Monday, July 3, 2017

Monday Morning Coffee Chat

WoW...hard to believe the year is half over!!  It will be Christmas before we know it!!

Mr D and I live close enough to Sylvan Beach that we're able to watch the fireworks from our back porch.  It's great that we don't have to fight the crowds!

My daughter gave me this plumeria plant that she started from seed.  I sure hope it continues to do good in my care.

This is a plumeria bloom I found online.  Beautiful flower and smells so good, I sure hope mine grows and gets this pretty.

I have a recipe to share with you, it is so good.  I haven't had any in a while but thinking I might have to make some soon.

Cowboy Caviar

1/3 cup red wine vinegar
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Tabasco to taste
4 cups cooked black-eyed peas
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 large red onion, diced
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely diced
1 bunch cilantro, chopped

Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. Add hot sauce to taste.
Combine salsa ingredients in a large bowl and toss thoroughly.
Pour dressing over salsa and mix gently. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
Serve as a side dish or with chips as an appetizer.
Today's Daily Bread

Following God is not a solo endeavor.  He did not create us to run the race of life alone.  Companions can help us persevere through difficulty as we do what God has called us to do.

Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses. . . . let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Hebrews 12:1

Until Next Time


  1. Happy Fourth of July. Glad you can enjoy the fireworks without being in the crowds! Best wishes with the plant. The blooms sure are beautiful. I love the patriotic cross stitch.

  2. A very Happy July 4th to you Mary. We live close to the park that shoots off the fireworks, but we always get closer/drive to watch them, smiles. Since it doesn't get dark until after 9:30. sigh.

  3. I've never heard of a Plumeria plant but it looks pretty. I hope yours thrives.
    Happy Fourth of July to you!!

  4. Happy 4th, Mary, enjoy the fireworks!

  5. That salsa looks (and sounds) delicious! Happy 4th to you!! Nice to see the fireworks from your yard. We can only hear them from our house. BOOM!! :)


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