December 31, 2009

New Years Eve Recipe!!

Each New Years Eve we eat Black Eyed Peas. As one of my parents was a Texan this has just always been a tradition in our house. I think it might be a Southern thing. The tradition says that eating black eyed peas on New Years Eve brings good luck, we eat them because most citizens of the South eat them this very day. We can't walk into a grocery store without nearly colliding with the pallets of canned black eyed peas swaying to and fro, right next to the sparkling cider ofcourse. Anyway my cousin's wife Karen makes the BEST Black Bean Salsa, which has no black eyed peas in it, but I am going to make this salsa and substitute one can of the black beans for a can of black eyed peas and it will fit nicely into our menu tonight. Enjoy this with chips or eat it on it's own. YUM!

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Roast 1 pound of frozen corn at 450F with 2 Tablespoons oil, turning often for 15 minutes.

In very large container mix:
The roasted corn
1 cup chopped cilantro
3-4 plum or roma tomatoes chopped
2 jalapenos chopped and seeded
2 cans black beans drained and rinsed
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup red onion, chopped

Mix Dressing:
2-3 Tablespoons oil
6 Tablespoons lime juice
2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cumin

Pour Dressing over corn/bean mixture and mix well. Marinate for a few hours. Just prior to serving, chop and add 2 large avocados.


Today is Derek's 13th Birthday. I am now the mom of a teenager, he is sheer joy. I took this pic last week at the Forts at Lake Fort Phantom, Derek is in the black shirt with his cousin Christopher and brother Jack.

I pray great mercies of love and grace over my son. May he always have a heart that seeks God and His will. May he always cherish those around him and err on the side of love and kindness. I am thankful for all he is.


I joined my friends for a girls nite last night, we hung out at a friends house and brought snacks, ate some delicious taco soup, watched an episode of Glee, played Rock Band, and began a movie before it was all of our bedtimes and was time to head home. To my crazy surprise they showered me with Back To School Supplies. I couldn't believe it, I have the cutest highlighters, binder clips, note pads, binder, pens, metallic paper clips, and day planning calendar to write all of my assignments in. I was blown away. It was so special and such a blessing to have friends that would even think of doing such a thing. Thanks to God for giving me friends. Thanks to my husband for praying diligently for me for years for God to bring a friend to me, He has brought me friends but also my sisters in Christ. Thankful.


limo hire said...

First thanks to you for these loveliest recipe... but we celebrate our new year with blue moon. and such a great i hope your new year also would be great ..well again and again happy new year to you...