Friday, May 16, 2014

Summer Salad

If your looking for a good summer side dish, I have one for you.  

Mexican Corn Salad

  • 6 ears of corn
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large or 2 small fresh jalapeno peppers (optional)
  • ½ cup canned black beans, washed and drained
  • 4-6 scallions (1/2 cup), sliced both tops and bottoms
  • ½ cup chopped sweet red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice from one lime
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup mayonnaise (I used fat free)
  • 8 ounces Farmer’s cheese Queso Blanco
  • salt and pepper
1.  Boil the corn and then cut from cob
2.  In frying pan heat the veggie oil and then add the jalapenos, sweet red bell pepper and scallions until soft.
 3.  Add the corn, black beans and all other ingredients except the mayo.
4.  Turn heat down and let simmer for about 30 minutes.
5.  Remove from heat and let sit about 10 minutes.
6.  Add the mayo and stir very gently.
7.  Refrigerate for at least an hour and then serve.


Friday, May 9, 2014

My Mom!

This mothers day weekend I would like to brag on my mom
She has always been there for me 100%
Family meals were always important
My sister and I always came first 
She is an awesome grandma
She's a beautiful momma inside and out


1.  God is great!
2.  Be nice
3.  Wear clean underwear always
4.  Never speak to strangers
(and now I have 100 blogger/instagram friends) :)
5.  Keep a clean house
6. Family is important
7.   Work Hard/Play Hard
8.  "There will be days like this"
9.  What Goes Around Comes Around
10. If you Can't Say Something Nice, 
Don't Say Anything At All
11. Family Dinners are important
12. There are more fish in the sea
13. This too shall pass
14. One day you will thank me for this
15.  Because I said so!
16. Ask your dad
17. The words to "Good Morning Mary Sunshine"
18. Please and thank you
19. The sky's the limit
20. Trust your intuition
21. Always put your keys in the same spot
22. Count your blessings 
23. I hope you have a child just like you someday
oh gosh.....paybacks :) 
24. Be careful your face will freeze like that 


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Chicago Girls Trip

Sav and I took a girls trip to Chicago
Her senior year spring break
It was a surprise trip 
She found out the day before
Easter Sunday
The Easter Bunny delivered the news
She packed Easter Night
And we Flew out the next day
The weather was perfect and so was the trip
Millennium Park
The Bean
The Navy Pier
Cubs Game (100th anniversary game at Wrigley Field)
Sky Deck
Shopping shopping shopping 
Awesome pizza
And the best part it was just the two of us
Memories of a lifetime
Love my sweet girl to the moon and back 


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Grad Season is Here

Last weekend was a little photo shoot
And this week was Spring Break in Chicago
 (a post of it's own)
And a lot of events coming up for my sweet girl
Graduation Party Prep
Party Invitations
Addressing Grad Invitations
Grad Bash
Senior Breakfast
Senior Week at School
Baccalaureate Mass
Cap and Gown
Senior Farewell Assembly 
Graduation Day

May is going to be a busy month 
Sav turns 18
Our 23rd Wedding Anniversary
My birthday
Mother's Day 
And the big graduation day on June 3rd

I can't wait for this month of memories.

God is good!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Easy Week Night Dinner

I love to cook but I'm always up for something 
quick and yummy
This is truly delicious

1 Sam's Club Rotisserie Chicken
(well you can get it anywhere but Sam's 
is $4.99 huge and yummy)
1 Box of Couscous
Lemon Zest

I make the Couscous according to the directions on the box
Cut up some of the chicken and add to the Couscous
Grate the zest of about 1/2 of a lemon
Add some pepper.