Wednesday, August 18, 2010

extra spicy homemade salsa!

So back in May I decided to try my very first ever tiny garden in pots. Back in May I was rather doubtful that I would be able to avoid over watering my herbs and jalapenos, but I said a little prayer and God answered... and I grew lots and lots of jalapenos!

With my plentiful harvest of little green jalapenos I decided to make up a recipe for homemade salsa:
1 can whole Tomatoes
2 cans Rotel
1/4 cup Onion, chopped
1 whole Lime juiced
2 Jalapeno Peppers, sliced very thin
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Cumin
2 cloves Garlic, minced
Lots of Cilantro!

Throw it all in a food processor and pulse about 10 times

Then let your sweet husband have a try...

And then he will probably make faces like this and say "why do you think you its a good idea to take pictures of me while I eat?"

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Stuffed & Baked Tomatoes!

If you don't like tomatoes, don't stop reading! My sweet husband isn't a fan of tomatoes, but we both love this yummy summer side dish....

Select 2 ripe, but firm tomatoes and cut in half
1/4 cup crushed croutons
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
fresh, shredded parsley
salt & pepper to taste
4 Tbl melted butter
shredded cheddar cheese

Mix croutons, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and parsley in a small bowl. Melt butter and pour over over crushed crouton mix. Scoop out inside of tomato halves. (Leave lots of the juicy good stuff too!) Fill the inside of the tomatoes with crouton mix and top with shredded cheddar cheese.
Bake in a greased dish for 20 - 30 minutes until bubbly and the cheese is melted!

We usually make 4 tomato halves but you can obviously double or cut in half. I also sometimes mix in dried italian seasonings too! Hope you enjoy :) Happy weekend!

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