Monday, August 22, 2011

Cross it off the list!

Cross it off the list!
A few weeks ago I started my 30 for 30 list that can be found here. I came up with some stuff that I wanted to do in the next couple of year. One of the things on my list was to can something the old fashioned way. My mother of course reads my blog and jumped right in to help. We decided to can some salsa. Let me tell you this is a decent amount of work. My hat is off to people who do this for more than one veggie. We decided we wanted to make some salsa to keep. My mom went to the farmers auction and bought massive amount of tomato's. A ten pound crate was 3 dollars!  SO CHEAP!Can you believe that!? Grocery stores make me sick ( I'll save that for another rant).

So I set to work cutting the top core off a load of Roma tomatoes. Then we processed them
Then we added processed onions
Then a lot of cilantro
lime juice
bell peppers
a few hot peppers
I decided to do half the batch with corn and black beans! nom nom
I don't think we really measured anything we just kept adding and mixing to the pot till it looked like salsa. Then we would taste it and add a little more of something else.

Here is the batch with all the ingredients!

Before- during- after (span of 4 hourish)

The finished product!

I was alot of work but the salsa turned out so good! I think it is better than what we normally buy in the store. Now I have plenty of salsa to last for several months.

While I was inside slaving away over a hot stove I noticed one of my fur babies was missing. I went outside to track down the little baby and what did I find. A very guilty WET DOG. She had taken it upon herself to walk down to the pond and do a little swimming! BAD DOG. She was so stinking cute and guilty that I didn't really have it in me to be mad at her. I mean how often does a city dog get to swim in a pond. I am sure the temptation was just to great for a golden retriever!

Have a Happy Monday everyone!


Sharon said...

YUM i love salsa! this looks really delicious, i might have to try it myself! what a cute pup :] golden retrievers absolutely melt my heart <3

xx sharon/lemonontherocks

Anonymous said...

oh looks delicious!!! yummmmmm!! i could live off salsa for the rest of my life!

Ashley said...

yum, now bring some to work please... :)

Katie said...

YUMMY! Love salsa so much

Holly said...

How fun!! That salsa looks so yummy, I bet you will enjoy that!! Aww silly dog :) I love when dogs do something bad but they are cute about it and you can't punish them!

Whitney said...

Looks so tasty. You go girlfriend!

Kristen said...

Homemade salsa is really good! That sounds so good now. haha

Susan said...

That looks ridiculously good! Good for you to make it homemade, it's always better that way! Happy Monday!

Sarah said...

Yum salsa! That's so crafty of you!

Laura Darling said...

Oooh that looks so good! Good for you for trying canning! I've always been too intimidated!

Miss Amy said...

delish!!! I must try it!

Andi said...

New reader here. I love your blog and the picture of your very guilty wet dog absolutely made my day. Haha