Monday, December 20, 2010

Holiday Recipe

I don't know about you, but I get a little tired of the same old, same old holiday party food.  As a remedy I'm posting my Corn Salsa recipe.  Its colorful and fresh and something you can feel good about eating.  My friend Ashley and I came up with this a few years ago and I wanted to share with anyone who wanted to try it.  And its not just for the holidays-- its a great crowd pleaser for any get-together.  A lot of the ingredient amounts can be tweaked to your own taste, but these are the basics. 

Corn Salsa Ingredients:

1 or 2 avocados (I use 2 b/c I LOVE them!)
1 bell pepper (whatever color you like best)
2-3 roma tomatoes
2 cloves minced garlic
1 handful chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
Salt & pepper to taste
2 cans of corn (not cooked, but drained and rinsed)

1 can of black beans (not cooked, but drained and rinsed)
Directions:  Squeeze the lime juice into a bowl.  Slice the avocado in half and remove the seed.  Carefully scoop out the flesh and cut into cubes.  Mix the avocado around in the lime juice making sure it gets good and coated with it.  This will keep the avocado green and pretty--instead of turning brown and unappetizing.  Chop up the bell pepper and tomatoes.  Mix all the ingredients, put it in a pretty bowl, and you're ready to go!  Its beautiful in a white or glass bowl b/c its such a colorful mixture.  I recommend serving it with blue corn chips--yuuummmy!!! 
I'm not sure how many this serves, but it will fill one of the bigger ziploc storage containers.  Sorry I don't have a picture to show how lovely and mouth-watering it is.  Enjoy!!! 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ventures in Creativity

Some Christmas pictures I took for my sister of her kids . . .


And this is the skirt I made on my sewing machine!  (Not my first venture, but by far the best looking!)
You can see the tutorial I used here.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!  What are you thankful for? 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Good morning time

When we have a child, I hope she is this sweet  :o)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Planned-taneous Trip to Boone :)

I had the opportunity to spend this past Thursday wandering around Boone with some fabulous ladies!

                               Some of the sites to see at ASU . . .
Try hula-hooping between classes or take a break in a teepee!

             Some pictures for their album cover "Death to Self"

A little along the parkway . . .

Lovely Samantha!

 And a perfect end to a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Two of my [new] favorite things! :)

Here is my old-but-new-to-me sewing machine! 
I'm so excited and can't wait to start creating!

And here is our first ornament of the season! 
I love owls!  Especially colorful sparkly ones! :)

Happy Halloween! (Better late than never!)

Summer the Kitty Cat

Savannah as Tinkerbell!

Seth the [cowardly] lion