As I’ve been struggling with a hectic schedule these past two weeks, I’ve not had nearly enough time to read through all of my favorite blogs. So, this past weekend I decided to do some catching up while eating my favorite, easy to make, dish: Cowboy Caviar and Tortilla Chips. Yum! If my husband ever allowed me near the kitchen, I could admit to making this recipe myself. However, since I’ve been told that I’m not allowed to handle a sharp knife or can-opener, I can only say it looks like an easy recipe to prepare.

Cowboy Caviar

  • 1 can black beans – drained and rinsed
  • 1 can black eyed peas – drained and rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes -drained and rinsed (or substitute 8 oz. of freshly chopped tomatoes)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (jarred or fresh)
  • 4 chives finely chopped
  • small handful of cilantro finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup of Italian dressing

Mix all together, chill, and serve with tortilla chips. I survived the summer eating this and am continuing scarfing it down this fall.

Blogs and posts I caught up on:

  • Wealth Informatics with Strategic Default and Foreclosure. This is a very timely issue in my family right now and I have a note to myself to write a post about this. I’m just waiting to see what happens….
  • Wandering Earl with A Quick Word About Pre-Trip Planning. Since I don’t travel very often, this post answered some visa questions I’m not familiar with. It’s pretty amazing that Earl has been globe-trotting for 11 years!
  • Everyday Tips and Thoughts with I need a Bailout. She’s recently had a lot of large, unexpected bills. I know I hate when that happens, but I’d be crushed if I had to deal with one every month!
  • Money Funk with What is Debt Recycling? This type of investment vehicle is quite risky during certain economic times, but can be profitable in stable economies.
  • First Gen American with Is your Biggest Strength your Biggest Weakness? A great anecdote about how we can sabotage ourselves by not evaluating our strengths and using them to our benefit.

Some thanks to my blog’s top referrers for the month of September. Thank you, thank you!