Thursday, May 2, 2013

May flowers, Ear Issues and a Recipe

Spring continues to spring around here! We are experiencing some nice days...low 70's during the day but chilly 40's at night. Yesterday I walked around outside to see what's blooming.

 This tree is pretty when it blooms.
Other than that, not so much.

 This is really why I went walking =)
Not quite ready to bring indoors yet,
but soon!

Just as I expected.
Big, bushy, and blooming.

The beautiful tulips are now dead. So soon  =(  The lilies are growing. The trees are now full of that gorgeous light green color of spring. 

Aidan and Zoe are here today. Their Mommy has an ear infection just like Aidan did. (Aidan is feeling just fine again.) The Dr. said she was the third adult he saw with ear infections in 2 days! Wow. Christy had a rough night and needed to rest. 

A salad is often what I eat for lunch. I can be pretty content with the same kind for long periods of time. Recently I got so tired of salad, I just had to take a break!  
                                                                                                                                                                                                         How wonderful when I discovered this little recipe on Pinterest. I add it to my salad and skip the dressing. I think it's yum!

Black Bean and Corn Salad
2 cans (16 oz. each) black beans, rinsed and drained  (I had some beans in the freezer that I had cooked. Not sure they were equal to 2 cans or not but seemed like enough to me)
1 cup corn (I used frozen which I thawed in the microwave)
2 T chopped red onion
1/4 c balsamic vinegar
2 T olive oil
1 t. lemon juice
1 t. minced garlic
1 t. honey or brown sugar (I use Agave Nectar)
salt (I don't use)

Mix together and let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes. I spoon some over my salad. I LOVE this!

Have a great day!

1 comment:

Theresa said...

Yum recipe:) Can't wait to try that! Hope Christy feels all better today! Love the beautiful flowers, Spring is a special time of the year, isn't it:) HUGS to you dear Doris!