Sunday, August 14, 2011

{ fresh corn and bbq steak salad }


Yesterday was a good day for a few reasons. Any day spent garage sale-ing with my daughter is a good day. Plus, the girls {finally} got their rooms cleaned! And, we had a picnic. Well, sort of. I planned to have a picnic, but then {someone} got home a few hours later than I expected, so we picnicked in the kitchen.

My finds of the day were these lovely additions to my turquoise Pyrex collection! On Craigslist I saw an ad for a garage sale that claimed to be a "vintage ebay store" going out of business! In their ad they showed a picture of a lovely chandelier that would've been perfect for one of my girls' rooms. So, off we went to find this sale. After going around and around the block and getting lost a couple times and side-tracked by other sales, we finally found "the" sale. Surprisingly (or not), the chandelier of my dreams was still hanging beautifully there amongst all the gorgeous vintage crap. I quickly glommed onto it before someone else snatched it right out from under my nose... only to discover they wanted $230 for it! Come on people. Have you heard of garage sale pricing?!

Anywho, I'm sure the chandelier is still sitting there waiting for a buyer. Meanwhile, I did pick up these 3 bowls for $10 and a picture frame for a twonie. I'll show you {eventually} what I have planned for my new picture frame collection. My last frame project (brown, puke) has been tossed. What was I thinking?! An updated version will be up on my wall soon.
For our non-picnic picnic, I came up with this new salad recipe. It was really tasty and I'd recommend making it as soon as you can!

Fresh Corn and BBQ Steak Salad

7 cobs of corn (cook for 8 minutes in boiling salted water, then cool on a cooling rack, then cut the corn off the cob)
1 leftover BBQ'd steak, thinly sliced then sprinkled with fajita seasoning
1 avocado, diced
1 can black beans, rinsed
3 orange bell peppers, diced
6 green onions, sliced
1/2 can chopped green chilies


Puree with an immersion blender, regular blender or food processor:

1/2 cup Salsa
1/2 cup Sour cream
handful Cilantro
Juice of 2 limes
1 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Lawry Salt


  1. Sounds delicious! And looks nice and simple! Maybe this is a dumb question, but what's Lawry salt?
    Lisa W

  2. Hi Lisa! Lawry is just a brand of seasoning salt. I use it on everything!

  3. Hmmm this recipe looks so delicious and nice and i think that fits perfect with my taste and in my opinion is a very easy recipe, so i think i will try it. Thanks for sharing.

  4. @firma contabilitate Thanks for giving the recipe a try! I'd love to know how you liked it. :)