In the past few weeks I have done little cooking. School has started back and I have just been plain exhausted! However, we have managed to squeeze in a few amazing cooking experiences.
First, my dear friend Dacia came over and helped me make salsa. By help me make salsa I really mean she did most of the work while I entertained Mikayla and taste tested the yummy salsa. Here are some photos of the fun afternoon!
The crop needed to make salsa: tomatoes, onions, pepers (bell, jalapeno, banana), apple cider vinegar, sugar, garlic, cilantro and salt. All the veggies are either from our garden or the local Farmer's Market.
Dacia food processing the ingredients for salsa! Just stick it all in the food processor and hit process! She is such a sweet friend to come "help" me make salsa!
Salsa boiling away!
Boiling water and lids for canning! We are getting close...
Jars in the sink awaiting boiling water and then hot salsa! I didn't manage to take a final picture, but we ended up with 16 jars. That should last us at least a month!
Second, after some inspiration from Terry and Dacia, we bought a sushi mat and all the fixings and fixed ourselves some cruchy shrimp rolls. Again, I entertained/fed Mikayla and Ben rolled out the sushi!
Sushi on its way! Seaweed paper + avocado slices + cream cheese + sushi rice + tempura shrimp = ...
... One amazing crunchy shrimp roll!
Last, we made some homemade pizza! The cheese is what really makes the pizza. We use cheese from Kenny’s Cheese here in Kentucky called Kentucky Rose. It really makes the pizza amazing!
Pizza on its way. Crust is from the Amish Market, we cheated with the sauce and bought some from the store, Kenny's KY Rose Cheese, and toppings include onions, bell peppers, jalapenos, banana peppers, ham and bacon! We sprinkled a little Italian seasoning on the top! First bake on a pizza sheet and then when almost finished transfer to a pizza stone to crisp up the crust!
MMM MMM Good! We paired with with 1919 Malbec and it was fantastic!
All this talk of food is making me hungry so I am going to go fix some lunch. What have you been cooking lately?