I’m such a slacker. Finally, I am getting around to posting about my Christmas dinner. A few side notes…my dad, sister, and brother-in-law are all vegetarians, so we do not have “traditional” holiday meals in my family. Oh, we will have turkey for Thanksgiving, but there will also be a Quorn roast for the veggies. I am so used to it now, it seems normal.
First, there is no TWD here this week. I just couldn’t come up with a reason to make the Banded Ice Cream Torte chosen by Amy of Food, Family, and Fun. I am also not a huge ice cream fan. However, I have already made next weeks recipe…so stand by!
This is Black Bean Salad. I’m going to share the recipe with you. But first I want to share why I made it in the first place. We had a Family Day for work last week. What that means is we all gathered with our families and enjoyed some hamburgers, hot dogs, other yummy food, and a lot of fun.
The Family Day was held here, on Onslow Beach. It was a gorgeous, but windy day. Not too hot and lovely beach weather.
One of the perks of living so close to the beach is the fact that most social events take place at the beach. Not only did we have a pavilion, we also had a bouncy house and other things for the kids to play with (kids means actual children and Marines!)
That is me, throwing like a girl, and totally missing my target. What was my target? The dunk tank. But as you can see, I was already wet…there was a reason for that.
I had to get in the dunk tank. There was a fundraiser and I raised the third highest number of votes. That meant I had to spend five minutes in the dunk tank. A LONG five minutes.
And I got dunked…more than just once!
And being tall did nothing to help me…when the seat flipped, I was completely underwater. And it was cold!
But, I survived my five minutes and it was actually pretty fun!
I have been wanting to try to make panzanella for a while. I am not sure when I first heard of this type of salad, but it sounded just my style. All the yummy veggies of a garden salad, to include a vinaigrette and croutons, without the need for all of that pesky lettuce. Sounds like my kind of salad! When Melissa from It’s Melissa’s Kitchen chose Ina Garten’s Panzanella recipe for the Barefoot Bloggers, I was a bit excited to finally try it. Of course, I waited until the last minute to make the salad, but I am so glad that I did!
This is the last post in my “San Antonio” series of posts. My last night in San Antonio, we made this salad for dinner. It is actually a Weight Watchers recipe and it was really delicious. Basically, we sauteed some scallops and added them to chopped mango, red pepper, and avocado. Oh, and there was corn too. Dressed the salad in a mixture of fresh lemon and lime juices and topped to cilantro. There was a surprising amount of flavors going on in this salad and one that I will be making again!
Sorry. This is the only picture I have of this salad. By the time I came up for breath, this is what I saw. It was that good. You have to try this salad. We cooked a lot this past weekend when I was in San Antonio. We made Snickerdoodle Muffins, Florida Pie, and Fish Tacos. This salad was the perfect accompaniment with the tacos.