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Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad

This tasty Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad has a secret ingredient that gives the texture of the salad a wonderfully creamy texture. What is it ? Freshly whipped cream folded into the chicken, almond and grape salad. It works and it is wonderful. Serve on a bed of curly lettuce, with crackers or on a croissant. Enjoy!

Barnyard Party!

Recently my little munchkin turned 4 and we had a Barnyard themed party for her. It was small scale, and mostly on the cheap, but it was a lot of fun. I wanted to share a few pictures and ideas with you if you have a little animal loving kiddo like I do.

First off, the Piggy Rice Krispies Treats! I used strawberry marshmallows and followed the recipe on the bag to make the treats. I put them in a small pan, ours was a small rectangular dish, and let then sit for about 10 minutes to cool slightly. Turn them out onto a lightly sprayed baking sheet, cut into equal pieces. We got 6 large piggies out of one batch of rice krispies.

Mold them into a circle with your hand and use a knife to cut around the ears to make them more pronounced. Using a bit of frosting, attach M&M eyes, a pink strawberry nose (half of a strawberry marshmallow with the sticky cut end dipped into hot pink sugar), and strawberry wafer cookie ears. Ta-da! Wrap individual piggy treats in saran wrap or into a treat bag for a take home treat.

For decorations we got basic party balloons, blew them up, and attached construction paper cutouts to make them look like barnyard animals.  They are sitting on top of a piece of construction paper that is taped to for a circular base, then cut into fringe pieces for the balloons to sit on top of. The exception being the duck because I thought it would be cute to set him ontop of water to simulate a pond.

For our menu we stuck to basic, tasty food. Pizza for the kids with creme filled cupcakes frosted with either vanilla or cherry frosting. For the adults, we had a hot artichoke & spinach dip and a cold veggie cheese dip which was amazing. Main dish was pulled pork with buns or the extra pizza from the kids dinners. We got a carrot cake from Costco (apricot mousse filling, yum!) decorated with frosting carrots to play into the theme.

For outfits we got some cheap little cowboy hats, denim jeans and overalls, and pretty plaid shirts.

It was a great party and we had tons of fun!


  1. Ali, Your little one is adorable! The birthday party was creative and well planned. Happy birthday to the munchkin!

    1. chẳng được bao lâu, lập tức tiếng gào thét lại vang lên, hơn nữa so với lúc trước càng thêm bạo ngược.

      Vương Lâm đi tới phòng giam tiếp theo. Trong phòng này có một người hướng về Vương Lâm cười khát máu. Hắn liếm liếm môi, lui lại phía sau vài bước, cách xa Vương Lâm, miệng nói:

      - Tiểu tử, ngươi cứ tu luyện đi. Ngươi giúp ta một chuyện, giết chết kẻ ở phòng giam đối diện, ta liền toàn lực phối hợp với ngươi, được không?

      Người ở phòng giam đối diện là một tráng hán. Đôi mắt hắn trợn trừng quát:
      dong tam mu lậu cho thuê phòng trọ cho thuê phòng trọ nhac san cuc manh tư vấn pháp luật qua điện thoại công ty luật hà nội số điện thoại tư vấn luật dịch vụ thành lập doanh nghiệp
      - Lão tử cũng đã gai mắt với ngươi rồi. Tiểu tử, ngươi giết hắn đi, ta sẽ toàn lực phối hợp với ngươi! Dù sao lão tử đã ở địa phương này quá lâu rồi, đáng lẽ cũng nên sớm đi đầu thai mới phải!

      Vương Lâm không nói gì, tay phải điểm vào khoảng không hai cái. Trên mi tâm của hai người này đồng thời xuất hiện hai điểm đỏ tươi, không ngừng lan ra. Cơ hồ bọn họ ngã xuống cùng một lúc. Chăng qua trong ánh mắt bọn họ có vẻ được giải thoát.

      Từ lúc tiến vào đây, Vương Lâm liền cảm nhận được rõ ràng sát khí và oán khí nơi này

  2. Too cute, Ali! I love the balloon animals! Happy Birthday to your little one!

  3. Aww, Happy birthday to your little one! We have a 4 yr old that we call munchkin too! Love those little outfits.

  4. Loving those ballons, great idea! Seems like a great time was had,
    Take care...

  5. Those pigs are adorable!

  6. this is so cute! i love the pigs and the balloon animals! so creative!

  7. Love this idea! The balloon animals are adorable and the pig rice krispie treats are too!

    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

  8. what an adorable party! love the pig rice krispies :)

  9. So cute and creative!! I really want the recipe for that cold veggie cheese dip. Your little girl is so pretty and looks so much like you!


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