Salad with corn salsa & fireworks


Hi there!

Did everyone have a fun Independence Day?

I was actually feeling very off and was extremely nauseous for the entire day.  The only thing that I was able to keep down successfully was toast.   At least, it was made with my favorite Trader Joe’s bread though.

The nausea was so bad that I couldn’t even eat one of these cute little pound cake desserts made by my mother.



How cute was her presentation?

By dinnertime, I was still queasy but very hungry (quite the combination).  Since I had not eaten any vegetables and Michael was still stuffed from the cookout my parents had at their house, I made a very simple yet delicious salad.



It involved just a few key ingredients:

  • Trader Joe’s herb salad mix
  • Trader Joe’s corn and chile tomato-less salsa
  • Sliced avocado
  • Sliced red onion
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Sliced English cucumber
  • Chicken breast (seasoned with salt and pepper)

I cooked the chicken breasts in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and then topped the salads with red wine vinegar.

So good!

Last night, our neighborhood put on a fireworks display.  It was certainly festive, but it scared the Milkbones out of a little Lucy.  She spent most of the night either pacing or coming to us for comfort and cuddles.


Just as the fireworks were finally starting to die down (around 11 pm), she managed to settle down as well.

Now that my appetite is back, I am super excited to meet Lindsay for lunch.  Every time we get together, I learn that we have something new in common.  Can’t wait to find out what other crazy connection we have today!

How did you celebrate July 4th this year?

Have a great day!






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  1. Oh poor little Lucy! Hope you feel better today! We had a great 4th at a BBQ. Those pound cake mason jars look awesome!

  2. gah i am jealous of your lunch date!

  3. Nauseous and hungry — that’s a horrible combination. Sorry. I’m so glad you’re feeling better today.

    Our dog is terrified of the fireworks as well. At least this year he didn’t throw up or pee on anything.

    Stopping by from SITS.

  4. Poor thing. I don’t think I ate more than crackers and soup while I was pregnant (the first few months anyway). I hope you get over that soon.

    Last year, our town legalized fireworks in residential areas. This meant that anyone could set off ANY kind of firework they wanted. So our neighbors bought the largest they could find and for two weeks before and a week after the 4th, set them off every night. Our dogs needed doggie xanax for a month! It was horrible.
    This year, we’ve had really dry weather, so there’s a burn ban on right now, I heard the neighbors outside griping about it, and I just smiled….

    Feel better Darlin’!


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