Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar

Yum. Yum. Yum.  I can’t enough of this recipe.  As a new mom, we were fortunate to have a few meals dropped off from friends and fellow church members.  One of them came from a fellow Kalamazoo native and included this incredible dip.  Luckily, I follow her pins on Pinterest, so it took just a few clicks to find the recipe.

So, behold: Cowboy Caviar.  A huge thanks to the Rigneys blog for posting the recipe.  I am always looking for good snack food and this one fits the bill – it’s healthy, inexpensive, contains easy-to-find ingredients and has a decent shelf life.  Plus, it has a bunch of veggies in it.  (My husband and I are great at eating fruit; not so much at eating vegetables.)

cowboy caviarSince there are just two of us, I made a half recipe.  I used two peppers – green and orange, and half of everything else.  Mix together and marinate overnight.  It was hard to resist eating it the first day, but the wait paid off – it is delicious!  A little sweet with the vinegar and super fresh with the cilantro.

We’ve been eating it with tortilla chips, and for dinner last night, we added it to grilled chicken wraps.  It’s a great dip to bring to a party or just to have around the house.  Enjoy!


Glass Shower Cleaner – Lemons and Salt

Now that I’m home on maternity leave, I seem to have a little bit more time around the house.   And I’ve been blessed with a baby who likes to take a few long naps every day so I figured I might want to tackle a few cleaning projects.  I saw this pin floating around Pinterest and I figured why not?

Thanks to Picklee for the post – 10 Remarkable DYI Cleaning Solutions.  I decided to try the glass shower cleaner because I had an extra lemon laying around the house and my shower is pretty gross after a month of baby time.  Plus, I figured it would be quick so just in case my little pumpkin starts crying, I can take a break.

How did it go?  It actually worked really well.  My shower wall cleaned up well without a lot of scrubbing.  One lemon did the trick for the inside of the shower and it really did remove all of the soap scum (and there was a lot!)  And, no fumes or extra chemicals in the house!

The only downside- it left a bunch of salt and lemon pieces all over the shower walls.  It look a while to wipe them down and I’m still sure there are salt pieces on the walls.  Hopefully my husband doesn’t spot them tomorrow morning!