Happy Birthday John Michael!

Yesterday was Michael’s 22nd birthday! So instead of going out to eat we decided to have a few friends and family over for dinner! It is so hard for me to go out to eat anywhere with all the cross contamination fears and the menu substitution that I have to do that it is just easier to have everyone over for my house, and let me do the cooking! We of course had to do all of Michael’s favorite menu items. So, We had spicy sweet potato fries, and some regular russet potatoes for those that are not picky about what they put in there bodies, fresh green beans, deer steak, deer bbq hamburgers all done on the grill, my special bean dip, homemade pico de gallo, and a fresh salad topped with all kinds of veggies, as well as home made real people snicker doodles that most everyone enjoyed except me and another celiac friend of mine 🙂 We enjoyed a small glass of wine. It was the perfect evening with friends and family and a great way to celebrate someone so special to all of us. We are so blessed to have in our lives. Happy Wednesday!

For the Brittany Bean dip
2 cans black beans rinsed and drained
1 can corn rinsed and drained
4 Roma tomatoes diced
2 jalopenos diced with seeds for spice! (you can take those out if you wish)
a bundle of cilantro chopped
1 red onion diced
1 green bell pepper diced
1 red bell pepper diced
1 yellow bell pepper diced
2 Tablespoons honey mustard
4 Tablespoons Tessemae’s Italian dressing (I will make a post on this soon I promise, or other italian dressing will work too!)
salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste

Put into a big bowl and mix all the ingredients together, through some veggies on a plate to dip it in or some corn tortilla chips….it is soo good, really pretty to take to a party or potluck, and well you just need to try it!!

I also made homemade pico de gallo
4 Roma tomatoes diced
2 jalopenos diced (again with or without seeds for spice! )
1 red onion diced
2 Tablespoons lime juice (fresh if possible)
1 bunch of cilantro chopped

mix all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy with veggies, chips, or use it as your salad dressing!



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