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If you’ve followed me for any time at all, you’ve probably noticed that sometimes random things just come into my head, out of my mouth, and now they show up in SRFD. Seriously, you’re probably wondering what do textbooks and salsa have in common? Really not much of anything!
The spring semester starts on Monday so I had to go by the college today to pick up a textbook. OK. Before I go on I want to address textbooks. Good gosh – this book was $141.75. Every two years it seems they change books and then you have to buy new. Whatever. I feel blessed to be able to go to school. Just call me Pollyanna!
I’m not a hard core student taking every class I can cram into my schedule. I take classes one or two at a time because I’m obsessed with keeping my “A” average and because the cost is spread out a little more. And of course I work full time, take care of three dogs, a cat, a husband, a house, blah blah blah! Somewhere in there I try to enjoy the outdoors, blogging, cooking and traveling. If I take more classes than I can maintain, I’m at risk for a meltdown that will involve tears and great amounts of self doubt. I’m one of those people that can take a lot, but know my limits. If the glass overflows, it’s not pretty.
See how I’ve gotten off track again? Maybe this is an end of the week thing for me.
One more time … while at school today, standing in line waiting to get inside the bookstore, I started to think about what I could make for dinner. I started thinking about the ingredients in the fridge trying to remember what needed to be used soon. I remembered the Cilantro left over from a previous recipe and Monterey Jack cheese from the New Year’s Spinach Dip. I started thinking how good nachos, burritos, or Quesadillas with salsa would be. Then I remembered that Ree (The Pioneer Woman) recently posted her Restaurant Style Salsa recipe, and dinner was born (in my head at least!)
I then realized I had to stop by the grocery store to pick up a few things to make the salsa. I had Cilantro, but needed Rotel, canned tomatoes, an onion, a jalapeno and limes. All I really had on hand was one ingredient. By the time I got through the line at the bookstore, went to the grocery store and got home, feed the animals, started laundry and put the groceries away, the only thing I made was the salsa. It will be better if it sits overnight anyway and dinner tomorrow is definately half way there.
The salsa was easy to make and it tastes spicy good. I’ll cut the recipe in half next time because it made a lot of salsa! We’ll be eating it for a while, on a lot of things 🙂