Hi Friends!

Happy Tuesday to you! Hope you’ve had a Terrific day! 🙂

As you may remember, I have been fighting a horrible ear infection. Yesterday I was so discouraged ~ not to mention painfully uncomfortable! I knew I needed to get into my ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor) for relief ~ but they didn’t have an opening until next week Thursday! Ugh!

To make a long story short ~ I went to my regular doctor yeterday afternoon. She confirmed my pain and said I had ruptured my ear drum. After posting a cry for help (and prayer) on FB, I called my ENT once again, pleaded and begged, and they worked me in this morning at 9:45 AM. Woo Hoo! (and Thank You, God for making a way!)

Although getting a tube in my ear this morning was PAINFUL, and I’m still very uncomfortable today ~ I am hoping to be back to my “normal self” soon! Yippee!

More good news ~ my son Jake had to make a complete family dinner for his Food class at the high school. Yum!

So tonight, rather than our typical Tuesday Taco Bar, it was a different Tasteful Tuesday route!

Here’s a quick photo recap (Jake had to document it all for his class).

First he had to set the table, complete with a center piece.


Jake’s menu consisted of hamburgers and BBQ chicken on the grill…


…plus fresh fruit, chips and fresh salsa (a kid after my own heart)….


…and my favorite, quick & easy, Southwest Layered Salad…


Here’s the yummy recipe….

5-Minute Southwest Layered Salad

6 cups torn romaine lettuce
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed, drained
1 can (11 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained (or 1 cup frozen corn, thawed)
3/4 cup Salsa
1/2 cup Mexican Style Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese
1/2 cup Ranch Dressing
1 cup broken tortilla chips

Arrange lettuce in bottom of glass serving bowl or on a serving plate.

Layer beans, corn, salsa, and cheese evenly over top.
Drizzle with dressing; top with chips. Enjoy!

Thanks, Jake, for our wonderful dinner and for taking good care of your sick mama today!

What’s for dinner at your house tonight?? I’d love to hear your Tasty Tuesday ideas!!

And for more great recipes, head over to Tempt Your Tummy Tuesday, Dining With Debbie, and Tuesday’s at the Table recipe exchanges. What fun!

Have a Terrific Tuesday!!
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