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!


Thursday, May 22, 2008


I just wanted to apologize for my absence to all my devoted readers (like 2 people!)

We still have not gotten our wireless set up, and so I have not been posting.

But this weekend two exciting posts:

1-The high school tag from Jamie-get ready for some sweet pics

2- And a house tour!!

Friday, May 9, 2008


(Jamie- I did not forget about your high school post, in fact I have it ready, just need to add pictures, but because we don't have our wireless set up I have procrastinated!)

8- Number of times we have eaten at Cafe Rio since we have been here

2- Number of times we have had FrEe MeAls at Cafe Rio (we saved all our cards while up in Idaho, and are glad we did!)

6- Number of Boxes I still have left to unpack

0- Number of times I have cooked since we have been here- (or does a frozen Stouffers Meal Count?)

41- Number of Hours I have been working each week

3- Number of loads of laundry that are waiting for me at the house

4- Number of decorating projects for our house that are waiting to be started

10- Number of minutes it takes me to fall asleep at night (believe it or not, I have not had a sleepless night since we have been here-knock on wood!)

4- Number of days we had to live without hot water-we forgot to call on a Friday, so spent the whole weekend minus hot water!! (Thanks mom and dad for letting us borrow your shower every morning!)