This week at work, we had a pitch-in. Even as I write the word, I can’t keep my eyes from rolling. I love the idea of pitch-ins. Everyone getting together to celebrate a teammate’s accomplishment or birthday and spreading the work among the team members. It’s a beautiful concept. In theory. In actuality, they are stressful. Or, at least I find them to be stressful. The extra planning and remembering are too much for my already overpacked brain. Of course, when it’s all said and done, I’m glad that we do them and always enjoy the extra time spent talking to my coworkers in a space that isn’t about work. It’s a pitch-in conundrum. (more…)
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Sometimes the mood for salsa strikes, but time doesn’t allow for it. Or sometimes you just forget that you have an event to go to and need to make something quick. Neither of those happened to me, but I was still happy to have salsa in such a short amount of time, and with ingredients that I already had around the house.
- 1 can of sweet corn
- 1 can of diced tomatoes (add 1 minute if you want to cut up your own tomatoes)
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 lime, juiced
- Dice onion. This will be the most time-consuming part of the whole dish. If you want to shave off some time, I highly recommend investing in a chopper (note to moms: you can use this and carry a baby at the same time)
- In a medium bowl, combine onion, sweet corn, tomatoes, chili powder, and garlic. Mix together.
- Add vegetable oil and lime juice. Mix again.
- Grab some chips and enjoy!
This was my grandmother’s recipe and a dish that I would look forward to her making each time I visited. I’m sure she got tired of my asking, but still she would make it for me on those special occasions. She made this recipe so many times that it was in her head and she would be able to tell by taste when it was perfect–which gave me anxiety in trying to replicate it. It turns out though that it was pretty easy to do, and I got the taste as close to my childhood memories as I could.
- 2 cups Cool Whip
- 1 cup Miracle Whip
- 2 cups Grapes, halved
- 3 medium apples, cut into small cubes
- Mini marshmallows
- Pecans (optional)
- In a medium mixing bowl, whip together the Cool Whip and Miracle Whip.
- Mix in grapes, apples, mini marshmallows, and pecans. The amounts of each are dependent on preference. I enjoy a lot of grapes in the salad.
- Chill in fridge for an hour before serving.