Sunday, January 16, 2011

Fun times with friends

This morning, I didn’t have time to eat breakfast because I had volunteered to work in my church’s nursery so by the time lunch came around I was super hungry. All I had for breakfast was a cup of coffee from Starbucks.

We had a nice surprise and were invited to lunch with Kyle’s parents. They took us to Mimi’s Café. I always love going to Mimi’s, I’ve never had anything there I didn’t like. We started out with a hummus sampler platter.

I think it was regular and sun dried tomato hummus.
I ordered the Mimi’s Cobb Salad

Kyle and I spent the afternoon cleaning the house because I had some good friends come over for dinner. I was excited to see them because we don’t get together very often. We had planned to do this last weekend but because of the snow we rescheduled for this week.
Mexican night!
I made my Dziadzia’s salsa recipe. (Dziadzia means Grandpa in Polish)
Salsa Polska
Finely chop all ingredients to size of a pencil eraser except where noted.
½ Cup onions (Vidalia Preferred)
2 Green Onions
3 Fresh tomatoes
3 Cups canned whole tomatoes
1 ½ cups tomato sauce
1 T Chili Powder
¼ t Ground cumin seed
¼ t oregano
¼ t ground black pepper
½ t Cilantro
1 Slice of Jalapeno pepper*
1 Clove garlic*
*Mince the jalapeno and garlic.
Salt to taste
I also made some grilled chicken seasoned with cayenne pepper, salt, and garlic. A couple of the girls were on special diets so I wanted to just grill up some chicken and have Mexican toppings so they can fix it however they wanted.



The toppings were
Sliced avocado
Sour cream
Salsa
Cheese
I also fixed black beans and Mexican rice.

We had a great time catching up as you can tell...






2 comments:

  1. Hi Mona!
    What great ideas!! I've been reading your blog now since Kyle's mom recommended it to all of us. (I am a member of the famous Cybers :).
    How great that a healthy diet and good choices are so important to you. My daughter is the same way and since we've been living at their home for awhile, it's beginning to rub off on me. Just goes to show that it's never too late to change, and you CAN teach an old dog new tricks! :)
    Many good wishes to you - I'll stop by often.
    Sue

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  2. Sue,
    Thanks so much for reading! That's great that your daughter loves to eat healthy. I love cooking and helping people realize that healthy food CAN taste good. ;) Maybe your daugher and I can exchange recipes some time!

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