Monday, August 17, 2009

The BEST Salsa recipe EVER!

At my recent housewarming party, I made my homemade salsa which always seems to be a big hit! After NUMEROUS guests threatened to take the entire salsa bowl and hoard it I promised to post my recipe here on my blog so everyone can enjoy it at home.

My family makes a similar recipe that I have made changes to called is Bobby Sox Salsa. I don't have a name for mine yet... So if you think of the perfect name post it in a comment here! :)

In a blender mix:
2 cans Mexican style tomatoes
1 seranno pepper (top cut off)
1 bunch of green onions (greens and roots chopped off)
1 bunch of cilantro (stems chopped off)
1 clove of garlic
salt and pepper

Blend for 10 seconds on high and serve with chips! (Juanita's chip are our favorite!!)
THE salsa gets better as it sits! If you're serving it at a party I would make it a few hours ahead of time and put it in the fridge.

I'm telling you... once you try this recipe you will never go back to whatever salsa you were having before!!


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back to School!!!!

Well not quite yet but since that was the activity du jour I thought I rant about it!.

I LOVE back to school time! The change in weather, the kids excitement and the QUIET HOUSE... well for a couple hours anyway! I love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils and new shoes right out of the box... I know I'm weird but hey... you've all had fair warning!

Now as much as I love back to school I do have one gripe... I am back to school BROKE!!

The supply lists seem to get longer each year, the kids are growing like WEEDS and need not only a school outfit but new shoes, etc. Then of course there are the registration fees, sport fees, room party money, field trip money, lunch money.... AHHH!! Does it EVER end?!

I've spent over $150 in the last 2 days on supplies and fees and the kids haven't even stepped foot in their classrooms yet! OI!!

So... let's just suffice it to say that I'm greatful for the public school system and the education my kids have been getting. Because if this is what public school costs IMAGINE what private school would run me! YIKES!!

See there is always a silver lining!! Happy back to school to all parents and kids out there.... thought I'm pretty sure that some kids won't think it's "happy" :)