I’m adding one last New Years Resolution! After reading Jessica’s post yesterday – I am committing to not reading blogs that don’t interest me (duh!). I stretch myself to find time to post many times, and it’s senseless to read blogs I’m not fed by. Fortunately and unfortunately, I love to read…but lists and pictures of what bloggies eat every day is about the last thing I want to read about — I do that day-in and day-out at work, I need not continue when I get home 🙂 Side note: there are a LOT of people who ARE “fed” (no pun intended!) by daily menus…I am just not one of them.
Anyways…how did you spend the first day of 2010? Any “lucky” traditions? Grapes? Ham and beans?
I decided to make a black-eyed peas dish as we are officially southerners. I’ve never made black-eyed peas, so I made a dish off allrecipes.com that received 5 stars! I did alter the items below that are italicized to make the recipe more healthful!
Black-Eyed Peas Salad
2 (15.5 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped red onion
4 green onions, sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup light Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup light sour cream
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
Tortilla chips, optional
In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Combine the salad dressing, sour cream and parsley. Add to the pea mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve with tortilla chips.
It was good, but next time I’ll make it with about 1/2 as much salad dressing.
The wonderful Holly behind The Balance Broad blog passed on the Beautiful Blogger Award to me — thank you, Holly!! 🙂
I would like to nominate 7 bloggers who are NEW to my blogroll, whose blogs I adore…
And 7 “fun” facts about moi…hmmm….(trying not to repeat!)…
- I secretly want to go back to med school, even though I love my job and career path
- I have NO known food allergies
- I love wine and beer and probably “treat” myself to a drink most nights of the week 🙂
- I hate New Years Eve and I treat birthdays like any other day
- I play ice-hockey but I’ve never been to a NHL game — and I grew up 7 miles from the Chicago Blackhawks rink!
- I’ve been in love 3 times. Third time’s a charm, right? 😉
- I don’t enjoy exercise that doesn’t make me sweat…a lot! Guess that’s why I run!
And as for yesterday’s trivia — hors d’oeuvre vs. appetizers…
Appetizers are larger in size and served before a meal as a first course. Hors d’oeuvre are served “outside of a meal” and are one-bite items that are served in a stationary location or passed by a server.
Gina got the answer right, but no one else knew! You learn something new every day, right?!
Didn’t get around to kale chips or watching Food, Inc. today…soon, very soon!
Husband, Lily, and I are driving back to Tulsa today so I will be back in action tomorrow! I can’t believe our time in Illinois is over 🙁 Vacations always go too fast! And I’ll miss sleeping past 8am! Have a wonderful, healthful Saturday!