April 08, 2010

Whimsical Thanks

Whipped this thank you card up last week but didn't get time to photograph it until today. The new formula Raspberry Fizz ink doesn't match the ribbon very well, but the idea is there! I like using the polka-dot ribbon backwards so that just a hint of polka dots show.


We had this for dinner recently. It was delicious and a perfect light spring meal. The cheese you see is fry-able, it doesn't melt so it was the perfect complement.

Halloumi Cheese with Cucumber Lentil Salad adapted and modified from The Family Chef

6 Persian cumcumbers, peeled in strips and cut into half-circles
5 ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks
2 T. fresh parsley, chopped
1 T. fresh mint, chopped
2. c. cooked Beluga lentils
3 T. Evoo
1 lemon, juiced
S&P
1 package Halloumi cheese, sliced 1/4 inch thick


Toss the first 7 ingredients together in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Don't add too much salt, as the cheese is quite salty. Heat a frying pan over med-high and add a tablespoon of oil if desired. (I didn't because the cheese cooked in it's own juices and browned perfectly without it.). Place the cheese slices into the pan and saute until golden. Flip slices over and do the same. Serve warm with the cucumber salad.

Note: the Persian cukes, mint, and the Beluga lentils really MADE this meal. Try not to substitute!

Thanks for stopping by today!

21 comments:

Mary said...

I like those dots showing through, too. Pretty and subtle...doing it the other way would definitely have too much! I am really liking bright colors on the white BG lately, must be spring!

Your dinner looks DE-VINE! I'm tasting that warm toasty cheese as I look at the pic! I bet it was SO yummy!

Great, now I'm hungry. Thanks a lot. ;)

Leah said...

This is so cute and sweet, love the twist on the ribbon. And that dish looks yummy!

Jennifer Carter said...

Another cute card! I enjoy seeing how you've used this set!

megspaulding said...

Oh Dana I love this! So cute all those little houses! And that sentiment, stamped so crisply, I can never get mine to look like that. Well done, another favorite of mine!

Keva said...

Awesome card! I just got those two sets from the UPS guy on Tuesday. I'll have to try something like this. Very pretty!

Diane Jaquay said...

I really LOVE your card Dana!! So much easier to stamp all those houses with colored ink than color them all in ;) I also like your "twist" on the polka dot ribbon. Your recipe looks and sounds delicious!!

resmith said...

This is so cute! I love how you turned the polka dot ribbon.

Julie Campbell said...

Eeek! This is SOOOO cool! I love your different colored houses all sitting pretty. Cool idea with the ribbon dots too. I didn't notice that the colors didn't perfectly match at all and had to do a double take after I read your post. :) It looks GOOD!!! :)

Now... about that meal. I thought it was pancakes with goo on top. Now that I read it, I want it in a bad way. Oh YUM!!!! :)

Angy said...

Love the little village you created! Thanks for sharing.

Sara Mac said...

Wonderful card Dana! Love all the little houses lined up. Great idea on the ribbon too.

Belinda said...

Oh love love love your little village! :) Very fun!

Anika said...

Love the neighborhood of houses you created - so sweet!

Jackie Pedro said...

So cute, Dana! Love what you've been doing with this set!! Your dish looks DE-lish!!!

kolling143 said...

Your samples with this set have been so cute! I haven't thought to use the polka dot ribbon the other way!

Gayatri said...

Lovely card! I still haven't used that set. Although my kids loved them and had a play with it. I am unable to get my head around using them!
Thanks for the recipe. Will give it a go this weekend. I will still have to modify (lol!) as I don't have that particular cheese with me.

Rhonda said...

I really like the way you did the houses. So cute.

AnnElise R. said...

Great use of those little houses. And that looks like a gourmet meal!

Jennifer K said...

Fun card - and those houses are just too adorable! Never would have thought to use them like you did. TFS!

Becky said...

Love it!!!!

Sherry said...

SO cute!!

IamDerby said...

Such cute little houses... interesting flip on the ribbon.