Sunday, January 3, 2010

Salsa Addiction, bad dog, and Being a "No" Mom

Sigh... My name is Lynnet and I'm addicted to Pam's Salsa. As I sit here facing you now, I have a cup of Pam's Salsa and Chili's chips in front of me. I can't say that I really want to be cured of this... I'm not a huge salsa fan, but my dear Sisterchick Pam does an awesome job (her hubby is an awesome griller as well). She can be brutally honest, very open, has the best sense of humor, and is TONS of fun. I very much appreciate her friendship. She's my kind of cook - a little of this and a little of that... She is often heard saying "Oh I don't measure - just taste it and add what you need."
Pam's Salsa 1 29 oz. can stewed tomatoes 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce Season with salt Add 1 tsp - 1 Tbsp cilantro (fresh is best) to taste. Dice up 1 jalapeno, de-seed if you don't want it as hot Garlic - only take a few cloves (or you can add minced garlic if you don't have fresh) Sugar - a handful or about 2 tbsp. This is to taste as well.
Put into food processor and pulse a few times.
Today we came home from church to find Lady, our German Shepard, somehow pulled my favorite cast iron skillet off the counter and the handle BROKE off in the process... BAD DOG! Yes, this is the dog that has discovered that the sound of Styrofoam equals ribs from Chilis. She even gets excited when we get eggs from the fridge... We need a 911 Nanny for our dog! Last month I began planning what kind of baby gift to give a dear friend who is expecting in late March and I finally came up with a Rag Quilt after seeing it in Just for Fun fabric store . Of course I have to make one before I do the baby quilt, so I started last week with some denim I had in my fabric stash. It looked easy enough, and I was able to find great directions in two different blogs: Green Apple Orchard and Jen Yu. I Hope to have it finished this month. Thankfully the baby quilt will be on a MUCH smaller scale! Here are some really cute rag quilts that I've found: Girly Modern, The Green Room, Girlie Rag, and Little Boy Blue. Okay, I'm just going to say that I wouldn't trade being a mom - my life has been changed drastically and enriched so much by being a mom to our kids. Now that that is said, there are days that I don't like ALL that comes with being a mom. Like having to be the Movie Monitor... They know better to ask me because I always look the movies up on Plugged In Online... Oldest came to me while I was working on lesson plans. I knew he wanted something because he came in and stood there grinning. The boy DOES NOT talk much - I think he's afraid he's going to use up those 25 words that God allows him each day! So he mentions that he, Only, and another friend wanted to go see a new popular movie out. Patiently he planted himself in the recliner as I began to read... I finally told them they could go watch the movie they wanted if they would eat my special brownies... that's another story. It must have taken almost an hour of searching RedBox, and Flixter before they finally decided to skip the theater and just rent a movie... If you'll excuse me, I have to get some more chips so I can eat the rest of this salsa and finish lessons plans.

1 comment:

Lorie said...

I need some chili chips....where would one get those?