MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!!!
I was way too anxious for Christmas last night, so Stas and I exchanged gifts 1 day early (we usually exchange them on Christmas Eve, before we head over to my parents’ house). I have him 2 casual button-down shirts, flannel pajama pants to match mine (I want to have matching pajamas on Christmas morning!), some small things for his trip to Everest, a big warm coat for Everest, and 2 t-shirts. Believe it or not, the t-shirts were my big special surprise gift to him...
During our honeymoon in New Zealand, Stas forgot some clothes at a hotel in Queenstown. One of the items was his Icarus Canopies t-shirt, given to him by the company when he bought his canopy (his “skydiving parachute”). Although he retired from skydiving earlier this year, I knew the shirt had special meaning to him. As soon as we got back to the States, I contacted the company via Facebook, told them about the lost t-shirt, and they sent me 2 new ones! Stas was very happily surprised when he opened them 🙂
My gifts were gift certificates (1 hour massage, Nordstrom, sushi, and a voucher for 1 week of not having to take care of the bunny), an infinity scarf from The Limited, a “Cute Overload” page-a-day calendar, and he paid to have my car serviced earlier this week 🙂
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, we spend each Christmas Eve with my mom’s side of the family. This year, my mom wasked me to bring 2 appetizers – the first was the butternut wontons, and the second is this salad.
This was my first time buying and cutting mangoes… and I didn’t do a great job at either. One of the mangoes was perfectly ripe, but I think the other 3 were a bit under-ripe (I’m hoping that with the cheese and prosciutto, no one will notice). To cut the mangoes, I used this site as a guide – but it was still tricky as hell!
Aside from that, the recipe was easy – only 4 ingredients and 1 step.
I haven’t tasted it yet, but it got great reviews on the Cooking Light site.
Prosciutto, Mango, and Parmesan Salad
from Cooking Light, December 1998
4 cups coarsely chopped peeled mango (about 4 mangoes)
4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, coarsely chopped
3 ounces shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and toss gently.
1 serving = 1 Weight Watchers point
- Calories: 64
- Fat: 2.3g (1.2g sat.)
- Protein: 4g
- Carbohydrate: 7.7g
- Fiber: 0.7g