Monday, October 31, 2011

"Mimoza" Salad Recipe

On saturday, I was cooking the whole day and making some yummy food for Sunday.
I made red borsh (soup), potatoes in sauce, chicken fingers with pickles inside, fish, Mimoza salad, califlower/celery/carrots salad, and some desserts.

Today, I will share a receipe of Mimoza salad. Its a salad that (I think) comes from Moldova or Ukraine. Somewhere over there.
Anyways, its basically a vegetable salad with cheese and tuna. But, I have used salmon as well, and it taste great.

I dont have the origional receipe, but I redid it as best as I can remember and added some of my own ingredients. I was making it this way ever since I can remember and most tell me its better than the origional.

Receipe for Mimoza Salad

*For a 9X9  dish (obviously, does not have to be round. If you have an oval or square plate around this size, use it. I have used a dish 8X12 as well) Make sure it has high sides or you will have to make the border yourself in the process.

*1 large potato
*1 large carrot /or 2 medium
*6 eggs
*mozzarella cheese
*2 small cans of tuna/salmon (can also use 3 cans-the more, the better!)
*box grater
*small sandwich bag

1) Boil potato, carrots and eggs until done.
2) Let them cool.
3) Peel
4) Using a grater, grate the potato so that it covers the bottom of dish. I used the side with the large holes on it.
          (NOTE: I did it straight on the dish and then just made sure it covered the bottom evenly)

5) Gently press the potatoes down, but dont do it really hard. You dont want to have it really firm and hard.
6) Season with salt and pepper to taste.
7) take a sandwich bag, put some mayo inside one corner. Twist the bag, and using scissors, cut out a small hole at the tip. Make sure its not big.
6) Squeeze the mayo evenly on top of potatoes.
7) Seperate egg whites from the yolk.
8) Using a medium size holes on the grater, grate the whites straight on top of the potatoes with mayo. (you can also do it seperatly on a plate, and then evenly sprinkle on top of potatoes.)

I used this size holes
9) salt and pepper a little.
10) Cover with mayo as well.
11) Open and drain one tuna can.
12) Sprinkle tuna evenly on top of eggs with mayo. If using one large can, simply divide the tuna in half.
13) Cover lightly with mayo.
14) Grate mazarella using the middle size holes. If it will be hard, use the large holes. Sprinkle on top of tuna with mayo.
15) Cover lightly with mayo.
16) grate carrots using the middle size holes again. (No need to rinse the grater) Dont use the small holes because it becomes clumps and its hard to cover the plate evenly.
17) cover with mayo.
18) using  the small holes, grate 3 yolks on top of mayo.
19) Drain the last tuna can and sprinkle tuna evenly on top of mayo.
20) Cover with mayo.
21) Lastly, using the small holes, grate the last 3 yolks on top. It will be the last layer, so make it nice and even.
For decor, you can add fresh dill weed or cut-outs of cooked carrots.

I think I explained it correctly. lol. If anyone will try it, let me know how it came out. The first time I did it, I put too little mayo, and the salad was kind of dry and fell apart too easily when I took it out of the dish with a spoon. Then, I put too MUCH mayo, and it was ok, but kind of TOO WET. lol With practice, you will get it right.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My daughter

My little sunshine

Totaly love her cute curles! Yes, of course they are natural!

Love her little button nose and tiny lips!

She is our most precious gift from God

Monday, October 17, 2011

Put your shoes in the house!

Ok, so you know how if you leave something outside on the yard or even by your house, its considered free? Well, apparently I didnt know this. My friend was telling me that the other day, he saw a lady (from inside the house) picking up some shoes that were left outside by the door. He walked out, and the lady calmly looked at him and he was like "what are you doing?" and she was like "taking these shoes" and then she just walked out. Lol . I mean their house has a metal fence and a gate, which means she opened the gate, walked in, got the shoes, and walked out like nothing happened!
Wow. I dont leave things outside, but now, I definitely will remember to double check!

What are some of yours funny stories?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Another Blog that I Manage

Remember I said that I like to make baby headbands and wipe cases? Well, guess what? I also have a small business selling them! I love to make these pretty flower hair clips and headbands, and all sorts of wipe cases for boys and girls. It started when I made some for my daughter and after giving them as baby shower gifts or presents, people asked if they can order them. So , thats how Glamour Kids Boutique came to existence.

 I opened a blog for my small business and also have a facebook, which you are more than welcome to "like" and follow.

website:  (I am in process of making my own website as well:



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Trying to Potty Train

I have been trying to potty train Madeline (who is almost 2).  The diapers and wipes are getting so expensive. I started to put her on the toilet when she was 18 months. One of my friends had her baby already potty trained by 20 months!

I told Madeline to tell me when she wants to go pee, so she comes running to me every so often and says "wanna pee, wanna pee!" Well, when I put her on the toilet, she only makes the pssss sound but doesnt actually pee. So far, she went only one time. I claped for her and told her "good job", so I think she understands to go pee in the toilet.

I asked some of my friends how they potty trained their kids. Some said they just kind of went by themselves. Others said they took off the diapers, put on kids pantyhose (the thick, cotton ones), and when the kids peed, they didnt like the trickle down their legs, and the wet pantyhose, so they came running to mom to get changed. At this time, the mom put them on the toilet and told them to pee in there. For one friend, this lasted one month until her daughter understood. For the other, it lasted 3 months. They only did it because they have wood floors and it was easy to clean up.

I , on the other hand, dont have wood floors, so this method is out of question. I try to put her on the toilet every half hour. Usually I forget, but I try. :)
Does anyone have any tips how to potty train?

Bobby Pins From Sallys Review

Last week, I went to Sallys because I needed to buy a crimper that I so always wanted to get. Along with that, I know I needed some bobby pins that I desperatly needed.

 I used to get them at Walmart, and I must say, I HATE them. My hair is thin and the bobby pins from Walmart have those big holes at the end, so they dont hold a thing on my head. They slide right out.

One day, I decided to check out Sallys since it just got built next to where I live. And lo and behold, I saw these bobby pins:

They are just PERFECT for me. I like how they have different sizes and colors. (I got black since my hair is  dark). The holes at the end are not too big. I mostly use the smaller size which is 1.5" long. I like the long kind when I do fancy fair and need more longer pins to hold my long hair. 
The pins come in a small metal tin box. The lid slides on and off and holds really good. I keep them in my small make-up bag which I carry in my big purse. 
The small pins come in a pack of 45, and cost $2.69 with beauty/reward card (reg. $2.99)
I forgot how many pins are in larger size but there are more than 45, and they also cost the same as the small pins. I believe there are different colors to choose from, but the quantity vary with the other colors.   
The best thing, is that when you sign up to their rewards card, you get a $5 store credit. AND, when you use that card with every purchase, you get a discount on a lot of products. For example as mentioned above, the regular price for the pins is $2.99 and $2.69 with the rewards card.

What I did, was buy the crimper (which was on sale), applied for the reward card, and had $5 store credit. The credit can be used the next day, so I went back the next day and got the two boxes of pins for like $.40-something cents.! Not bad!

Oh, I forgot to mention, that the card cost $6 and lasts one year. At first, it looks like I didnt really get the pins for free, but I know I will be going back to that store and the $6 is worth it for one year.

What are some of yours favorite new products? (or old)

**I did not get paid to write a review on this product.**

A little more background about my family

I want to tell you a little more about who I am:

My name is Olga, and I am a 23 year old wife and a mommy to one baby girl named Madeline. My husband is a hard working man and he's the breadwinner for our small family. I in turn, stay home, watch our 2 year old princess, make yummy goodies, clean..yada, yada, yada.
Something else about me: I love to bake and cook...from scratch! I think everything comes out tasting SO much better and healthier. I hope to share some of my receipes here with you.

I also love to make baby headbands, wipe cases, and the like. I think I will do some tutorials here one day. Maybe even a giveaway :)

Lastly, we as a family strive to live by Gods standards and put Him first in our lives. I am first to admit, that it is hard, but we try. I try so hard to be a role model for my daughter, my husband, and everyone that I have contact with. I ask God to help me all the time because I cant do it alone. I dont have the strength with out my Jesus.
How do you prioritize your day to spend time with God, knowing there are so many chores/errands to do? By the way, I am NOT a morning person!!

This looks like a good idea... At this moment

This blogging thing looks like a good idea right now. It may not last long as I have already had a blog before, but deleted because of some hateful and judgemental people that I know of. Well, I hope you enjoy my little blog!