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Friday, November 20, 2009

Gymnastics and salsa

I want to thank everyone for all your sweet well wishes. My headaches are completely gone and I feel sooooo much better.

It has been a busy last week or so partly due to some projects K has been working on. They have been doing a unit called See the USA. She was responsible for research and 5 projects (one being a report) on 5 different sites across the USA. She created a t-shirt, poster, mobile and a diarama. I am so proud of how hard she worked, there were several nights that she had no free time at all. Everything was due yesterday and today they are having a Taste of Americana party. I made some of my yummy salsa for her class. I told her teacher I would send her the recipe so I thought I would share it with you too.

Texan Salsa

1 (16 oz) can crushed tomatoes
2 (16 oz) cans diced tomatoes
1 small can green chilies
1 medium onion
2 large jalapenos (seeded and chopped)
2 gloves garlic
1/2 c. chopped fresh cilantro (I add a little bit more)
2 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. sugar
salt to taste

Combine all ingredients.
*my family does not like chunks in their salsa so I put everything in the blender and puree it. It's much quicker that way too. :)

I am looking forward to this weekend. L has her first gymnastics meet of the season this weekend. She has been working so hard and has come so far. It should be good meet.

I wanted to share another project with you today. I created these tags for the Emma's Paperie blog this last week. I had so much fun making these. Each tag is printed on grid paper and inked for a worn look. I added lace to the bottom of each of the tags and lots of sparkles. Hope you enjoy them. I will be adding these to my Etsy shop if anyone is interested in purchasing them. :)

Have a great weekend!!!


Terri Davenport said...

Fabulous tags! I'm not a big fan of chunky salsa either but don't know why I never thought of blending it. I'll definitely have to try your recipe. Thanks!

Mary Rogers said...

super cute tags Lisa!!

Linda Rodriguez said...

Yum, your salsa sounds divine! The blender is a great idea; that's what we have to do at my house as well.

And, my goodness, Lisa!! Could your tags be any cuter??? I love them! If I didn't feel such guilt over having everything I need and more to make my own tags, I would SO buy them! ;)

Jen Martakis said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling better. Headaches are the worst.

I love salsa, looks like a wonderful recipe. yummy!

Your tags are incredible, the cutest ever!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Oh, these woolies are so super cute! I have to go buy some from Emma's right now!!!


Michelle Lanning said...

ohhhh I LOVE those tags - simply adorable!

Linda Beeson said...

Your tags are just plain CUTE!

Chrispea said...

Love those tags! They're adorable! I'm glad your headaches have gone away, those are the worst. Sometimes a super hot shower does the trick for me.

Thanks for the recipe. I've never made homemade salsa, even tho it's so super easy.

take care!

Sherry Wright said...

Glad you're feeling better! The tags are so adorable and your card below is amazing. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Charlene said...

Oh Lisa, those tags are sooooo sweet!!! Have a beautiful weekend and I will have to try that salsa...sounds good! Char

krista said...

These tags are so beautiful!