Friday, December 23, 2011

A New Twist on Texas Caviar

It seems this time of year dips are plentiful. And I'm always looking for a new one to spice up the old regulars.
Might I add, I am in no way on any sort of a diet during this holiday eating frenzy, but it is nice to have a "go-to" that's sans the mayo and cream cheese. Try this for an easy, fresh and colorful addition to your dip extravaganzas.

Feta Black Bean Dip
1/4 cup of sugar (I use slightly less)
1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Salt to taste
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of Whole Kernel Corn
1 small can (11 oz) of white shoepeg or chipotle corn
1/3 bunch of scallions, chopped
1/3 bunch of cilantro, chopped
1 tub of crumbled feta cheese

Whisk sugar, vinegar and oil in a large bowl. Add the black beans, corn, scallions, cilantro and feta and mix well. Chill until serving time. Serve with tortilla chips.



Monday, December 12, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Cards

This is what the office looks like. Christmas cards, envelopes, return address labels, markers and trash.

This year I've decided to address my Christmas cards myself. In years past I have used computer labels, which leaves zero personalization from me. Not that addressing the cards myself is all that personal, but at least it allows me a moment to actually think about the family in which I'm mailing the card.

I read about great tradition I want to share with you. Take one Christmas card each night and pray for that family as you say your dinner-time prayers. Continue this throughout the year. As for this family, we're going to try it! Send me your Christmas card...I love receiving them, and it will get ya one extra prayer!