Inauguration Day 2021

This is a huge day for our country. Our 46th president was inaugurated this morning, and I have two thoughts...

First, I'm wondering how in the heck they get that whole White House cleaned out and ready for a new family in just a few hours? And do the first families ever sage (or "smudge") their homes when they move in? If you're wondering what I'm talking about, this is a good article explaining. Maybe the Bidens could just light a few of our sage candles if they're too busy to do a full smudging?!



Second, what should we eat? Lots of people are drinking champagne or making beautiful charcuterie boards to celebrate with. I am not so fancy with my meal prep, but I do love a good bowl! Thankfully, I came upon this recipe...Stay on track with healthy new year's resolutions and enjoy great, satisfying taste, too!

Thank you to Wide Open Eats for this amazing recipe!


Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes



  • Southwestern Power Bowl
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups corn
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 15 oz black beans
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Zesty Lime Dressing
  • 3 tbs lime juice
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 dash hot sauce


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Whisk together garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, cumin, and any desired salt and pepper.

Sprinkle this seasoning blend over the chicken, then cook until no longer pink, about 8 minutes per side. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing.

Add corn to the skillet to brown. Add another tbs oil if necessary. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Assemble the bowls by first layering down the quinoa, then top with the roasted corn, red onion, black beans, avocado, cilantro, and chicken.

Whisk lime juice, olive oil, and hot sauce together. Pour the dressing over and toss.


Congratulations to our new president and our (first female) vice president! May the next 4 years be safe, healthy, productive, and UNITED for all of us!