Spotlight Wednesday: Dorothy From TCR

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This new job.. has just knocked me out.. trying to learn something so foreign is rough! But I am excited to say I have a wonderful lady taking over my blog today! Everyone meet Dorothy! She blogs over at The Creative Recycler

Here is a little about this gorgeous lady: 

Dorothy lives with her husband and three children in Northern Virginia.  She blogs about baby steps to being green, upcycled DIYs, leftover and gluten free recipes, and her life as a mom at TheCreativeRecycler.com.

Spring is in the air after what was a crazy-long winter for most of the United States.  The snow is melting as temperatures ,where I am in Virginia, have been consistently reaching the low to mid 50s for a week.  It was warm enough that I pulled the grill out of the shed, dusted it off, and grilled some delicious barbeque chicken leg quarters.  It was so, so good!  To go along with our chicken, I made one of my husband’s favorite side dishes: Southwest Black Bean and Corn Salad.  It pairs so well with good barbecue and is, hands down, one of the easiest recipes I make.

  • 1 can Rotel, do not drain
  • 1 can petit diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp powdered garlic
1. Mix Rotel (with liquid), drained diced tomatoes, drained and rinsed black beans, drained and rinsed corn, olive oil, cumin, and garlic in a large bowl. 
2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
3. Enjoy!