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Friday, July 22, 2011

Fiesta Friday

For some reason, I am quite taken with the name "Fiesta Friday." My Fridays at work are far from a siesta, so by the end of the day, I am ready for a fiesta indeed.

This week I got it in my head early and plotted my personal par-tay. It all started with the new Crystal Light mixers - margaritas, in this case - obviously.

Mom & Dad (Oma & Poppa) watched the munchkin today, so they stuck around to sample the goodness (aka chips & dips). (Munchkin got wheat pitas.) My dippers were Newman's Own Mild, store-bought guac, and a little of my own home-spun action ... black bean dip!

Easy, yummy & pretty --

1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded & diced
1 mango, peeled & diced
1/2 bunch green onions, chopped
1/2 basket cherry tomatoes, halved
2 TBSP Newman's Own Lite Lime Vinaigrette
** I combined all last night.
** Tonight I snipped in some cilantro & served with the chips & drinks.

Footnote: don't let Oma mix the drinks - HELLO! We had to dilute those puppies. The puppy, by the way, was hiding under the table thanks to a thunderstorm. Here he is on a sunnier day.


  1. YUM!! I love chips and dip!! My favorite type of snack - or meal :) Have a great weekend!

  2. I need to find those mixers! Sounds like a great salsa. Gotta love something you can make ahead!