Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Weekend!

Once again, we await our weekend with excitement of play! I think a lot has to do with the fact we are SO READY for school to end this year and get lots of family play time.

It really, really, really, gets me excited about Homeschooling all three girls next year! Tim and I have big plans for them, and I am really excited!

One of our plans, is to dedicate each Friday for a Field Trip/ Service Project. We really want our girls to dig their hands into the community. We all can get stuck in our own little world sometimes, and it's not that we don't care about others; it's just life fills up, and you have to make initiative to do things.

I would LOVE your help on this. If you work in any group or organization that our family can serve you in any way, from yard work, to folding clothes, to filing paper work, to cleaning, to stocking food pantries, to folding brochures; whatever it is, PLEASE contacted me @ kcpilcher{at}gmail{dot}com , So I can add it to our service calendar. I look forward to hearing from you.

 Elizabeth and I headed here this morning...

I asked Suzanne, last week, if we could come help at the farm in preparation for the Farmer's Market tomorrow from 9am-1pm at Dothan Nurseries. We dug potatoes, picked green beans, gathered eggs, and picked some blueberries. All the while, visiting, and getting some GREAT information and education on the how to plant them, when to plant them, how they grow, etc. It was so much fun, and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from them, and to call them friends!

So, along the lines of school..... these big girls, are just that. Big.

They are just not my "babies" anymore.  Jillian has just "topped" my height, and is a 1/2 shoe size down from me.

And Miss Emily is not far behind :)

But, can I just tell you how fun it is in this stage.

I am sure a lot of you are laughing right now, because the approaching middle school years are not always the most fun from what I hear. But, besides the daily tears we've experienced, really since birth, it's so fun. And the talks that we share, yes, even from and with the tears, are just such good conversations; teachable moments. I love it when the big girls come in our room at night and sit at the foot of our bed "just to talk".

And when they leave the room, Tim and I sometimes look at each other and say "whew! they still love us." :)

Funny how I sat down to quickly write about the recipe below and it started with the above. hmmm.... not even sure how that happened...

On to the recipe......

If you need a great appetizer for the weekend, this is a winner. Inspired by my Sister in Law, Laura, who happens to love food and the kitchen as much as I do.

This is what you will need.

once again, I smile thinking about how she arranged the cans, and tilted the bowl. I think, the merchandising, "shop baby" is coming out :)

Open your Black Beans, drain and rinse.

Add your two cans of white shoe peg corn (drained), black beans, and 2 Tablespoons (heaping) of Sugar to a bowl.

Add 5 Green Onions (chopped), 1/2 cup of Balsamic Vinegar, and 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil.

Mix together.....

Then add 8oz of Goat cheese in large clumps. (you can add feta, but I recommend goat) very gently fold in, so you don't completely smoosh all the cheese....

Refrigerate before serving. Serve with Frito's, and even the people that don't like goat cheese, tell me they love this!

and remember this dip??? Yep, it's totally awesome this way as well!

Happy Weekend Y'all!!

1 comment:

bellamia said...

That would be 2 Tbls of SUGAR!! Sorry to leave out the actual ingredient! Hoping you guys firgured it out from the pic!

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