Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy Administrative Professional’s Day!

Mary Barrett, the former National Secretaries Association president, and C. King Woodbridge, the Dictaphone Corporation president, came up with the idea for a day to honor secretaries. As jobs and titles changed, so did the name of the special day.

You should always be thankful for administrative professionals, but face it. You are likely to take them for granted most of the time. Since today has this special designation, take a moment to thank them. It also doesn’t hurt to sweeten your gratitude with flowers, candy, a meal, and if you can afford it, a cash bonus!

While you’re purchasing gifts, stop by your favorite bookstore and pick up Be Still…and Let Your Nail Polish Dry at your favorite bookstore or Target.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy No Housework Day!

Today is No Housework Day! How cool is that!

Put away your brooms, dustpans, mops, cleansing cloths and cleaning solutions. Take some time to do something fun. Take a stroll at the park or beach! Visit someone you love. Hang out with your kids. Do anything BUT housework!

Enjoy the day!


Monday, April 4, 2011

Tarpon Springs Potato Salad

Greek Salad – Tarpon Springs style (with potato salad)

Notes from Apollo in Sweet Baklava: Hide the potato salad beneath the lettuce for the surprise factor.

• 4 large romaine lettuce leaves
• 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
• 3 cups potato salad (recipe below)
• 2 medium tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges
• 1 cucumber cut into 16 slices
• 1 bell pepper cut into rings
• 4 slices canned beets
• 8 cooked and peeled shrimp
• 4 anchovies
• 8 Greek style black olives
• 8 banana peppers
• 4 whole green onions
• 1⁄2 cup white vinegar
• 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil
• 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
• 1 tsp. oregano

Potato Salad:
• 4 large potatoes cubed and boiled
• 1⁄4 cup diced onion
• 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise

1. Mix the potato salad ingredients and chill.
2. Line a large bowl or platter with large romaine lettuce leaves.
3. Scoop the potato salad onto the romaine leaves in 4 single serving mounds.
4. Cover the potato salad with the chopped lettuce
5. Top with tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, beets,
shrimp, anchovies, and olives.
6. Add banana peppers and onions to the side of the salad.
7. Mix the vinegar, olive oil, vegetable oil, and oregano.
8. Pour the vinegar and oil blend over the salad.