Jimmy Cracked Corn, and I Don't Care

My neighbor is a chef at our grocery store’s cooking demonstration area and he let me sample his dish du jour – chicken sausage with mozzarella and basil served with a Southwest black bean and corn salad. I’ve actually had both of these before, but they were never THIS good.

I had to make that salad. I took a short cut (at his suggestion) and bought the store’s freshly prepared pico de gayo to substitute for the tomato, onion, cilantro. It comes in a little tub in the prepared veggies section at HEB. Choose MILD, not hot. Also, I did not use 1/2 the bottle of the dressing. As a matter of fact, I don't think I even used 1/4 of the bottle. I drizzled enough that there was some pooling at the bottom of the bowl to marinade it. Next time, and there WILL be a next time, I'll have to measure.


Little Nova said...


I love to cook and I do it pretty well...except for the occasional disaster. Last night I made my usual summer weekend dessert: Strawberry shortcake by way of Trader Joe's angel food cake and some homemade strawberry sauce and homemade whipped cream.

Except,I ran out of sugar.So I added a little honey to sweeten the strawberries.

Ew. Not recommended. G-R-O-S-S.

That is all.

Little Nova said...

Keep posting recipes...It's exciting!
;) I am trying this during the week.