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Garden Fresh Salsa September 2, 2011

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I never thought I’d really get into tending to a garden.  My hubby really wanted to have a garden so he and his mom planted a few things this spring.  I’ve been tending and watering the plants all summer and get great joy when something is ready to pick!  I was elated the other night to see one cucumber growing and getting ready to ripen.  I don’t even like cucumbers.  Anyway, the main reason we wanted to have a garden was to make homemade salsa.  This was our first attempt.  Everything came from our garden except the onion, lime and cilantro. 

We cut up all the ingredients and put them in the food processor. 

Salsa Recipe

3 tomatoes

1/2 onion

2 jalapeno peppers (one w/ seeds and one w/out)

1 green pepper

cilantro to taste


1/2 lime (squeezed)

Let her rip!  We thought next time we would chop the veggies less to make a chunkier salsa.



Chicken Soft Tacos June 12, 2011

Filed under: Tasty Bits — tidbittimes @ 10:56 pm
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Last week we were pretty adventurous and tried some new recipes.  We had made this one before, but I thought it was even better the second time we tried it.  This is a super easy crock pot recipe so you don’t have to start up the oven in the hot weather.  Just make it in the morning and let it cook itself — my kind of cooking!

I found the recipe in “The ‘Hood” magazine (Aug/Sept 2010 free issue).  The recipe was submitted by Carri McMahan Crum.  Give it a try, it is great.  We had enough for supper and two lunches during the week.  I don’t even typically like leftovers, and ate it twice as leftovers 😉 

Chicken Soft Tacos

1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast

1 package taco seasoning

1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilis

12 whole wheat tortillas

Optional Toppings: sour cream, cheese, lettuce, onions


Put the chicken in a crock pot and cover with Rotel and taco seasoning.  Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours, or until it easily shreds.  Remove the chicken, shred it, and return it to the juice.  Stir and serve on tortillas or taco shells with your favorite taco toppings. 


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