Saturday, May 15, 2010

2 New Book Releases

Dayton is the place to be next week!

The super awesome Regina Doman will be debuting her newest book, Alex O'Donnell and the Forty CyberThieves, at the Catholic homeschooling conference. I already have loads of local girls begging me to pick up a copy for them while I'm there. Autographed of course.

And that's not all!

Behold Publications (formerly Ecce Homo Press) will be debuting their newest book, Search for the Madonna, a mystery for the 8-12 year old set. I'll surely be picking up a few for my kids and others as well. The totally cool part is that both the author and illustrator will be there to autograph books. I love autographed books!

So, if you're within a day's drive of Dayton, hop in your car next Friday and join us for all the fun. I'll be giving a couple of talks and hanging out in the vendor hall so stop and say, "Hi!"

Monday, May 10, 2010

Recipe: Avocado, Bean, and Corn Salad

Rob and I are on an avocado kick. Tonight I pulled together what I had in the fridge for a delicious Avocado, Bean, and Corn Salad:

1 semi-ripe avocado, diced
3 medium tomatoes, diced
1 cup fresh cut sweet corn
1 can black beans, drained
juice from 2 medium lemons
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili pepper
dash Tabasco

Mix together. Let the flavors blend for 15 to 30 minutes. Serve on a bed of fresh greens. Yumcious!

I think I'll add some papaya or mango next time.

If you don't have the exact ingredients it's easy to substitute, such as lime juice for lemon. Frozen corn for fresh. Etc.