Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Best Salsa You'll Ever Make

I'm still not sewing yet, but at least I'm getting back in the swing of cooking.  I found this recipe and tweaked it a bit to make it mine.  OH, it is SO good, and I'll definitely be making it often this summer.

Fresh Salsa:

1 large tomato, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons lime juice

Easy peasy.  It's best to make it a couple of hours early and let it chill.

We had this on grilled chicken tacos, with some baked tortilla chips on the side.  YUMMO!

The foot is doing better.  It's still swollen, but feeling better.  Hard to wear shoes, but I have one pair of sandals that work well so I'm living in them.

The unpacking.....continues......  Slow and steady wins the race, huh?  Hubby spent most of the weekend working in the garage while I worked on the sewing room (big surprise!)  I hope to be sewing SOON!

Does anyone else out there watch Barter Kings?  I'm a bit obsessed with this show.  These guys make a living from bartering stuff on Craiglist.  Each week they trade "up" - for example they might trade a $200 laptop for a $500 generator.  Then they trade the $500 generator for a $1500 motorcycle.  And so on and so forth until the end of the show they have something amazing like a motorhome.

So this weekend I put my barter britches on and got on Craigslist.  We have this hulking big exercise machine filling up space in the new garage.  I tried to sell it on Craigslist before we moved with no luck.  It needed to be GONE.  So I cruised the Barter listings until I found something I might want.  BINGO!  Serger.  I don't have a serger.  It's not something I'd use often, but it would be nice to have when I need it.  I zapped off an e-mail.

Not only did I get a bite, but the serger owner came to our house Saturday and hauled away the exercise machine - we didn't even have to break our backs to deliver it.  So that's the story of how I got a (free) Brother Serger this weekend.

1 comment:

Gene Black said...

The salsa sounds wonderful.. I will have to try this.