Thursday, March 8, 2007


I love a good party and normally I'm on time. So does fashionably late count?

Welcome to my blog! Come in and stay a while. mostly i talk about my kids and my crafts. Occasionally I'll talk about other things..
I love coffee and if i meet you in person you're going to bet I brew a pot and sit there talking your ear off. Something about needing adult conversation. LOL
Go on over to 5 Minutes for Mom and get their invitation, you still have a few hours. if you're a night owl like me that is.
I'm sitting here racking my brain trying to figure out what recipe to share with Ya'll and for the life of me i can't even bring one to mind... at least not one I've not shared before.. sigh.
it's a party though so I'll share with you my salsa/pico recipe off the top of my head.
Ok so it's all about how you feel.
Allena's Make It (up as you go) Salsa.
take 2 or 3 good sized tomatoes
2 jalapeno peppers and one habenero (i don't know how to spell it, the really hot small ones) pepper and maybe a yellow banana pepper. depending on how HOT you want this salsa/pico
one or two onions. depending on the size.
you'll also need a lime and some cilantro fresh is always best but dry works too.
oh and some salt and pepper.

so dice and chop up those tomatoes and put them in the bowl. Sometimes I'll blanch and peel the tomatoes but if I'm in a hurry or wanting a real fresh taste I won't. (what ever bowl you plan on serving this salsa in I'm all about less is best with dishes)
chop up the onion ( i use my PC food chopper) add it to the bowl.
now is when we get serious take your peppers and cut them in half and seed them. (this means removing the seeds, i know you know that but what about the others?)
Now chop and dice these peppers very small. And while you're doing this don't touch your eyes or nose b/c the juices will burn them and you'll regret it! Now add them to the bowl.
Stir it up add some salt and pepper to taste. Cut your lime in half and juice half of it over your mixture. Half should be good but if you want to add the rest. chop up some cilantro or measure out some from your spice rack. mix up your salsa and let it set in the fridge for an hour or so.
then take it out and enjoy with chips or pretzels. it should stay good in the fridge for 2 days or so.
Hint: If you mix some with an egg and cook it up in the skillet and then wrap it up in a tortilla it makes a really YUMMY breakfast!

Anyways Enjoy! i hope you have a wonderful rest of the PARTY!


wendy35 said...

Welcome to the Party! Drop by and say Hi anytime. I am #883.
Happy Blogging!

blackpurl said...

that salsa sounds great! I am #140... stop by anytime!

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

I am amazed by the response to the party invitation! So many new folks are participating . . . it's just great!

The party is in full swing over at my place . . .c'mon over!

Leslie said...

Yum! That sounds kind of like the salsa I make...but I add a whole peeled chopped cucumber and some bell peppers too. Oh and minced garlic.

Just stopping in for the party! Sorry I'm late!

Monkey Giggles said...

Swinging in for the party. Welcome. I am glad you could make it...

I am having another party favor give away over at monkey giggles. Come on over when ya get a chance.


Liz said...

Hi, there - wow, you've got a nice place here, fresh brewed coffee and everything! - welcome to the party and now I'm hungry for dip!


Ribbon Rock Star said...

Nice to meet ya!!

Enjoy the party.


Michelle said...

Yay! for parties! I didn't have any good recipies to share . . but man, I'm kinda sorry I didn't.

Heidi said...

Welcome to the party! Better late than never! I love fresh salsa! Thanks for sharing!

Jess said...

Hey gal. Thanks for popping over and the salsa recipe,I never thought to make my own. Hope to read more soon.

Karen is Thrifty said...

Thanks for visiting my site. Welcome to the party. My husband and I really like pico de gallo, guacamole dip, salsa verde, and all that good Mexican stuff. There is a Mexican restaurant here that serves salsa blanco. Do you have a recipe for it? It tastes like it might have sour cream, mayo, maybe some ranch seasoning? Not exactly sure.

Thrifty Mommy

Garnet said...

Garnet's Salsa Hint!
use those disposable (sp?) gloves working with the Jalpanos! Before I start cutting them I just slip the gloves on and after I dump them in the bowl I take them off. I have a great friend who made salsa and the next morning after his shower, put his contacts in! Yes, you guessed it! His eyeballs were on fire.

Rona's Home Page said...

Glad that you joined the Blog Party.

Laurel Wreath said...

It was so nice to meet you, and girl "you had me at coffee" =))))

Michelle said...

Thanks for swinging by my party . . . only now getting back to return visits . . . I like the way you cook. It must be from the same cookbook I have!

Storm said...

Nice to meet you. I am from PA, too. I came here via the blog party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom.

Brandie said...

Hello! So nice to stop by and meet you. I'm still trying to make the rounds! Salsa sounds yummy!