Northern Girl in a Not-so Southern Land

and other musings. Oh, and food. Definitely Food.

Juneau Trip

Joy’s (crack) – Avocado Salad

Avocado Salad
You will not be able to stop eating this, I guarantee it. My friend, Joy, makes this salad for every party we go to, and it’s always a crowd pleaser.  We just ate it for lunch with chips, by itself.  It sounds like regular guacamole, but the added corn gives it a sweetness, that makes it so delicious.

 

 

Joy’s Avocado Salad

3 ripe avocados
1/2 small onion, finely chopped (Joy uses red, I used a yellow b/c it’s what I had)
1 small can corn, drained
3 TBS chopped fresh cilantro
4-8oz grape tomatoes, sliced in half
Juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper to taste (I use kosher salt)

Directions:

Cut avocados in half, remove the pit, and slice them into small to medium chunks.  In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, squeeze lime over it all, add salt and pepper to taste and gently stir together with a large spoon.   Serve with your choice of corn chips.

Also, check out http://www.rocderby.com/, Joy is a mad derby girl.

Her Legacy Lives on.

Today, we remember a wonderful woman, whom I miss terribly every single day.

momJeanne Stopha’s Eulogy

(February 2, 1934 – September 12, 2002)
Funeral – September 14, 2002
Written and read by her son, Joel Stopha

Ground Hog’s day -1934. Did the ground hog see his shadow? The one in Allegany, NY, sure did. That was the day the Lord, in all His glory, brought into

this world, and all our lives, Jeanne Marie Eaton. She was the little sister that my Aunt Marion and my Aunt Ruth prayed so long and so hard for. Does God answer prayers? He sure answered Aunt Marion’s and Aunt Ruth’s, and in addition to answering prayers, He provided all of us with wonderful blessings for 68 years of Mom’s life. (more…)

GVRC 50th Anniversary Fundraiser

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I’m on the planning committee for GVRC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser happening on October 5, 2013 in Mt Morris, NY.

The link below takes you to the website where tickets and donations can be made.  This is a tremendous organization I’ve been involved with since I was literally six years old.

Genesee Valley Rotary Camp

Genesee Valley Rotary Camp (GVRC), is a one week summer camp for young people (ages 8–21) with various disabilities. GVRC is a not-for-profit organization that became incorporated in 1963 and has served children and young adults from four surrounding counties (Livingston, Steuben, Wyoming, and Allegany) ever since.