Sorry I'm late posting today but things have been busy. I'm sorry to say that my Mother-in-law has been getting worse and my FIL is having a harder time getting her to eat. She also had a bad fall today. My FIL is finally been open to discussing the need for her to go to a facility. So we are in the process of working on these things together as a family. I'm planning to continue posting - but next week may get difficult and I made need to take a little break from blogging. I will keep you posted on things, but for now business as usual. Appreciate any prayers you would like to send our way though!! You're such wonderful friends to me and I swear I feel those thoughts and prayers and they mean so much.
Now, can I just take a moment and share with you my love for salsa? It's just one of those wonderfully yummy things in life. I definitely tend to be a more savory person (my hubby likes sweets) and my weakness is chips, popcorn, nuts, cheesy things etc. And a favorite among those is chips and salsa together. I especially love those crispy tortilla chips and yummy salsa in Mexican restaurants!
I had been looking around on pinterest for different salsa recipes and I pinned this one recently and thought I'd give it a try. I like that it reminds me of the kind you get in a Mexican restaurant. I also was thinking about trying to make more of an effort to make the recipes I find off pinterest and then sharing them here with you - and an honest review of that recipe. So more of my cooking Thursday moments may be just that. Trying out new recipes from pinterest, and even some of my cookbooks, and letting you know how they went. For this recipe it was quite easy - and again so tasty so I would definitely recommend it.
I just threw all of the ingredients in my food processor and then blended it up until it was the consistency I liked (nice and finely chopped up and more liquid to it - like in the restaurants). Plus, the fresh taste is so much better than the jar. Here's the recipe from the blog The Chunky Chef:
one 28-ounce can whole plum tomatoes, including juice
1 small white onion, peeled and roughly chopped
1 or 2 jalepeno peppers, seeded and chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, or to taste
1 teaspoons salt, or to taste
1/4 to 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, optional and to taste
1 or 2 handfuls cilantro leaves (I prefer 2)
about 3 tablespoons lime juice
Add all ingredients to food processor in the order listed. Pulse a few times to break up the large pieces, then process until texture is as smooth as desired.
Taste the salsa and based on personal preference, adjust as necessary.
Transfer to airtight container and let sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or 1 day for best flavor.
Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
You can also find this recipe on my pinterest board labeled "appetizers" and can find that here.
It takes minutes to make then dig in like I did! It's really good after it's chilled a while in the fridge. I put mine in a refrigerated container and it remained fresh for several days.