Saturday, November 10, 2012

Savors of Summertime

The Ingredients

Here's my most recent, past, draft post. Sometimes there's nothing quite like a current post either. :) Oh well, if I don't dig through my drafts once in a while, I won't be able to appreciate the more timely-posted posts. Besides, I want to have this recipe where I can find it easily, so old or not, it's going up now.

July 14th...

There's nothing like fresh salsa. And there's nothing to describe how a mama feels when her little people fall in love with it!
Yesterday I made a batch of salsa thinking that we'd have a little last night, and I'd take the rest with us for lunch on Sunday. But I felt like having some for a snack/lunch today and served up a cereal bowl full. Then PC walked by. "What's that?" he asked (probably because he was hungry as a result of me not serving lunch yet) "It's salsa, but you might not like it... 'cause it might be spicy." I told him. He wanted to try it, and was hooked. He needed his own bowl. It wasn't long before Butler wandered in. I offered him some, but added a dab of sour cream. He was sold too. Before I knew it, both boys were feeding salsa by the chipful to Ricka. She wanted nothing to do with the chips....

Grandpa Dan's Salsa Makes 1 gallon!
  • 1qt canned Tomato Juice
  • 5 Anaheim peppers
  • 7 - 10 Roma tomatoes (any kind will work though)
  • 2 Onions
  • 2 Green Bell peppers
  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • 1-2 Jalapeno peppers (minced)
  • 5-7 cloves Garlic (crushed)
  • Salt to taste (1-2 Tbs)
  • Pepper to taste (½ - 1tsp)
  • Lemon Juice (2-3 splashes)
    Dice vegetables, add seasonings and tomato juice. Stir well, and enjoy! It's best the next day once all the flavors have melded together. Just don't over do it on the jalapinos - they don't seem so hot in the just-made batch, but can really pack some heat the next day!

I think what I was leading up to (four months ago), was Dolly discovery of the salsa. When she saw Butler's doctored salsa, she made her own version of it (where she crushed her corn chips and mixed them into her bowl of salsa and sour cream), and then wrote down her own recipe so she could duplicate it later. I should post her little culinary treasure, but I'm falling asleep just sitting here right now, so perhaps another day. Perhaps.


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