Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cooking for friends

There's a chef in my kitchen!

Actually, that's not true, and it's not my kitchen.  It all started one day when I posted black bean and corn salad.  My friend Cindy over at She Sparkles, saw it and commented on my fb page that it looked delicious but she would rather have me come and make it for her.  So, ask and receive!  I told Cindy I would love to come and make dinner for her!  Cindy is such an amazing person, and has been such a gift in my life, it was the least I could do to let her know how much I appreciate her.  Be sure to check out her blog, you will be blessed!  She thought the enchiladas verde sounded good, so we made that, the salad and blueberry crumble for dessert.  I know, the dessert was not so mexican, but hey, it's good sweet deliciousness, so who cares?

Here I am whippin' up some black beans

One of the things Cindy told me was she wanted to learn how to cut an Avacado, so this was the "instructional" part of our time together.  :-)  After showing her how to slice it...

And scoop it out...

I told her you can actually go to Bed Bath and Beyond an buy a nice kitchen gadget, called an Avacado slicer!  Yes, they actually make those.  I've never used one, but I'm sure their fabulous.  Speaking of kitchen gadgets, Cindy has some pretty nice stuff!  I think she may have been a pampered chef fan along the way.  Sometimes its not so easy or comfortable to cook in someone else's kitchen because your just not used to the same tools.  But it was actually very easy, and Cindy just has a way of making you feel right at home.

Here's the taste test on the salad.

Notice how Cindy really enjoys the moment while my fork is immediately back for more! 
Yep, I'm a pig!

What a great Day!  Thanks Cindy for making me feel so welcome, I hope you enjoyed the finished product!


  1. Oh what fun, Chellie!! It was such a HUGE blessing to have you come and prepare dinner for us. You are a GIFT!! And the dinner was WONDERFUL! Everyone enjoyed it a ton (the salsa and blueberry crumble was gone by bed time!!).
    THANK YOU for blessing us ~ and for capturing the joy in pictures! You made our day!!

  2. That sounds like a great time and what a way to bless a friend!!

  3. What a blessing! Visiting from She Sparkles! :D

  4. Wow! looks so good! visiting from She Sparkles! Love Cindy's blog:) I would love this recipie. for the salsa! thanks and I will follow! I love food!!

  5. I am your newest follower. Cindy sent me :)

  6. Welcome Suzanne, Sherry, Nana, and Theresa! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I'm a fan of anything Mexican... and I love to cook too. I'll be whipping up a batch of this yummy salsa soon! Thanks for cooking for Cindy too! :)

    1. Me too Andrea! I think if I had to eat one thing everyday, it would definitely be something mexican! Thanks for stopping by!