Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Foodie Resolution #14 of 52: Mexican Corn & Quinoa Salad & General Updates About Life

I'm what we call a huge failure when it comes to keeping this resolution. Fourteen measly recipes in 5 months? But, considering these are the least viewed of all my posts {sad posts about Andrew are always read & commented on heavily, just in case you were curious}, I don't think you're all too sad. But I do have a few loyalists and I'm pretty loyal to eating, so at least we've got that synchronized.

Dresser project #2 (aka: bane of my existence) will be done tomorrow if the weather doesn't dry the polycrylic faster than I can move my brush. I also owe you guys a bedroom makeover reveal and that's only being held back by my laziness to take photos and write out a blog. I blame the baby who walks over with approximately 241 books that he fully expects I read multiple times immediately.

Other things that have happened recently at Casa de Wilson: 2 trees got the ax. They were too close to the house. We chopped the majority ourselves and are having a tree guy come next week to stump grind them and pare down another tree. I freecycled our play yard/swingset and our yard looks so much bigger! They guy came and took it apart and hauled it away. The deck is getting a facelift soon and tons of yardwork has been done.

But right now? It's food time.

The other night I actually made a real dinner. One of the accompaniments was this salad that we really enjoyed. It just so happened I had the vegetables and ingredients all in my fridge. If there's one thing I hate, it's letting food spoil. So, I whipped this up and our bellies were pleased. I didn't add the jalapeno (because I used it all in my salsa... oops) or cotija because I didn't exactly have that obscure cheese just on hand, but the result was pretty spot-on. Raw corn just cut from the cob. True fact: Even with cooked or grilled corn on the cob, I cut it off the cob before eating it. I hate getting it stuck in my teeth and food on my face.

p.s. Thank you so much for the comments, suggestions, overall sympathy and empathy from my pathetic mama post about B's crappy eating habits. I really did learn some good gems of info. And for those who asked what my smoothie recipes are... I have none. Bananas, whole milk and peanut butter almost always make it in, otherwise the rest of the ingredients are a mixed bag. I fully intend to try some of those suggestions, so thanks. This is why blogging rocks so much. Complete strangers read and comment with their honest thoughts and we all help one another. I'd give you all a beer and have a toast if you weren't so... virtual.


Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

I love the foodie posts! LOVE them! I understand, however, about watching traffic and being aware of it. I always joke with Matt that if I put more than 3 photos in a post it is guaranteed to be a winner.

Yay for a bigger yard, more sunshine and a dresser reno from hell almost completed!

Party of Three Heads said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE your food post, mainly because it's so different from how I cook and it throws me great ideas on how to switch some items up! Can't wait to see the master bedroom reveal!

Brooke said... [Reply to comment]

I like your food posts because I admire what I can never achieve. :) And then I forward them to my husband.

Also, I used to eat my corn on the cob but David cuts it off so now he cuts my off for me too. True fact. I'm so spoiled.

Ben and Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Your yard sounds like what were doing to ours! I'm sure you will beat me at blogging about it!
Might have to try that salad! Another reason to eat some quonia!!

Amelia said... [Reply to comment]

I love these posts. I'm all Hi! $5.95 california roll to go please! So reading these is like the forbidden fruit. I'm not going to make them, but I love your pictures and knowing how they turned out.

Smack Talkin' Mama said... [Reply to comment]

I, too, love these posts. Great ideas, ambition and lovely presentation all in one tidy package. Actual food blogs (I mean it as a compliment that you aren't a full blown "food blog"..) are way too overwhelming for me. I love quinoa, love Mexican, but just going to look for a Mexcian quinoa recipe? I'll just end up crying and making pasta. Again. So.. By all means, squeeze these groovy things in when you can! Also love the vegetarian twist - I'm not one, but I love the variety and nutrition they add to our menus - plus usually a bit easier on the budget. You make it look good. Thanks for sharing!