Thursday, May 29, 2008


Well, the weekend has come and gone, and SURPIRSE,
I still have not posted my high school tag, or pictures of our new home.
I could start by giving off a list of excuses, but browsing my past posts, I have already listed a bunch of excuses.
So my fellow readers, there is only one thing to say:
"I am a slacker."

My high school tag is ready to go, all I need to do is add pictures.
I have been hesitating with the home tour because I want everything to be "perfect" and so I have a few decorating projects that were supposed to get done this past weekend,
but did not.

So I have learned a lesson, I will not make any more deadline promises on my blog, because lately I have not been delivering,
and at night when I should be sleeping, my head is filled with stress
because of my broken blog promises.

My blog is something that I should enjoy, not something to add to my stress list that usually appears at night.
So dear friends, those two specific posts will be posted soon, and I am going to work harder at jumping back on the blog wagon.

Now after that intro, I wanted to share two of my favorite side dishes that
I have been enjoying lately.

The pictures that I am posting do not do the dishes justice, but I wanted to provide visual aide.

This is known at our house as "Yummy Corn Salsa"
It is very delicious, and fairly easy to make just requires a bit of chopping.
It is sweet with a little kick, Adam and I can eat this bowl relatively quickly
(kind of gross I know),
but it is pretty healthy so does not cause much damage!

The recipe is pretty broad with measurements, so that you can add as much or as little as you want.

1 Can of Corn Drained
1 Can of of Drained Garbanzo Beans
2-3 Chopped Tomatoes
Bunch of Cilantro
Bunch of Green Onions (4-5)
Orange and Yellow Pepper (I use one of each)
1 Envelope Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing
1 Lime

Chop all the ingredients in a bowl, add the dressing and the juice of the lime and
Bon Apetit!

This is my other favorite side dish or snack, it is a very simple salad,
but tastes delicious.

I just use some :
Chopped Red Onion
Sliced Strawberries
Almond Slivers
(If I am feeling really adventurous, I candy the almond slices)

Then I use this Poppy Seed Dressing:

I have yet to find a good homemade Poppy Seed Dressing, and this one is delicious, so it will work!



Kar said...

I really hope you don't stress over a personal blog. They should be fun and an outlet for your stress!

Tiffany and Mike said...

Oh yum...I think I want to make that strawberry salad soon! And I am a faithful blog reader of yours so I am anxious to read your future posts!

Coombs's said...

Hi Jess... I'm glad I have a way of getting in touch with you! You are amazing Jess... all your recipes...look at you, such a homemaker, I love it! I love ya tons! Hope all is well! Keep in touch girly!

Kate said...

Well, certainly don't loose sleep over your blog!!! That's the last thing we want! You know we all love to read your posts, but we'll still love to read them whether you post now or later... so either way you win! Besides it's your blog... do what you want. I used to post everyday... now I can't seem to find the time... maybe I will again someday but I'm not stressin' about it!

I'm excited about your home post. You know the home show are these next two weeks. Maybe we should go to a few together... but don't you work everyday?? That might foil the whole plan. Shoot. Now I'm rambling.

Shanicherie said...

Hey that corn salsa looks so yummy! I seriously am going to try it soon! Thanks for the comment...I dunno what's with this person, I'm just trying to figure out why they've been so rude and aggressive, ya know!? said...

I'll have to try that corn salsa for sure.

Julie said...

Jessica, HI! Thanks for your comment, I'm glad you found my blog. I really haven't told anyone that I had it for some reason, so it was a pleasent surprise to have some messages. thanks! I'm still learning the ins and outs of blogging so we'll see how this goes :)