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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, June 04, 2012

Monday Musing's


RECIPE OF THE WEEK and it is good and healthy for you to boot! 

Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 40
Fat: 0 g
Carbs: 8.5 g
Fiber: 1.9 g
Protein: 1 g
Old Points: 0 pts
Points+: 0 pts
Here are your ingredients:

1 (14.5 oz) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
1 (4.25 oz) can green chilies
1/2 cup chopped red onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Juice of 1 lime (about 3 Tbsp)
1/2 jalapeno, seeds removed and chopped
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cumin

Place all ingredients in the bowl of your food processor.  Pulse until just combined for chunky salsa or pulse more for smoother salsa.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to enjoy!
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Here is my barn for the week - I'm not sure I've seen a round barn before and I thought this was so unusual.  Have you seen a round one?  Again this is one in South Carolina - again as we are speeding by - lol.

It is going to be an unusual week here.  My daughter and grandson went to Florida for a few days and then on a four day cruise.  The house seems so quiet!  I’m going to do some catching up on things that are hard for me to do when they’re here!  Lets see – cleaning and throwing away junk, eating fresh fruits and veggies, watching my shows, stuff like that - lol.  It’s funny though when they are gone – I miss them.  I hope they’re having a good time! 






Crystal Mary said...

That soup looks delicious!
Now you enjoy your time by yourself.. Its funny but when there is so much to do, we would like a break and then when it comes, we don't know what to do...
Just enjoy sleeping in and having self fun. xxxxxxxxxx

Jim said...

Oops, Sandie. You should be on that cruise! Mrs. Jim and I took a 1980 Mediteranian cruise from Athens to Haifu (Israel), stopping at Ephesus, Patmos, Rhoades, and Aleandria (Egypt) which then we went on a bus trip to Cairo to see the Pyramids and ride a camel.

We then stayed seven nights in Jerusalem and two in Amon (Jordan).

We invited Mom and Dad, thinking they would go with us. We knew that Mrs. Jim's mom, 'Mother,' wouldn't go. Guesse who traveled with us? Mother. It was her first plane trip, second (after Mexico) trip out of the U.S. She really enjoyed the trip and loved to talk about the Holy Land with her friends.

Jim said...

I love your barns, Sandie! Yes, I have seen one round barn, a really pretty-painted-white barn, in Uehling, Nebraska. That was about ten miles from my birth and growing up home.

There is a list of Nebraska 'round barns' here:
NebraskaRound Barn List

Your salsa recipe looks good. Now for a no-fat or lo-fat salted corn chip. :)

TexWisGirl said...

enjoy your temporary quiet!

like the roof on that barn!

Anonymous said...

Now on a scale of 1 to 10 .... how hot is that salsa?

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh Sandie your home must be quiet! Enjoy it but I know you miss them! Hugs to you sweet friend! Linda

barbara l. hale said...

That looks like a terrific recipe. Hope your daughter and grandson have a great trip and good weather. My husband and son are in Syracuse for the day and night getting the rest of my son's stuff so he can move back in here and look for a job. I like doing what I want, when I want, but I miss them, too.

Rob-bear said...

We have some round barns around here. Peculiar things. But I understand they're very practical even if they seem a bit impractical to build.

Glad your daughter and her son are gone. For your sake. I'm sure they'll come back exhausted, and have stories to tell. You, on the other hand, will be well rested. Hopefully.

Loved the recipe. That's easy enough for a Bear to make. I'll do mine without the chillies, jalapeño, salt and cilantro (because I don't like spicy food). Though I might ad pepper, as the French say, "Chacun a son goût."

Blessings and Bear hugs.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie! If you're happy and you know it, swish your tail? (If you don't have hands, like the little dino?) ha ha ha

Hope you have a terrific day. I LOVE salsa. Have a hard time giving up salt, though. Do you salt your food? Take care. Susan

Better is Possible said...

Thanks for the recipe. I shall use it this week. Hooray. Enjoy your quiet. I continue to enjoy all your posts!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Mmmm, your salsa looks good. I will have to try it. I hope you are able to get some rest while they are gone. Have a great week.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

No, I don't think I've ever seen a round barn before. Make you wonder how come. Glad your daughter and her son could get a way for some vacation time. I hope they have a great time. Just about the time you get used to them being gone, they'll be home again. I've lived by myself for many years now and it's the opposite for me...when anyone comes to visit I'm just getting used to them being there and then it's time for them to leave again. I hope your Monday is off to a great start!

Sally said...

Aw, I so hope your daughter and GS have a wonderful time. I know what you mean about getting things done when they're gone! When my daughter is here I don't get much done, but like you say I miss her too.

Have a wonderful day!


Changes in the wind said...

What a cool barn that was! Hope you enjoy the quiet won't last:)

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, A very inspiring quote.
This is a healthy and delicious salsa. Ciao...

Sweet Tea said...

What a fun week of "alone time" - we all need that from time to time!! That salsa looks wonderful!!

Belle said...

I've never seen a round barn. Very interesting. I'm happy for your family that they can go on a cruise. I find them so relaxing. Love the dinosaur. The poor guys with their little arms!

EM Illustrator said...

Oh my - that soup looks lovely! Wouldn't mind that for sure. Enjoy the quiet days my friend, it's nice to catch up on things from time to time and to do your own things. I am a little bit late to visit tonight, I went out for a run after coming home from work. Cannot let the great weather go to waste lol! And is now chillaxing eating a light dinner and catching up on stuff.
Have a lovely day my friend.
Big hugs

Gloria Hood said...

Love salsa!!! Enjoy your quiet time!

jack69 said...

The recipe sounds good, but hot?

I think the barn is a tobacco barn, used earlier to cure tobacco.

Ahhh now, that is a memory 'kicker inner', ha!. If you are happy and you know it clap your hands. Part of a song we sang in SS and Children's church.

Yes, things seem to be bitter and sweet at the same time sometime!!
Love from here!!!!!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Great looking barn, Sandie. I don't see many round ones!
Hope you enjoy your quiet days and get lots accomplished!
Hugs, Cheryl

BelovedBomber said...

Enjoy the time of refreshing and renewing...a sort of vacation at home. Love the glad God's arms are not too short :) Many blessings!

The Boston Lady said...

Oh enjoy your quiet time Sandie. I hope they have a wonderful time and I'm impressed that they are doing a mom and son vacation.


Renae said...

hi Sandie! Your post brightened my day. Who is your friend that makes buttons? Stalling mode isn't fun.

Ann said...

The salsa looks good. I've bought some before because I was hungry for it but I always end up throwing it away. I get a craving for it and then I'm just not in the mood for it again :)
Enjoy your quiet time

Remington said...

That sounds very yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

Hope you have fun this week without the kids! You can sleep in and take it easy! I think I've seen a round barn but I can't remember where it is.


Jill said...

Great barn!

I know you'll have a good time while they are gone. Of course, you'll miss them, but take over that couch and remote control girl! :)

Bev said...

Great recipe...and what a cute barn!

DaCraftyLady said...

Yummy on the salsa...I know what you mean DD and the g-kids are coming today to spend the night. They leave in the am for LA Airport ....they are going to Hawaii...we miss them when they are gone and think of a hundred things we need to do and then never do get to them...have a restful fun week....~~Debb

Blondee said...

I love salsa, will have to tr that recipe. Thank you for sharing it!

I hope you enjoy the peace and quiet, you are such a good Mom and Grandmom to be so devoted to your daughter and precious grandson. I hope they have an excellent time away as well. :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like a good salsa, maybe you can munch on that while watching your shows-enjoy:@)

Shelly said...

That recipe sounds delicious! I chuckled out loud at the dinosaur cartoon- too funny!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sandie,

Yum! We all love salsa here. I'm going to start making my own. Thanks!

Cool looking barn.

Have fun relaxing :)


Sharon said...

Sandie - what fun I've had catching up with you. As always, you give me sage advice, something to ponder, and a good belly laugh!

Thanks for your consistent blessing in my life!

And please continue to forgive my MIA in Blog Land lately. This packing and moving has taken up ALL my time lately. Hoping things settle down in July!

Thoughts and prayers with you and yours.


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Thanks for the recipe ... I've been looking a homemade salsa, and that sounds just yummy!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I just traveled all the way through SC but I didn't see the round barn! heehee! But I saw a couple I wish I had time to take a photo of! When I was sick with a cold, I got hungry for chili and my hubby made some! Tastes good and it's good for you!

Janette Dolores said...

Enjoy the down time. And I believe I've made this dip before, or something very similar. In any event, the recipe looks delicious!


Catherine said...

Mmmm... that salsa looks yummy!

Enjoy your quiet time ~ catching up on our favorite shows is always fun! :)

xo Catherine

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandie, Glad your daughter and her son got away for a nice vacation. Sounds wonderful!!!! You DO need a break every once in awhile too... AND -they need mother/son time --so this is GOOD...

Hope you get to see your own shows, eat your own foods, etc... Forget the cleaning though.. That can wait! ha

Neat barn... I've never seen on quite like that...

Not sure hubby would eat that salsa or soup or whatever it is... He will NOT eat jalapenos, and I'm not crazy about them... BUT--I'd love it on top of some baked chicken....


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Is that a salsa soup? It sure sounds good, and I think we can smell it!

Terry said...

Thank you for dropping in on me ,it's busy and difficult at times but God is good . My Dad has another surgery June 5th ,hubby has a colonoscophy June 6th ,and I am simply treading water .
I really miss being on the computer and blogging friends. Take care and thanks for reaching out . Blessings to you and yours .
Big hugs from Texas
Until next time
Happy Trails

SweetMarie said...

Nice round barn! Your daughter and grandson may be close to me! If they leave from Cape Canaveral for their cruise that is only about 45 minutes from me. :) My son just came home from NC. I missed him so much! Enjoy your time for Sandie. :)

Paula said...

That is an unusual barn and I like it.


If you're happy and you know it, THUMP your tail. LOL ENJOY the solitude while you can. It is fleeting whether your heart aches for their return or not. RECIPE looks yummy. TAKE CARE.

That corgi :) said...

Enjoy the quiet time, Sandie! How fun for your daughter and GS; the adventures they'll be able to tell you about upon their arrival home!! That recipe did look good! I like your round barn!!


Simone said...

Why oh why did I visit your blog? Now I'd like to have a bowl of that salsa and some chips. Yum!!! Enjoy the quiet. Those moments are refreshments for the heart. I'm sure they will come back with plenty of stories to tell.

Mary said...

I did not see yesterdays, til the wildlife "Trees of" so cute. And your have another cut animated Chatty Crone..bravo.

Mary said...

I did not see yesterdays, til the wildlife "Trees of" so cute. And your have another cut animated Chatty Crone..bravo.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Time alone is nice. I've never been a loner..but as I get's really nice. Just not on a permanent know?

SquirrelQueen said...

I have only seen the round barns in photos, I think they are fascinating.

The salsa recipe sounds delicious. In the summer I like to substitute fresh tomatoes mostly because I always have so many tomatoes.

Lynn said...

That seems like salsa soup! Yum. I hope you enjoy your week. :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Sandie, I LOVE the new quote, Happiness is a form of Courage. How very true!!

Hope you find time to do all the things you want to do this week while you are "home alone". ;) blessings and hugs ~ tanna


I'm happy I guess...oops!

Love the barn.

And the salsa recipe, I have had the privilege of having a sister-in-law [now deceased] who taught me how to cook everything Mexican from scratch...even making my own tortillas. I'm forever indebted to her. Nothing beats home-made.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I hope you're also taking some time to just relax! The recipe looks really good! Enjoy!

Sandra said...

enjoy your home alone mini vacation. those barns are common in rural Georgia, out where my daddy was born and raised, Manassas and collins ga.

Debbie said...

I've been having trouble getting blogger to let me comment for days now so I'm trying to catch up. HOPE it's better now after the daughter uninstalled a bunch of stuff off my computer.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy your quiet and productive time rather than feel lonely.

The Barney thing at the end cracked me up.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

The salsa looks good! Gonna have to check out that site.
Cool barn!

Debbie said...

a recipe and a barn, how yummy!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The salsa sounds yummy! Love the barn too. Hope your getting some work done while they are gone and enjoying the quiet. Hugs, Debby