Saturday, September 26, 2009

Game Day Recipe

Spicy Bean Salsa (A.K.A Cowboy Caviar)

1 (15 ounce) can Black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained

1 (15 ounce) can Black beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

1/2 cup Chopped onion

1/2 cup Chopped green bell pepper

1 (4 ounce) can Diced jalapeno peppers (I don't add this)

1 (14.5 ounce) can Diced tomatoes, drained (I use one can of Ro-tel with green chilies)

1 cup Italian style salad dressing (I use zesty Italian dressing)

1/2 teaspoon Garlic salt

I also add some chopped fresh cilantro and the juice of one lime. It just adds a great fresh taste.

In a medium bowl, combine black-eyed peas,black beans, corn, onion, green bell pepper, jalapeno peppers and tomatoes. Season with Italian dressing and garlic salt, mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight to blend flavors.

I like to serve this with Tostitos Scoop chips. They are perfect. This recipe sounded so like something I would not like. I mean corn and beans it wasn't for me until a co-worker brought this to work a few years ago. Oh my gosh it is so good. When I make this I am not kidding when I say people just hover around the bowl. I usually have to make a double batch. Oh and my vegetarian friends and family go nuts for this. I can't even tell you how many copies of this recipe I have shared. And the men we serve it to just love it too that is why it is a good snack on game day. Hope you like it. Have a great weekend.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Sorry for my lack of posts

For over a week now all I have wanted to do when I get home from work is lay down and take a nap. I know work has been busy but jeez. Even my husband is like what is up with you. Well I got my blood work back yesterday and my thyroid is low again. I have had hypothyroidism for years now and have been on my medication that keeps the thyroid in check and sure enough it is out of whack again. The doctor is doing a major increase on my medication and I just took my new dose today so hopefully I will be back to my old self again soon. It is so crazy how tired you get when your thyroid is low. I have so many of your blogs to catch up on and I really want to get my fall decorations up. I have spotted a few of you who have already started and I can't wait to start myself. Have a great weekend all.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

The hubs is coming home!

The hubs and Sammy dog will be home from NC in a few hours. It will be so nice to see them and to finally get some sleep. I don't know what it is but when my husband is gone I can hardly sleep. I fall asleep and wake up like 5 times a night. He's been gone a little over a week now and I so need some sleep. I will probably sleep like a rock once he gets here. Hubs has said the Sammy dog hasn't been doing well. He is 12 years old and has cushings disease. He has been doing pretty good but hubs said he just wasn't himself down in NC. He usually loves it in NC but maybe he just wants to get home too. We will have to see if he perks up once home. Do any of you have difficulty sleeping when your husbands are gone?


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Oprah closed down the Mag Mile

Part of the Magnificent Mile was closed down for today's taping of her new season which will air on Thursday. All the news station were showing it. Can't wait to see the whole program in a couple of days. There were so many people there.

Hope you all had wonderful Labor Day weekend. The hubs was still gone so it was kinda quiet here but I majorly went through my closet and it felt great. I now have to bag up all that stuff for donation. I am so ready for fall now. I can't wait to wear all my sweaters and turtle necks again. I have to say I couldn't part with even one of my sweaters. I love them all too much. My craft partner/co-worker called me today to see if I had seen the new card class schedule at Archive's, oh there are some cute ones coming up that we are going to take including a cute Halloween class. Can't wait. Have a great week all.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New finds for the kiddos

Have any of you heard of LTD Commodities You can order from their website or request a catalog. This is a company right here in Illinois. I personally like looking through the catalog. They have very inexpensive things. It can kind of be a hit or miss but here are a few things I ordered recently. They are perfect to make with the kids or in my case my niece and nephew. LTD has cute little things for stocking stuffers or for small teacher gifts. I have only ordered things periodically but have never had any trouble with anything I have gotten. The bouquet books were $5.95 each. There are some really cute ideas in those. The holiday treat books were $5.95 for the set of 3. They would be a cute little gift to give someone who has children or grandchildren.

Here are a couple things I also bought for the NC house. Too cheap to pass up. This cute set of three canvas photo prints were only $10.95. Total bargain and I love anything that reminds me of the beach. And the flameless candle set was only $9.95. Oh I have spent well over the $9.95 for one flameless candle and with this you get all 3 candles, the wood tray and the rocks. I will just have to find a place for them when I go to NC next month.

The husband is in NC now. I might have given him a small honey do list. Hopefully he will get a few painting projects done. We will be heading back in October so I am planning on getting some more things done when I go back. I have to say not a bad deal, the hubs does the painting and I come in and do the accessorizing. This I think can work (ha-ha). Sorry honey if you are reading this :-) Thanks for all you hard work!