad tasted bitter in the way that bagged salad can, but I loved its spicy mustard dressing. In fact, I'm munching on the leftovers as I type.

"I bet I can make this even better at home," I wondered on the way to the post office. And so we stopped by the international grocery for fresh bok choy and almonds, to replace the high carb wonton strips.

I popped in the Goodwill next door, only to spot a new Chico's top marked $2. Had I not just wandered through Chico's before last night's dinner, admiring the rich colors and richer prices?

So now, for less than the cost of one meal, I have the makings of a family-size salad AND another piece to mix with my secondhand Chico's outfit. I just love it when the frugal alternative presents itself so easily!

6 comments:

Mrs. Gunning said...

MMM... that looks delicious! When you find out how to make it, will you share the recipe?

Delicious looking!
Thank you for sharing that picture.

Rebecca said...

YUM-O! I love Asian flavors & am a mustard-lover as well! I can't wait to try the dressing on a regular tossed salad ;>)

TFS!

Meredith said...

Hi, Mrs. Gunning! If you click on the highlighted phrase "spicy mustard dressing," you'll open a new window to a site with step-by-step directions.

Enjoy!

Bethany Sue, CFO said...

Awesome! That is really cool. Don't you just love living frugally?

Alison said...

I love it when I find new with tags items at Goodwill! I just got some Calvin Klein capris in my current post-baby size that way...but due to regional differences my price was $4.25 (still a great deal!).

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I bought my 2-year-old a gorgeous newer line Gymboree velvet dress for $1.49 last week at the Franklin Road Goodwill here in Nashville. Woo hoo! I also put together a $5 outfit for her (3ts were marked higher)...a Children's Place leopard print skirt and Gymboree top.

Also, that salad looks and sounds fantastic.