Today I finally have my sassy little salsa recipe (now that I have a camera battery charger again) and the next bird in the 10 birds installment!
I also have two little necklaces to share that I am over the top excited about! I learned how to make these at Inspired back in May and I am just now getting around to getting around to them!
One they're done, load everything up into a deep dish pan (like a 9 x 13)
You don't want to loose the juices!!!
Inside the house in a nice dry pan, slow roast some peeled garlic.
(the house will start to smell like heaven after about 10 minutes)
(I usually make a giant batch to use in other recipes throughout the week)
(toss the extra garlic in a baggie in the fridge to store)
Place the tomatoes in batches into the food processor.
(since I'm not a real food blogger I left all the green bits from the green puree mix)
(I have to do this in batches since we make such a gigantic amount every week)
(if I added them all in at once we'd have Mount St. Tomato all over the counter)
(don't ask me how I know this either)
Mix the green puree with the red puree and POOF... you have amazing salsa!
(refrigerate it and adjust the salt to taste)
(if it's not hot enough you can add dried crushed red peppers and that will zing up it good)
The Chops Family Salsa Recipe (adapted from a recipe given to me by Maria McCousinChops)
Ratios (adjust in increments to make more, more, more)
5 roma tomatoes
1 small white onion
1/2 t salt
1 T lime juice
1 - 2 small peeled and roasted garlic cloves
1 - 2 T cilantro (adjust up or down to taste)
Blacked tomatoes, jalapenos and onions on a grill or in the broiler of the oven.
Roast the peeled garlic in a dry non-stick pan (until they have little black bubbles on all sides)
Puree the jalapenos, lime juice, salt, white onions, garlic cloves, and cilantro. Remove it from the food processor. Add the tomatoes to the food processor and puree to desired chunkiness (or smoothness).
Mix the green puree with the tomato puree and adjust the salt to taste. If you want it spicier add in a little dried crushed red pepper. Refrigerate until nicely chilled and enjoy!
I traced the wing onto stiff felt and then covered it with fabric. I used my sewing machine to stitch all around the wing to secure the fabric to the felt!
MomChops made up a bunch these small crocheted flowers for me months ago and I have been waiting on the perfect project to use them on!
You can get the PDF pattern for Bird #3 right HERE!
I first saw these as part of a little workshop at Inspired back in May. I had lunch with a couple of girls who had taken the class and they explained how incredibly easy they were to make! So I added it my insanely long list of projects to try! I was going to post a video to show you how to make them, but honestly it's just easier to link you over to the best video I found! You can see it HERE. It was put together by a place that's local to me (Auntie's Beads)!
I decided that if this will work with beads then surely it would also work with buttons! So I gave it a try with some teal buttons and I am just over the top excited about it!
I made it exactly as they shared
("I" crochet hook, size 26 gauge craft craft wire (from JoAnns) and an assortment 15 beads/buttons)
You simply MUST make one of these!
They are crazy easy and totally fun!!!
I am working on a tall choker collar for my sister in green, teal and orange (with silver wire)
I'll share that next week!
I hope you all have a lovely (and crafty) week and thanks a TON for all of your wonderful comments and emails week after week!
I loves the lot of yas!