Monday, November 12, 2012

Last Night's Dinner

Last night I did something that I do not recommend, I went to the grocery store with out any resemblance of a plan. I knew I wanted to make fish tacos for dinner, but all I had was fish & tortillas. So I went to get something, anything to make these fish tacos a reality.
Typically I will make Chipotle copy cat corn salsa to go with my fish tacos, but there was no fresh corn to be found :(
So I decided to make up my own Pineapple Salsa recipe:
1 fresh pineapple, peeled & chopped
1/4 red onion, chopped
1 large fresh jalapeno, seeded & chopped
sm handful fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 lime, juiced
Mix all ingredients & sit in fridge to mingle flavors.
For a recipe I made up walking around the produce aisle I thought it was pretty tasty :)
But what should I make to go with the tacos? I felt uninspired by the regular rice & beans option, & nothing inspires me more than a new recipe to try out! So I pulled my handy pocket sized internet (also used for texting & making phone calls ;) out of my purse & searched Mexican side dishes on Pinterest. I found a recipe for Jalapeno Corn Cakes with Avocado Relish, this sounded promising! I got all the ingredients for the corn cakes, but decided to make my own recipe for guacamole instead of the avocado relish.
Oh my goodness, am I ever thankful for the ability to search for new recipes standing in the grocery store aisle! Dinner was amazing! The corn cakes with a little cheese, sour cream, & guacamole on top were super tasty! At 5:30 PM I had no idea what we would have for dinner, but an inspiring trip to the grocery store brought out the best!
So am I the only person who looks up recipes standing in the grocery store? Because I have to admit this was not my first time doing so :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Being Happy

I have anger issues. I've never been one to yell & throw a fit if someone upsets me, instead I would just become bitter towards them & build up unnecessary anger that I may never let go of. That is no way to live!
This past weekend, a mom I know was telling me about her experience of losing her 4 day old daughter. She told me that through the whole experience she prayed that she would not become bitter & hard. Her words impacted me. I am sometimes bitter & hard & I have never been through an experience like she has!
I am going to work on letting go of my bitterness, I know being angry at someone only hurts me! I need to be a grown up & be able to disagree with someone without it changing who I am, who God wants me to be.
God is constantly working on me! I want to let Him :)