Monday, January 23, 2012

green food...polaroids

 last week flew by just a little too fast for me.
so it's another monday and this is the second week of my polaroid monday series.  
this one again has a colored theme...green.
it started out just food themed, but as i was going through the pics i noticed that green was in every picture...so here we are with green food polaroid monday.

the colder weather always makes me want soup.  
this tortilla soup is one of my favorites.  
it usually consists of :
chicken
black beans 
rice and 
whatever veggies i have on hand 
(carrots, celery, corn, tomatoes, etc)
onions and garlic

the toppings are what really make this soup oh so yummy:
cheese
cilantro
lemon juice
chips
diced onions
and diced avocados
 a couple years back my brother gave me a salsa recipe that consisted of tomatillos.  
before that i had never seen or used tomatillos. 
 now i can't make salsa without them.  
if you have never used them you should give them a try.  they come with a thin paper like skin that is easily peeled off.  i usually put them in boiling water just long enough until they change color.  they start out green then change to a lighter yellowish green.
 andy is the real salsa king in our house but i really enjoy making salsa also...and i especially love eating it!

i never really measure or count what goes into my salsa but this is a loose recipe of this super easy salsa:

10 tomatillos
2 avocados
2 garlic cloves
1-2 serrano chiles
salt to taste

boil tomatillos.  blend all ingredients except salt in a blender.
add salt and pulse.
taste. 
then eat about half of a bag of chips with your yummy salsa.

 i told you i love me some soup.  i had never made this soup before but i will definitely be making it again.
i tried this recipe for these sticky buns.  
i grew up eating pull-aparts at my grandparent's house.  oh my!
so when i saw this recipe i wanted to give it a try.  it sounded pretty easy with the frozen dough.  mine didn't come out looking like hers...i think because my package of frozen dough came with three loaves instead of two so i made two different trays.  mine came out a little dry and just a little burnt.
still pretty yummy though...it's probably good they didn't come out like hers or else i probably would have eaten the whole tray.

i'm kind of liking this colored theme, i think i might stick with it for my polaroid mondays...we'll see.
happy monday!

4 comments:

  1. yum! all of this is making me so hungry! :0)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am GREEN with envy over your great pictures and fun blog!
    I have to get to the bus stop right now and all I want to do is read your blog and make that salsa!!!
    I LOVE SALSA
    seriously
    I could drink it

    have a wonderful monday!
    can't wait to read more...

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am GREEN with envy over your great pictures and fun blog!
    I have to get to the bus stop right now and all I want to do is read your blog and make that salsa!!!
    I LOVE SALSA
    seriously
    I could drink it

    have a wonderful monday!
    can't wait to read more...

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sticky buns? The answer will always be yes. :)

    Loving your color theme and new polaroid mondays!

    xo
    corntie

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by!