Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fitness Friday: The Anything Edition

Welcome ladies! I'm glad to be back. Sorry I haven't had time to look at anyone's stuff from last week when Karly hosted. We had a great camping trip and although it was not a chocolate convention, there were s'mores involved. Actually, s'more. I only had one. Thank you Karly for hosting and putting up with Mr. Linky, who is having an identity crisis of late.

I can't talk about a thing I've done great lately. I am just trying to make it through May. We have 5 more days of school left. We've had our end of year party with the homeschool group. The awesome camping trip. Several swim parties. Now we just have a car wash, dinner out, Sunday, otherwise known as "meeting day" this week, and a few other things to make it through and THEN.....

I'm going to exhale.

If you've been reading you know I'm on a total organizing blitz around here. This naturally includes the food. The kitchen. The pantry. The fridge. The shopping. The menu planning. It's all there, baby. I hope to post super great results really soon.

Today I'd like to share a recipe with you. Here is a great way to get some veggies in your day. In fact, when asked if she wanted to try some, Sweetheart looked at my plate and said, "No thanks. It's full of vegetables!" What was I thinking?

I got this recipe from our homeschool group. This is lovingly called Alpha Salsa. Can't remember the story behind that....they learned how to make it or first ate it at some convention...was it an Alpha Omega workshop??? I wasn't listening, I was busy eating salsa. There is a story but who cares. It's delicious.

You will need:
2 cans black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can kernel corn (drained)
1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies (hot, regular or mild)
1 jar roasted bell peppers (chopped)
1 jar Pace Picante Sauce (you choose the heat)
1 can Snappy Tom's or Spicy V8
1 bunch cilantro (stems removed and chopped)
1 large tomato (chopped)
1 bunch green onions (chopped)

Pour all ingredients in a big bowl. Mix well. Refrigerate and enjoy. Eat with tortilla chips. It's wonderful!

My dad whipped some up and we've been eating it all week. Of course, used baked chips to be healthier. The great thing about this is you can make it hot or not (my choice) depending on your taste.

Here is where I would include a picture because it really is pretty salsa. But the camera is broken so I guess I'll include some directions instead. Since Mr. Link-o is off having his identity crisis---today we will have to link a different way. Please just leave a comment and include your link to your post. Please don't like to just your blog URL, but directly to your FF post for today. We will have to work a bit harder to encourage each other and visit each other's posts this week. So, since you may have to be at the computer a bit longer than usual, I've included something special for you:

Have a great weekend!


  1. Glad you're back! And one S'more? Good for you! That salsa recipe sounds SO GOOD!! Wonder if I can find all the stuff for it here...

    And I can't wait to see all your organizing posts!!

    Here's my link for today:

  2. Yummmmmm. Thanks for running this.... it is an ongoing source of motivation!

  3. The recipe looks delicious, Brenda.

    The URL for my post:

  4. I'm finally joining in on all the fun! Here's my link:

    Thanks for the continued encouragement and inspiration!

  5. That salsa is so yummy, I love black beans ! : )
    Keep on keeping on B!

    Have a great weekend !

  6. I look forward to trying that recipe! Thanks for sharing it. That video was so funny too. Have a good week this week and stay focused despite the busy-ness! Summer and organizing is almost here! I can't wait to see all your organizing progress (How's that for pressure?)

    Here's my link for today:

  7. I made it. :-) Here's my link for today:

    Thanks for sharing that video clip. I love it. That'll be a great way to take breaks on the days work has me in front of my computer for very long hours.

  8. my kids loved the clip! mommy, why is that woman walking but not going anywhere? the story of my life!!

    here is my link:

    have a wonderful week :)

  9. Here is my link for today:


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)