Friday, August 12, 2011

Salsa Verde

So last week this guy I work with brought in the most amazing salsa verde I've ever put in my mouth. I can't even begin to describe how amazing this stuff was.  I asked him how he made it, and he told me, and I thought I did exactly what he said. He basically threw all these items in a food processor, let it set overnight and wah lah there you have it.  Welllll, not so much for me.  I did what he said, I swear I did, but it sure didn't turn out as good as his.  It was still delicious, don't get me wrong, but it was not the same.  After I made this I looked up salsa verde recipes and almost all of them have you boiling the tomatillos (green tomatoes) or roasting them before you chop/blend them up. Hmm. Maybe that was it. He sure didn't tell me that part! I actually ended up throwing in a few beef steak tomatoes last night just for fun. It is still super yummy and I'll be making it again, or something like it, when we go to the beach next week!

What you will need:
1.5 lbs Tomatillos, husked and washed
1 red onion
1 lime
1 bunch of cilantro (I used about a 1/4 of it)
4 cloves garlic (might be too much for some)
1 anaheim pepper
2 large red tomatoes
salt to taste

New favorite lately

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Just a few updates...

  • Molly has been great since she had her surgery last Thursday.  Since the moment she got home she was back to her same ol' self and the only way we knew she had surgery was the 5 inch incision on her belly.  I'll be taking her stitches out in another week and she will be all good to go! 
  • Sunday we woke up and headed to Cornerstone Presbyterian Church for the morning service.  Aus and I are in the process of church "shopping" to find a good fit for us + our future family.  We've shopped around a bit before but this time we are determined not to stop until we find the perfect little church for us.  We liked this one pretty well but we are going to try out a few other services before we make a final decision.
  • We shopped a bit later that day (tax free weekend, holla!) and relaxed at home with Abs.  We had typical Sunday night Mexican after we dropped her off with her mom then came home and did WPP work the rest of the night.  We have been so busy.
  • This coming Saturday (13th) marks the first day of our huge wedding stretch so we are preparing for that.  Tying up loose ends with clients, catching up on all our taxes and accounts and mentally preparing for these long hours. We love it though.  We do have a nice week long break in between all this madness. OBX in 10 days!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hiiiiii, Caroline! We can't wait to meet you!

Saturday we drove down to Greenville for Alissa + baby Caroline's shower. Aus drove Abi and me down and he hung with his dad and brother while all us ladies did our thing. Liss looked so so pretty and everything was perfect.  Her due date is October 5th so that means little Caroline could be here in 6-8 weeks! AHH! So soon!   

 Abi practicing!

 Liss and the grandma's :)

Our boys! 

Such a fun day and I can not wait to be an auntie!!! :)