Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I stocked up today. I think we're going to be needing these in the near future because a certain four year old girl who lives at my house has learned to ride her bike sans training wheels! Just last Friday she was showing off her one-training wheel skills to her Nana. On Saturday Cale put them both up and off she went! We even went on our first family ride on Sunday; we might have averaged a speed of 6mph, but we sure did have fun! Haven's had 2 crashes and neither of them that bad. Honestly, the band-aids are more needed for her general walking around. She's better balancing on two wheels on her bike then walking down the street some days! Now she'll have to pick which kind to use first. Decisions, decisions!
Friday, June 25, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
This salsa is summertime perfection! I've made it twice in the last 2 weeks and just threw together another batch to take camping with friends this weekend. It's easy, makes a ton and is even better the second day. It's outstanding with my favorite summertime drink, too, which is equal parts Simply Limeade and ginger ale mixed together. Enjoy!
Balsamic Black Bean and Corn Salsa
from My Kitchen Cafe - one of my favorites!
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed well
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained well (you could use frozen corn, thawed)
½ medium onion finely diced (about 1/3 cup)
½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 (7 oz.) can salsa verde (I used Herdez brand- and only half of it)
Juice of 1 lime
½ teaspoon cumin
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let the salsa marinate for a few hours (or overnight before serving). Drain most of the liquid from the salsa before serving. Serve with tortilla chips.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Cale has spent the last several months training for a triathlon. Not in some crazy over-the-top way, but swimming a few times a week, getting out on his bike and the occasional run. (He hates to run.) Well, last Wednesday was his first race and it sure turned out to me a memorable night.