Welcome to the Hero Hostess Summer Picnic Blog Hop! If you've been following along you should be arriving from the super talented Emily Leiphart's blog. If you've just started hopping or if you find a broken link you'll want to head over to the Hero Arts Club Blog where all of today's blog hop participants are listed.
Here's my summertime card using a Hero Arts watermelon stamp, Hero Arts background stamp, and a computer-generated sentiment:
Can I tell you a secret? I don't like watermelon! Shh... but my kids do and they ask for it throughout the year. I always tell them it's a summertime treat that has to be eaten outside. ;)
Since we're having a picnic I thought I'd share a recipe for a salad I DO like very much:
Quinoa Salsa Salad (Makes 6-8 servings.)
3 tbsp salsa
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp cider vinegar
2 tsp chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
Mix dressing ingredients together and set aside for at least one hour.
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup cooked wild rice (or brown or white)
1/ cup rinsed, drained canned black beans
1/2 cup rinsed, drained canned red kidney beans
1/2 frozen corn kernels thawed
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 tbsp snipped fresh cilantro
Mix salad ingredients together. Pour dressing over salad and toss well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at 4 hours or overnight to allow flavours to develop and blend.
Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day this week, including each day’s starting post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning! (One comment per post, please!)
AND...I'm doing a little giveaway myself:
I will randomly pick one comment left on this blog between now and Friday July 26th to win the stamp set shown above and announce the winner on Saturday the 27th. (The winner will have 1 week to contact me).
In case you missed it, I also have TWO other giveaways going on HERE and HERE but you have to be quick! Tomorrow is the last day to enter both of those!
Your next stop along the hop is the fabulous Linda Wetterlin's blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by!