Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fresh Corn Salad with Basil, Feta, and Pine Nuts.

I have to say that I have been so indulgent lately that my body actually made me, make this corn salad.

Body – “Jennifer eat that sugar cookie”

Jennifer – “ok body, no problem…infact how about two?”

Body – “Sure, two is fine..but there are only 5 in the bag so you might as well eat the other two..”

Jennifer – “Nahhhh…that seems over the top”

Body – “Well if you don’t want cookies how about a glass of wine?”

Jennifer – “omg body you read my mind, I’ll totally have a glass.”

Body – “Now that you have had some wine Jennifer, how about 2 more cookies?”

Jennifer – “Yes please”

That’s how the past few weeks have been between me and the old body, it forces me to eat chocolate, olives, wine, and sugar cookies…no I am not pregnant.

So after many days of iced sugar cookies, body demanded something a bit more fresh and healthy..and so we made this corn salad.

Then we ate more cookies…


6 Ears of Corn
½ Red Onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
4 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
1 tbs Olive Oil
2 tsp Sugar
2 Avocados, cubed
15 Cherry Tomatoes, halved
Pine Nuts, toasted


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in 2 tsp of Red Wine Vinegar and 2 tsp Sugar to the boiling Water. Add 6 ears of corn to the water, return to a boil then remove from heat and cover for 10 minutes.

Remove the ears of corn and let cool, then remove the kernels and place in a bowl. Add in the remaining 2 tsp of Red Wine Vinegar, Olive Oil, Avocado, Tomatoes, and Red Onion. Top with Feta and shredded basil and toasted pine nuts (which you cannot see in my pictures because I suck and didn't add them until after the picture session, most likely I was distracted by eating cookies).

Friday, December 7, 2012

Planes are not fun

Dude, plane rides with a 4 year old and 8 month old double suck.  I would actually pay an extra 500 dollars for another person’s ticket just to help me & the hubster out.  That’s right Husband and I were straight up broken souls after the flights.

Things that happened on the airplane that involved drinks…there were plenty.  Let’s just say the guy in front of us got his head washed with some Sprite Zero.  Let’s also say that my pants and a can of Coke became friends when I looked away from my babies prying hands for 2 seconds.

Have you ever had to run through O’Hare with 2 kids…without your stroller?  ME ME ME ME ME, I have.  We had to ditch our stroller that we gate checked just to make it to our connection since all of our flights were delayed.  My biceps = flimsy hurting sacks of muscle.

Does your baby sleep on airplanes? If so then the heck with you!  Mine stayed up for 8 hours of flight time.  Have you ever watched 8 hours tick by before, while being trapped on an airplane?  Have you ever watched 8 hours tick by before, while being trapped on an airplane, with 2 kids?

But heck, we made it.  Now imagine two San Diego peeps and 40 degree weather.  We arrived in Pittsburgh to flurries!!

Oh OH OH, I have one more funny story.  We accidentally took a toll road and when we got to the toll we didn’t have quarters or any *real* money for that matter.  It was snowing and about midnight…We flipped our stuff  patiently waited  until a nice person came up after about 15 minutes and graciously gave us 50 cents.

Next we spent a glorious 10 days relaxing, visiting, tv watching, wine drinking etc.  I have to say though I will not be flying for at least 5 more years.  SORRY MOM!