Friday, September 19, 2008

Salsa Recipe-CAN YOU SAY YUM?

10 lbs tomatoes
4-5 bell peppers (any color, I used green and yellow)
4-10 jalepenos (depending on how spicy you want it, I used 4 or 5)
4 tsp minced garlic
2 (5.5 oz) cans tomato paste
1 1/4 c vinegar (I used white, but I think any kind works)
2 Tbsp salt
6 Tbsp sugar
4 tsp paprika
1 c chopped cilantro (I used 2 cups cuz I LOVE cilantro)

Chop tomatoes and peppers and throw them in a big pot on the stove. Add all ingredients and bring to a boil over med/hi heat. Turn down and simmer uncovered I hour, stirring occasionally. Pour salsa in jars (what ever size you want) and give them a hot water bath. Boil 20 min for pint jars and 25 min for quart jars. (EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY!)

I actually got the recipe from a friend of a friend (or something like that) you can add or subtract anything you want. I don't think you can mess it up. I doubled the recipe when I made it because my friend and I were making some together. And I didn't use a pressure cooker, just a regular hot water bath. As long as your jars seal, the salsa will be fine (so no need to worry about pressure cooking). We eat the salsa really fast anyway! We are oinkers! Good luck fellow salsa makers! (Scroll down to see pics of the end product).

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Canning Galore

I bought 43 lbs of peaches from a farm in Yakima (thru a lady in our ward). What can you do with 43 lbs of peaches??? CAN!!!! I got 35 quarts of deliciousness!!! Luckily my friend helped me and so it didn't take too long!! The very next day I went to the local farmers market and bought some fresh tomatoes and peppers (my garden tomatoes are not ripe yet) and I made 16 jars of salsa!!! It turned out sooooo yummy!!! I also made some fresh peach die for! Don't bee fooled though, I am only this domestic once a year. I am so sick of canning and baking/cooking, I don't want to do any more work EVER!!

Syd loves Kindergarten! I guess she got 2 time outs the other day in will never guess what for???? HUGGING A BOY!!!! YIKES. The flirting begins!! She knows now to keep her hands to herself! :0) I loved this pic of Landon flashing his gang sign....he is too precious! Wes is busy making up stories and enjoying preschool!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Blessing Day

SOOOO sad....I don't have blessing day pictures, but none the less, it did happen. I didn't have time to take pics before church and during church Landon spit up ALL over his clothes, therefore I didn't get a pic in his cute clothes! Oh well. The blessing was great except the microphone didn't work, but I still heard everything, thank goodness! Landon was a very happy baby and there was no cell phone ringing in the middle of the blessing (if you don't know the story, when my nephew was getting blessed his dad's cell phone rang through the whole thing. HA).

Landon is really growing fast. He is over 10 lbs now and this week he started is a pic of him halfway smiling! I forgot to mention Aaron's work had a "diaper shower" for us last week. We got 15 packs (BIG PACKS) of diapers!!! Isn't that AWESOME? We won't have to buy diapers until he is in size 4!!!

Wes started preschool this morning and Sydnie is at school too so I am home alone with Landon and it's crazy weird! It's so quiet and I am not sure what to do (other than my HUGE list of to do things). Poor Wes didn't get his pic taken this morning on his 1st day of school, I just TOTALLY forgot. I will take some tomorrow and post later!

Today we are going to the fair, after school. It's free admission today and so I thought we should go take advantage of it!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First Day of School!!!

It was Sydnie's first day of KINDERGARTEN today! What a BIG girl. Her school is just down the street and so we can walk (which is nice because we don't have to be stuck in the traffic jam of a parking lot and it's good to loose some baby weight for me). Her teacher's name is Mrs. Coyote. She is extremely nice. Syd doesn't know anyone in her class (yet) because all her church friends are at a different school. She did so awesome though and there were no tears from either of us. Here are some FDOS pictures of my BIG school age girl! WE LOVE SYD!!! I also had to throw one in of Landon...I LOVE this pic!

In other news...I got a speeding ticket first one!!! I guess there is a 1st for everything! I was driving past the high school (which I do this quite often) and the speed limit is 30. Since today was the 1st day of school, the speed limit was 20. OOPS. I didn't even think about this because I go on this street ALL the time, plus it was 11:30 and there was NOT A STUDENT AROUND. Oh well, the law is the law and I broke it. Too bad the law is so expensive! $210! Did you know that fines are doubled in a school zone? I didn't! :0(

Landon and Wes went to the doc today. Landon is 10 lbs and Wes is 37. My big boys! Syd also got a cavity filled today! BUSY BUSY day. Hopefully tomorrow is not as CRAZY!