According to this Community blog there are 250 emojis being introduced. I had no idea what emojis were, but they are the little symbols people use when chatting. I thought they had another name, yes, emoticons. Anyway, I understand you can now send someone the Vulcan split finger sign (Live Long and Prosper) or flip them the bird. In all cases, using a single character apparently. These symbols are for text messaging they say. I notice the blog didn’t include the picture for flipping the bird.
This is a somewhat different recipe from WebMD which I thought I might try. Certainly simple enough to do and a different combination of flavours. I would not use non fat of course. I assume by sprouts they mean bean sprouts. To an English person it could just as easily mean Brussels Sprouts!
Curried Chicken Pitas
WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com
Cranberries and pear are sweet counterpoints in this tangy curried chicken salad. Toasted sliced almonds add a nutty crunch.
6 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 tablespoon curry powder
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken breast (see Tip)
1 ripe but firm pear, diced
1 stalk celery, finely diced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted (see Tip)
4 4- to 5-inch whole-wheat pita breads, cut in half
2 cups sprouts
- Combine yogurt, mayonnaise and curry powder in a large bowl. Add chicken, pear, celery, cranberries and almonds; toss to combine.
- Fill each pita half with 1/2 cup chicken salad and 1/4 cup sprouts.
Tip: If you don’t have cooked chicken, poach about 12 ounces chicken breast for this recipe. Place boneless, skinless chicken breast in a medium skillet or saucepan. Add lightly salted water (or chicken broth) to cover and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 15 minutes. To toast sliced or slivered almonds: Place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
Have a great day
Hi Jo - storms do just occur don't they .. a lot of our disappear up and down the Channel - I'm glad to say! Those Emojis are quite extraordinary .. are we going back to the Egyptian era and write in pictograms ...ReplyDelete
Those pita breads look good .. I rarely have them - but know they're useful for families and snacks ... cheers Hilary
Luckily where we are, most of them pass by. The States have been really suffering this year especially in Tornado Alley. Well, the emojis are only for texting I understand.Delete
I enjoy pita breads but we don't have them often either. Don't know why.
No flipping the bird? Come on!ReplyDelete
Glad you didn't get any bad storms or damage.
I know, they didn't show that one.Delete
So are we Alex.
A couple years ago we had a wicked bad storm blow through and all of a sudden the wind screamed so loud and my whole house shook & cracked, like it was a hurricane or something. Scared the crap out of me and my dogs. Next day I read that my area had experienced a microburst with a 90 mph gust. Tornadoes are not unknown on the Cape, but they are rare.ReplyDelete
Turns out there was a tornado in the area. Not hear luckily. I have been through several hurricanes - we lived in NC after all. We lived in a mobile home so we always left when a hurricane was due, just in case, but in fact through all the time we were there we were lucky.Delete
The weather here in Colorado has been not summerlike at all. Tornado warnings, wind, lightning--two years ago, a house several houses down from us was struck by lightning, fire, damage etc. So, when we have a bad storm, I head downstairs to the lower level. We do have one room where we could huddle if there was a tornado warning here--no windows, below ground level--the bathroom!ReplyDelete
Better be safe than sorry always. I figured out underground garage would be the place here. However, it more or less passed us by although there was a tornado north of us.Delete
Well, I didn't know what emojis was either. Thanks for the enlightenment, abuela.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you didn't bear storms for long.
Hey! That recipe looks pretty good and I think I can try it. :)
Abrazos de dragon!
Be careful, don't want to upset your system again and drive you into hospital.Delete
Maybe one day we'll dispense with the alphabet and words and just use symbols. There goes the A to Z Challenge!ReplyDelete
Tossing It Out
Like Hilary said, back to hieroglyphics. Never thought of that.Delete
I'm going to keep calling them emoticons because I can't pronounce the other word. I only use two. The smile and the wink. They need more animal emoticons. A meerkat would be cute.ReplyDelete
I don't use them anyway I can never remember how to make them. I do like the meerkat idea.Delete
It's always better to be safe than sorry with the weather. We have one of those weather radios that allows us to go to sleep knowing that, should there be severe weather coming in, it'll wake us. I'm sure Environment Canada (or whichever government department handles the weather) has something similar.ReplyDelete
That's very true. Don't have a radio like that ourselves thoughDelete