HtbaS - Episode 170

A little more substance this week as I try to figure out what my deal has been for last month; partly new job, partly winter blahs, and whole lot of feelings. And wine. Also: Elephants!

Chinese Chicken Salad


  • 1/3 head of iceburg lettuce, shredded
  • 1/3 head of cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 1 12oz can cooked chicken
  • 3 carrots, grated
  • 1 package chicken flavored Ramen noodles
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce (I forgot this in the podcast, but throw it in the sauce)
  • 1-2 tablespoons rice wine


In small saucepan, heat vegetable oil, rice wine, soy sauce and flavor packet from Ramen noodles over medium heat until boiling. Set aside to cool.

Mix together everything else. When the dressing is cool, toss with salad.

Best served on the first day, but may last 1-2 more days in the fridge. Makes about a frajillion servings (at least 6 servings).

3 Replies to “HtbaS - Episode 170”

  1. The recipe sounds yummy. I love cabbage salads that are not coleslaw-ish.

    I find that the first six months of a new job wear me out no matter how I try (did I mention that I’m four months into a new job at my company and feel like I’m stirring mud some days?) Any time you want to Skype about work, I’m all ears.

    I smiled at The Long Winter reference. Thought it was appropriate as I’m piecing log cabin blocks with fabrics from the 1980s (which is ancient in quilting time.)

    All the best.

  2. I have read the Long Winter several times (during winter) to remind myself “at least I’m not twisting straw into sticks 24 hours a day to keep warm” (or grinding wheat in a coffee grinder). January and February are the worst for me. We’ve had snow and more snow and sub zero temps since the end of October this year. And months of illness. Wah.

    I’ve never heard that delightful bit about menopause being worse for women who have had PPD. Oh yay! But thanks for your encouraging podcast, and sorry for my dreary comment! You’re the best, Pam!

  3. As a n00b quilt shop employee, I say YES. Let them know about the discrepancy. Shops can benefit a lot from the fast piecers like you, and I know I would certainly welcome anyone coming into the shop and reporting a problem with one of the patterns I wrote. The word “discrepancy”, I think, keeps anyone from being offended because it sort of puts the blame on the pattern and not the pattern writer. It’s a technicality, obviously, but as we know, choosing our words wisely can help a situation greatly. Also, midget beads. 😀

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