Sunday, July 31, 2011
Homemade Salsa - YUM!
I whipped up a bowl of salsa with the tomatoes. I used fresh cilantro, jalapenos, and a banana pepper that I allowed to turn red from the garden and added a small red onion. The recipe actually calls for lime juice, but I prefer mine without the lime juice. As you can see, I also like my salsa chunky as well as hot. It was so good. I'll be canning lots of it for the winter. I love munching on chips and salsa while curling up reading a good book or watching westerns when we're snowed under. It's nothing for us to get a foot or two of snow during our blizzards in these parts.
I made a dish of jalapeno cornbread this morning. I have to do something with all the jalapenos that I'm picking, lol. Spicy is the word in my house. I've even converted my SIL, and my 3 year old grandson loves anything hot too. His little eyes just water, but he devours whatever he's eating. He loves fresh jalapenos and cheese on his tortilla chips. I've digressed, anyway doesn't the cornbread look delicious. It's my grandmother's recipe. Crackling cornbread was a staple in her home. I substitute the jalapenos in place of the cracklings. I'll be serving it for lunch along with a chicken and noodle dish that I made last night. What are you whipping up from the goodies in your garden?