Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cowboy Caviar

Today I had a lovely walk with a friend. We started here at my house (JUST KIDDING! Can you believe this HUGE estate?) You know better. We have a normal size house. Anyway, we walk this path often and enjoy the beauty, so here are some pictures to give you an idea of a place that is sort of the country in suburbia.

Do you see why this is such a nice place to walk? It's just a five minute drive from our house. Today there were all kinds of serious runners and bikers out on the path saying to us, "Left! Left!" and we just kept tootling along. We DID get out of their way of course, because it wouldn't be NICE not to move.

This is where the horsies live!

My friend and I joke about this house. We say, "Oh, there's my house!" If you have an extra three million dollars, it's yours!

There are so many forest-y views like this along our path.

A little grove of wildflowers!

There are so many trees trying to block the view of the mountains. Isn't the sky inviting today?

We begin and end here. It's a little horse outbuilding. The Highline Canal is a perfect setting for a fun, rich walk with a friend!

I DO live in Colorado, but I'm not around cowboys much. The only time I see cowboy boots is when I go to the airport. Texas is the real cowboy land (hi, G! hi SKW!) but we still have some Old West influence and ways. That's why I have a yummy recipe for you today called Cowboy Caviar: Ingredients: 1 chopped up jalapeno (or 8 slices, chopped up) 1 med. can diced tomatoes (and the juice) 1 can corn (plus 1/2 the juice) 1 can black beans (plus 1/2 the juice) 1/2 red onion (chopped) 3 tblsp olive oil 2 tblsp lime juice 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro. Mix it up in a big bowl and let it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours. Serve with corn chips (Frito's Scoops are good). Prepare yourself for many "this is delicious" and "can I have the recipe" comments!
John Denver said, "I like to share my life with you, show you things I've seen." That's what I like, too. Have a peaceful day, full of love and cheer. I'm going to go eat some Cowboy Caviar. Giddy-up!


Robin said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for the recipe. Sounds like it has quite a "kick"!

SuKnitWitty said...

MouthWaterN Good CowboyCaviar! I just got back from the store with jalapenos...none in the garden this year. I'll probably have to put in TWO...all my HotStuffers like it HOT...cept me...I like yours! Enjoyed the walk, too. Thanks, but no Thanks on the Mansion...I'm husbands stuff. LOL!!

Bradley Maston said...

I love your pictures. Just beautiful! Little Missy C is on excited to see you and spend the night with her wonderful Grandfairy-godmother.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful part of the world you live in - so green and lush (not a bad house either!)

Elizabethd said...

What a mansion! Imagine all the cleaning one would need to do....though probably one would need 'staff'!!

saleslady371 said...

I enjoyed walking with you and your pictures are lovely. The recipe looks good!

Gigi said...

Oooo so pretty in your neck of the woods - looks cool too?
That recipe looks really tasty -- might have to whip some up!
Blessings to you Miss Pom,

elly said...

i thought you didn't like these recipe things... just teasin'. i passed on your encouragement to miss macy... she has begun her book review blog. she invited you to join. keep an eye on her for me. xo elly

Anonymous said...

How nice to be able to visit with you! You have a lovely blog! I really liked how you said a prayer for your readers on your 100th post ~ that is very special & so sweet of you!

Blessings to you,