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Last night I went to Southern Maine to do the engagement photos of two of our closest friends. We’ve been friends with Rob for about eight years now, My husband and I met him at Target when we were working there in the summer of 2008. I was sitting in the breakroom one day and heard him talking about comic books and I turned to him and said, “Hey, you and my boyfriend should be friends”, and the rest is history.
Even though Rob and I are great friends, we’d been waiting for him to find that perfect someone. And after years of waiting, we got Karen, and couldn’t be happier; she totally passes “The Front Porch Test“. In fact, you guys might recognize Karen since she contributes to this site with fun fashion and pet related stories. Two years ago, Rob and Karen left Maine and moved to North Carolina to try out life in the South, but they recently moved back home. So yesterday was a reunion and a celebration! We really, really missed them.
Seriously, aren’t these two just adorable? Nothing makes me happier than seeing my friends THIS happy! Afterward, we ordered pizza and had a couple drinks and caught up, it was just what I needed after a crazy and stressful few years. When we left and said we’d see them in September, it made me realize that that was only a couple weeks away and I still had a summer salad recipe I hadn’t yet shared with you!
This Best Ramen Noodle Salad Recipe was shared with me by a friend a couple weeks ago and it is so easy and fast to whip up. The best part is that you don’t even have to cook the noodles, they’ll soften up after a few minutes thanks to the oil and vinegar! It’s loaded up with broccoli slaw, craisins, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds. It makes for a really great side dish at a summer party or as a light lunch, add chicken too if you want!
YIELDS 12 CUPS
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- 2 12 oz. bags broccoli slaw
- 4 3 oz. packages of chicken ramen noodles, uncooked and broken up
- 1 cup craisins
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 3 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- Chopped scallions
- Shredded chicken
- Combine all ingredients, including the seasoning packers from the ramen, in a large bowl and mix until evenly coated.