Whew! I'm so glad you guys told me that my scales were broken. I checked, and sure enough, they're broken. I'm skinny again! It's magic! I think it might be snowing outside too!
I sat out on the back porch this morning and had my coffee, crocheted, and checked my email. It was cool enough to do that for a while with the ceiling fan on, but then it got too hot and I moved inside.
Here's the view from the other end of the porch. We have a loooong porch. It's the first thing we had done when we moved in. They only had a concrete slab about 4' x 4' with no cover. They lived with that stupid stoop for a porch for 11 years. Weirdos!
I have a secret for you.
Are you ready?...
This stuff is so great. Shhhhh! Don't tell anybody! Buy it and bury it in your freezer. You can take it out of the cardboard tray and put it in a glass dish and nobody will know it isn't homemade! It's THAT good. And it looks homemade too. I've never had a frozen meal that could really pass for homemade, but this one does. You just need 1 1/2 hours for it to heat through completely. There are lots of chunks of white chicken in there too. They didn't skimp on the meat. It says it's, "Family Size," but I got three good-sized servings out of it.
I made a new recipe last night for a side dish. It was kind of weird having tortilla chips and salsa with the noodle dish, but whatever. It was good.
Here's the recipe for Fresh Summer Salsa:
Two large cucumbers, peeled, seeded & chopped
Three Roma tomatoes, seeded & chopped
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
Purdy, ain't it?
One or two fresh jalapenos, seeded & chopped
(They're not hot at all when you seed them)
1 clove or 2 tsp chopped garlic
2 tsp dried parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Leave it in your bowl like this without stirring, cover it, and put it in the fridge until you're ready to eat it.
Then stir together in a small bowl:
1/4 cup sour cream
Two tsp lemon juice
Two tsp lime juice
1/4 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
Add to your chopped veggies and stir well to combine.
Serve with tortilla chips.
I hate it when people split up their recipes between pictures, don't you? It makes it hard to copy and paste to print it without the pictures. And I just did it. Forgive me this one time.