Monday, February 8, 2010

Great salsa and a funny commercial

I tried two new recipes this weekend, getting both from The Pioneer Woman Cooks! website. I like trying new things now and then and figured I had plenty of time, what with being snowbound all weekend.

Saturday night, I made [Pioneer Woman’s Mushroom Soup] for dinner and served it with some rustic toasted bread. Now I love the P-Dub, I really do, but I must say that I did not love this mushroom soup. I wanted to, I really did. My husband asked where the real mushroom soup was. And I agreed with him. I like [my own recipe] better. You may like it, though!

What I did love was the next recipe I tried. For the Super Bowl, I made her [Restaurant Style Salsa] just to see whether or not I’d like it.

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And the heavens opened up and angels sang. Can I tell you something? I love this salsa. This is not the salsa that you get in a jar from the supermarket. This is real, honest-to-goodness flavor. I will tell you that it has quite a nice kick, so if you’re not into the heat you may want to delete the jalapeno pepper from the recipe. The green chilies in the Ro-Tel diced tomatoes are probably enough for most people. But I loved the extra heat that the jalapeno packed.

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There are just a few ingredients and I used my blender. Perfect salsa that took about five minutes.

We’re watching the Super Bowl and school has already been cancelled for tomorrow. Today I accomplished my single goal which was to hike down to the end of the driveway and back up. It took me an hour through deep snow to hike the third-of-a-mile-long road but I did it. And my knees are only complaining just a little bit.

I’m not really into the game like my husband is. But I do enjoy the witty commercials. Here’s my favorite so far.

Have a great Monday, all!

Love,

24 comments:

Emom said...

Now that is one sick commercial...I usually love PW's recipes too, her onion soup is good. Go Colts!(can't help it if I was born a Baltimoron?!).....yeah I know...smiles.

Oz Girl said...

Ok, I'm always game to try a new salsa recipe, so based on your recommendation, I just HAVE to try this one. It's making my mouth water just looking at your photo.

I've seen several other bloggers say that her cookbook is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. So it's sorta kinda on my wish list now?

And I've heard {here on the net} that everyone is likin' that Doritos commercial. :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the little boy who tells his mother's date to keep his hands off his (the boy's) mom and his Doritos!

My (retired) husband was going to make PW's Italian Drip Beef but couldn't find the pkg seasoning and wouldn't use regular Italian seasoning. He'll probably have it cooked when I get home from work tomorrow!
GillLink

Nicolezmomma said...

I was studying for a class when my husband burst out laughing and told me about the commercial. It was as funny as he said it was.

Thanks for posting.

DesertHen said...

That commercial was too funny!! The salsa recipe looks so good, so I must put it on the list of things to try. We are having football food, watching the game, enjoying a little wine and a fire in the fireplace.

Michelle said...

thats funny!

Flea said...

MY SAINTS WON! MY SAINTS WON!!!!!

Char said...

i forgot that one as it was early - very funny.

i find PW's recipes to be sort of hit or miss. i've had some bombs and some good ones. the beef and mushrooms is pretty good.

Christine said...

That one was great. Of course, I liked the chicken one better. The chicken in the space suit you couldn't hear screaming made me lose it.

Amy said...

Hahahaha...the kids and I loved that commercial!! FUNNY!! Oh I wish I could get the ingredients for that salsa...might ask my dad to bring some of those things over this summer also...looks YUMMY....
Have a great day!

Julie Harward said...

I loved the commercials the best, the game..not for me! The salsa looks very good..yummy! The soup..hum..you know, I really think there are many women out there that cook as good or better than she does, many wonderful recipes passed down that are tried and true. Have a good day tomorrow..maybe you'll get the rest of the week off too! Come say hi :D

The Weaver of Grass said...

Your area is featuring in our newspapers and on the TV because of your snow. We are just having showers of it at present but I am afraid to say that what you get on the east side we often get a few days later.

dibear said...

I'll have to try this salsa. Love PW's recipes. This post would have been perfect for Sunday Stills Challenge. Come visit us sometime. :)

becky up the hill said...

Yea for power~! Everytime I see you post I am so glad your power is still on. Have enjoyed all the beautiful pix. Also like the Youtube bit, I missed that one. Now I want salsa. Take care and have a great day at home!

These Nine Acres said...

That salsa looks YUMMO! As for the commercials? I think they all stunk except for that one. And that one wasn't even that great!

Low Tide High Style said...

I don't like mushrooms so the soup wouldn't have been a recipe I would have tried anyway, too bad it didn't work out. But that salsa, now you're talkin! I love salsa and spicy, so I will try that one for sure!

We started watching the Super Bowl part way in and we completely missed that commercial, too funny!

And we did some hiking of our own yesterday and it was really hard because of the layer of rain/sleet that we got at the beginning of the storm. You would be trudging along and then fall down a foot or so. It made for an interesting walk!

Kat :)

Daryl said...

I make a mean salsa from scratch ... and a yummy tortilla soup .. both of which I would like right now ... xo

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Mental P Mama said...

It was a great game! And I loved that commercial, too. But the Betty White one was my personal fave;)

The Japanese Redneck said...

Funny, lol, hilarious commercial.

The salsa looks great!

TSannie said...

That commercial just tickles me to pieces!

Merisi said...

Oh, Muir Glen canned tomatoes! There are no better ones. I loved their fire roasted ones, especially with a tortilla soup from Mary Englbreit.

You have the same marks on your thumb nails as I do! And I thought I am the only one. Has anybody ever been able to tell you what caused them? (Please delete if you find my observation too personal!)

sanjeet said...

wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. So it's sorta kinda on my wish list now?
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Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

That recipe looks pretty delish. I love making salsa. I have a restaurant from one of the local Mexican joints that was in the Post a few years ago that I make from time to time. I also have been working on a fire-roasted tomato version that one of my neighbors claims as her own - you grill or broil the tomatoes and peppers and some garlic and add some chipotle in adobo sauce (from a can) and oh, the yum! Now I"m wishing I'd bought the ingredients to make it during the next snowstorm (expected to commence momentarily).

Be safe "up north" - y'all are supposed to get even more than those uf us closer to DC. Although at this point, it's degrees of sheer silliness to me.

Oz Girl said...

Wooo buddy.... yes, it does have quite a kick... I made a batch last night, finally. I took some of the jalapeno membrane/seeds out, but not all. It's good, no doubt about it, but I think I'll just use half a jalapeno next time, or maybe one of my frozen serranos or chile peppers from last year's garden...