Saturday was productive day. I got up and headed to the store to get supplies to make homemade salsa. I recruited my mom to help me so I wanted to get to the store and get back before she got here at noon, which I got home with enough time to lay on the couch for 20 or so minutes. When she arrived we began the 4 hour process of making salsa. The main reason Danny and I planted a garden this year was to preserve food and eat stuff that was home grown, which included salsa. Well, our tomatoes were the only thing that did half way decent this year. Those and the sunflowers, which you can't exactly freeze or can to EAT! Whatever. So, since we had enough tomatoes to warrant salsa, I wanted to give it a shot. Neither my mom or I had made salsa before. Well, my mom made fresh salsa one time but it wasn't for canning.
Last week I searched Pinterest for a good recipe. I wanted a Chili's style recipe. I HATE onion-y, cilantro-y salsa. I hate onions and I hate cilantro even more. Chili's is my stuff. Love it. I had seen plenty of copy cat recipes and I knew there had to be on for canning. I mean, if it's not on Pinterest it doesn't exist, right? Right! I found the PERFECT recipe, which you can see HERE! After we spent hours peeling, cutting, chopping, and stirring, we made the BEST salsa. It's perfect and tastes just like Chili's. I am one happy pregnant lady! We only got 8 small jars, but I feel like thats a good first try.
My Sunday? It went something like this: watch all episodes of General Hospital, got get lunch, watch 4 episodes of Law & Order: SVU, make dinner, watch Real Housewives of New Jersey. Diesel and I lounged all. day. long. It was perfect because this week is going to be exhausting!
So on Saturday while the cans were processing, I decided to cut open the small watermelon I got at the grocery earlier in the week. I was expecting a normal watermelon. My mom got a good laugh when she saw my face as I discovered this.