Thai Coleslaw

IMG_0707

A few weeks ago, my mom and grandma came into town, and we spent our days antiquing with my aunts and cousins.  Through my years of antiquing, I have become absolutely obsessed with candlewick glass (although I now lovingly referring to it as bubble glass, because it’s much cuter, and I didn’t actually know it was called ‘candlewick’ until my aunt mentioned it a couple days ago).   I have now compiled a whole china cabinet full of candlewick glass, because my aesthetic is an 80 year old in a 20-something’s body unless I’m picking out clothing, in which case I normally fit into the 60s or early 90s decades.  But I digress.  Candlewick is where it’s at, and although I’m probably too old to play tea party, I can almost guarantee that I will find an excuse to have one in the near future if only to utilize the four  eight tea cups and saucers I have accumulated over the years.  But for the time being, I’ve been using it in much more practical ways, like for Thai coleslaw for example.

You may have noticed that the theme around SSL as of late has been all-things-spring, especially if you read my post “Little White Blossoms“, which is kind of hilarious considering that today in Reno, all we had was little white snow flakes…But no matter.  I have already decided that it’s spring, and spring equals BBQs which equals coleslaw (and grilled corn and potato chips and watermelon and….stop me while you can).  I’m not quite sure why Reno is bringing back the snow and cold weather, but I do know that the spring semester is almost over and that I’m completely on board to BBQ all summer long.

 

IMG_0715

IMG_0703

To be honest, I’ve never really liked coleslaw although pulled pork is one of my favorite foods, and BBQs are my favorite kind of party.  To most, coleslaw goes hand in hand…but for me?  No thanks.  I’m not necessarily interested in cabbage when it’s swimming in a pool of runny, sweet mayonnaise encased in a disposable plastic container.  Sounds appetizing, right?  I wouldn’t touch the stuff, but then I tried Thai coleslaw, and I was forever changed.

Thai coleslaw is not soggy or runny at all, but it is simple to throw together and goes perfectly with pork lettuce wraps (or anything else for that matter).  This recipe has become kind of a big deal in my house, and although I can’t claim it’s an original, I have adapted the recipe to fit my needs accordingly.  All you have to do is chop up the veggies, and you can throw the dressing on a couple hours in advance (which I prefer).  Simple, delicious, and does not require turning on the oven in the summer heat.  I would even go so far as to throw some grilled chicken or tofu in there and call it a weeknight, summery meal.  (Okay, let’s be honest, I have done that before, and I stand by that decision.  I have no shame in my game).

IMG_0719

IMG_0700

IMG_0720

recipecard salad

Happy spring!

Xo SaraLynn

*Song of the Day: Pretty Pimpin by Kurt Vile

Advertisements

Little White Blossoms

IMG_0784
Dress: CLE Paris  Hat: Chatties  Shoes: City Classified  Jewelry: Old

Last Monday, Reno had an overnight blizzard.  And by blizzard, I mean 6.8 inches of snow, which I guess doesn’t necessarily warrant the term “blizzard”, but for the love of God, it was March.  The snow was at a record high with 3 ft. falling in the Ruby Mountains. Skiers didn’t quite know what to do with themselves.  Classes were cancelled.  Chaos ensued…!

…And then today, I wore a sundress.  When spring hits in Reno, you don’t know what you’ll get, and today we got perfect, sunny mid-70 degree weather.  Tomorrow, there might be a hurricane or an ice age or something, and although that’s essentially impossible, I wouldn’t put it pass the executive at Mother Nature’s Northern Nevada Department to carry out that kind of large-scale project on such short notice.  However, today we got spring, and spring means flowers!  In Reno, March comes with hundreds of thousands  of tiny white and pink flowers all over our trees, and it is my favorite time of the year, aside from when those flowers turn into leaves and then the leaves turn into brown and red and yellow leaves and then those leaves fall to the ground.  But the tiny flowers are a close runner-up.  To match the tiny white flowers, I wore my new, thrifted maxi dress.  This dress is one of my new favorites, because 1. If you’re a 90s kid, you probably have a picture of you and your mom at your third birthday party, and your mom is wearing a dress almost identical to this one and 2. It matches perfectly with my new hat!  (For the record, I bought this hat months ago, and didn’t know what to do with it.  Then I kind of thought the hat thing might be too overrated.  Then I wore the hat and understood why everyone wears them, because they’re adorable and I’m obsessed!)

IMG_0764

IMG_0787

IMG_0761

IMG_0788

IMG_0800

IMG_0752

IMG_0744

P.S. Speaking of the 90s, today I learned that, with the return of the new Powerpuff Girls series, you can go online and “Powerpuff” yourself, and let me tell you, I was excited.  I flipped open my laptop, and headed to the website to procrastinate on folding a little bit of laundry.  Right when I hit the website, I see…

powerpuff
https://www.powerpuffyourself.com/#!/en

THIS.  Right on the homepage.  And I mean, at this point, why even go through with it?  (But just kidding, I did anyways, because the laundry wasn’t going to procrastinate on folding itself.  And for the record, I chose a darker red hair color and a striped shirt, so there is still virtue in originality).

P.P.S. I just turned on the TV, and Clueless was on!  The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland Reno.

XO Sara Lynn

*Song of the Day: How Soon is Now? by The Smiths