Wednesday, October 12, 2011

MAM-- Meals at Mom's October 2011

Another MAM at my house and it was Fantastical !!!!
We had Taco Salad, Melons and a new salad or dip or relish- whatever you want to call it. I call it delicious!

Grilled Corn,Avocado and Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing.
pint grape tomatoes cut in half
1 ripe avocado, roughly chopped
2 ears of sweet corn
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
 Slice tomatoes in half. Remove husks from corn and grill over medium heat for 10 minutes. Corn should have brown spots and be tender, not mushy. Cut the corn from the cob. Scrape the cob with back of knife to remove juices,set aside to cool. Dice avocado and chop cilantro. ( I also added some chopped red onion and bell pepper to my salad. I would have added jalapeno if not for serving to children).

Honey Lime Dressing
juice of 1 lime
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp honey
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
dash of cayenne pepper
Add all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk to blend. Set aside.

Combine the sliced tomatoes,avocado,cilantro and grilled corn and honey lime dressing and mix gently so everything is evenly coated. Be careful not to mash the avocados. Let the salad sir for 10-15 minutes to let flavors blend. Enjoy.

I served my salad with chips and crackers.

We made MUMMIES ! Mummies from painted (white) 2x4s,gauze and googly eyes. Wrap gauze around painted 2x4s and secure with hot glue. Seperate two strips of gauze to insert google eyes and hot glue in place. Mummies come from tombs - right? Well they are dirty ,so be sure to "dirty" your mummy. We used ink stamp pads to rub "dirt" on our mummies. Let your dirty mummy set for some time or you will be "dirty" too.

We also made Faux Metal Letters.....what do you think? The letters were made a few days before our gathering during one of our Crafty Days.

Come back to see what happens at our next MAM-Meals at Mom's. You will Sparkle at seeing our new Bling we make.

This last project wash suppose to be an enrty item for 31 Days of Halloween on the Smeared and Smudged Blog,but alas I was not organized enough to jump into such a commitment. So I share with you. I call it "Night Wishes". A mixed media piece. I hope you like it.

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