Saturday, August 30, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Tom’s Salsa - 1 Gallon
2 lbs Roma Tomatoes – small dice (any tomato will work)
1 bunch Fresh Cilantro leaves (no stems)
12 Jalepenos – seeded/deveined (hold veins to the side) – small dice (wear gloves)
12 Tomatillos – small dice
¼ cup Fresh Lime Juice (lemon juice ok)
2 tsp Kosher Salt
1 White Onion – small dice
8-10 cloves – Fresh Garlic – small dice
Mix all ingredients in a large non-reactive (stainless steel or glass) bowl. Adjust heat by adding small-diced Jalepeno veins into the salsa. Add additional salt if needed.
For those that are in a hurry or don't like spending hours cutting veggies, use a food processor, don't puree them, just pulse it a couple of times until they are chunked up, process each veggie separately or some will be mush and other almost whole.
For those that have cucumbers in your garden also, you can peel, seed and small dice a cucumber or two and add that in also, they will take on the flavors surrounding them.
Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours or overnight,
Have a bag of chips handy for "tasting" to ensure proper goodness.
If you make too much, you can share it with your neighbors.
Should stay good for 10 days.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Now this was also an adjustment week for Jordyn, she has had her best friend and brother to play and conspire with all summer and now she is alone with dad, she and I had to adjust to day times without the cruise director and find ways for her and I to get along and have some fun along the way. Each day includes breakfast, lunch and numerous snack times as needed. Their is also a constant concert from the little star. She loves singing, so she will sing selections from whatever was playing in the car recently, this has included the soundtracks to Wicked, Annie, Mama Mia, the music of Lisa Kelly or Idina Menzel or whatever is on the radio. She is a good singer and is pretty close to dead on with the tunes and makes up whatever words she can't pronounce or doesn't remember. Now she is even choreographing her singing and needs a microphone to properly perform. (audiences are optional.)
All in all it has been a full week of fun and as the school year progresses we will get adjusted and then it will be summer all over again.
Friday, August 8, 2008
I hope all of you had a great summer!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Seasoning Without Salt
Beef: bay leaf, dry mustard, green pepper, marjoram, fresh mushrooms, nutmeg, onion, pepper, sage, thyme.
Chicken: green pepper, lemon juice, marjoram, fresh mushrooms, paprika, parsley, poultry seasoning, sage, thyme.
Fish: bay leaf, curry powder, dry mustard, green pepper, lemon juice, marjoram, paprika.
Lamb: curry powder, garlic, mint, mint jelly, pineapple, rosemary.
Pork: apple, applesauce, garlic, onion, sage, raspberry jam, jalapeno peppers.
Veal: apricot, bay leaf, curry powder, ginger, marjoram, oregano.
Muffins: allspice, cinnamon, cloves, ginger.
Breads: cinnamon, cloves, dill, poppy seed.
Pasta: basil, caraway seed, garlic, oregano, poppy seed.
Rice: chives, green pepper, saffron, onion.
Asparagus: garlic, lemon juice, onion, vinegar.
Broccoli: lemon juice, garlic.
Cucumbers: chives, dill, garlic, onion, vinegar.
Green Beans: dill, lemon juice, nutmeg, marjoram.
Greens: onion, pepper, vinegar.
Peas: green pepper, mint, parsley, onion, fresh mushrooms.
Potatoes: green pepper, mace, onion, paprika, parsley.
Squash: cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, ginger.
Tomatoes: basil, marjoram, onion and oregano.
Monday, August 4, 2008
The worst part about it is, I knew when I went to take a nap this would happen, it happens every Sunday night/Monday morning. I just forget how miserable I am while paying for the luxury and sheer joy that the afternoon nap provides. Maybe next Sunday I'll remember, but I doubt it.
I hope you all slept well