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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Recipe Wednesday: Corn Salad

I found this recipe on one of my favorite recipe blogs and I modified it just a bit. I made this "salad" over Memorial Day weekend to have alongside BBQ chicken and it was awesome! Ok, not exactly low fat but it's FANTASTIC to have with anything grilled! You can make it all summer long or bring it to your next backyard BBQ potluck--I promise it will be a hit.

Backyard BBQ Corn Salad

2 cans of sweet corn, drained
1/2 small green pepper, chopped
1/2 small red pepper, chopped
2 scallions (whites and greens), chopped
1/2 cup mayo (you can use slightly more or less, I typically like less mayo). I used low fat mayo.
1 cup freshly grated sharp cheddar
2 big handfuls of Chili Cheese Fritos OR good tortilla chips (gotta have this crunch and saltiness...it MAKES the dish!!). Note: before this recipe, I had NEVER bought Chili Cheese Fritos! LOL!

** You can swap up the veggies any way you want...you can use red onion, jalapeno, different peppers, and chopped tomatoes would be great!

- Mix first 6 ingredients. Chill. Add the chips right before serving.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Seven on Sunday: Week 1

I am in the process of getting all of my 57,809 pictures organized on a backup drive--a process NOT for the faint of heart. However I have to say I have loads of great Throwback Thursday material :) In the process I have realized I take a zillion pictures but don't often have time to blog every single "event."

Soooo, I am going to (attempt/try) "Seven on Sunday" which will be my recap of the week and force me to get all of the pictures off my camera and my phone and onto the computer on a weekly basis. My goal is to post one picture "highlight" from each day the previous week. This will also be helpful considering I can't remember what we did yesterday, much less the rest of the week!

Soooooo here we go...my first Seven on Sunday! Of course this week I don't have one picture for everyday, so it's going to be more like 3 on Sunday :) I'll be up to speed next week!

Seven on Sunday Week 1
Day 1, Monday

She's an expert scooter rider!!

Seven on Sunday Week 1
Day 2, Tuesday
Tuesday visit with 94 year old Father Vic :)

Seven on Sunday Week 1
Day 5, Friday
Cake baking!
Seven on Sunday Week 1
Day 6, Saturday
Sisters :)

Seven on Sunday Week 1
Day 7, Sunday
Car selfie after a great trip to Rodeoo Beach in Sausalito--it was a beautiful day!!





Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cousin Time!

One of the best parts of Spring Break was getting our kids together with their Cousin Kate. They have two other little cousins, Livy (age 5) and Emily (baby!) that they will see this summer....i can't imagine what crazy things will happen when they are all a bit older and wreaking havoc!!

My kids had a FABULOUS time at Cousin Kate's house..they are already asking when we are going back! 

Playing in Cousin Kate's soon-to-be amazing backyard!
Girl bonding on the way to church
Fun in the sun at Legoland
"Cousins by chance, friends by choice"

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Rooneys **HEART** San Diego!

We had such an AWESOME Spring Break in San Diego spending time with family and friends! We were on the move every day of our mini-vaca, so I'll have to break the blog posts up into separate posts :)

Here were the the highlights...I'll do a separate post on each so stay tuned!! :)

Legoland Time!!!



Cousin Time!!!
Friend Time! (with the Jessens!)

La Costa Resort Time!!

Family Time!!!


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