Author: ginasjoys

As I Lay

As I lay I am enveloped The sun A Comforting warmth From the ancestors Tis not the 1st time But this time Is it a summons? A what’s to come I do not know But I do so welcome This loving embrace @PoemsbyGina

Cucumber, Avocado, Tomato and Corn Salad

I love this salad, it’s so refreshing. It makes a great side dish or you can eat it alone with crackers or even in a warm corn tortilla. Ingredients 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced 1/2 avocado, peeled and diced 1 to 2 tomatoes, diced 1/2 cup whole kernel corn, drained 1/8 red onion, sliced thinly 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp garlic powder Juice from 1 lemon Pinch of oregano Process Combine all ingredients Test for seasoning Chill Serve This is great made ahead and chilled. If you’re going this route don’t add the avocado until ready to serve.

Mom’s Meat & Potatoes

My mom made this quite often as I was growing up. It’s an economical way to provide a delicious main dish. We’d usually have spanish rice on the side and pinto beans too or maybe a simple salad made of thin cut iceberg lettuce seasoned with salt and pepper and tossed with a bit of mayonnaise. I am blessed to have many warm and fuzzy memories of my youth that center around a happy Momma, a warm kitchen and delicious food Today I love this stuff in a burrito, oh yum! Mom’s Meat and Potatoes would also make a perfect taco filling Precook 3 washed potatoes in the microwave (I usually set the timer to just under the number of potatoes for baked potatoes so for 3 potatoes I set my timer for 2 baked potatoes) after they cool peel and chop them Sauté 1/4 cup chopped onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil for about 5 minutes Add in 1 pound ground round or ground turkey, cook the meat until just about done. By …