Almost there..


While I was making my farm fresh cilantro salsa tonight, I was doing a little thinking about why I have so many problems following through on my blogs. I have a fear of expressing myself. I know what I want to say but I’m just afraid to say it. I think it boils down to my past and the people who were in it. I’m not going down that road  right now and I’m not sure I ever will, but at least I can recognize where all my insecurities might be stemming from.

Anyway, I have a ton of ideas and thoughts I want to put out there and overtime I guess I’ll do just that. One thing I have to keep in mind is that it’s not that difficult to do what I want to do in life. The only person stopping me is me. I love reading other people’s blogs and one thing I’ve noticed is that people, like myself, start blogs, post something here and there and then do nothing else. I don’t necessarily want to make money from my blog but hey if I do that, it would be great. The whole point of my blog is saying what I feel at any given time and about anything I want. I guess that’s what blogging is all about.

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Fresh cilantro salsa…yumm


I just made a salsa recipe I had seen on the web. I tweaked it a little bit so can I guess I consider it my own recipe? Well hot dog isn’t that awesome.  I will call it farm fresh cilantro salsa, only because I used everything straight from the Farmers Market that I went to today.  I have to say I’m pretty proud of myself.

~ 4 medium ripe tomatoes

~ 2 hot chili peppers

~ 1 small sweet onion

~ 2 garlic cloves

~ 3 tbsp of fresh cilantro

~ 3 tbsp of lime juice

~ 1 tbsp of sugar

~ salt and pepper to taste

Mince onion and garlic and mix together in a small bowl. Boil 1/2 cup of water and add onion and garlic. Remove from heat and let simmer 3 minutes. Drain well.

Add together remaining ingredients and mix. Chill for approximately 2 to 3 hours to let juices set in.

                               

Grilled chicken and broccoli with alfredo sauce


Okay, so here it is but not back by popular demand haha. Here is my broccoli and grilled chicken with homemade alfredo sauce. Following the recipe for the alfredo sauce listed in Sauces and Gravies, and just add broccoli and grilled chicken. Sometimes I like to change it up with California blend vegetables also.

Another special added touch I love to do in the fall and winter months is make the recipe as is and bake in the oven at 375° for about 30 to 35 minutes with a 1 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese on top. It turns it into a great baked casserole dish.

Homemade broccoli and grilled chicken with alfredo sauce

Homemade alfredo sauce


How could you not want to make homemade alfredo sauce? In comparison, it costs less and the taste is way better than any jarred alfredo sauce. I use this sauce usually in my chicken and broccoli bake. That recipe I’ll be posting later on.

~ 1 stick of lightly salted sweet cream butter

~ 4 tbsp of flour

~ 8 oz package of cream cheese

~ 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese

~ 1 tsp of salt

~ 2 dashes of pepper

~ 1 1/2 to 2 cups of  2% milk(depending on if you like a thicker or thinner sauce for your recipe or you can use skim or heavy cream.

Melt butter on low until in liquid form. Don’t get distracted and burn it like I usually do because I am on Pinterest or Facebook lol.Stir in flour until a roux forms. Now is the time to step away from the computer so your roux doesn’t burn.Add in salt and pepper. I usually season to taste. Gradually and constantly stir in milk. Make sure you don’t let the bottom burn. Until the rest of your dinner is prepared make sure you simmer this on low giving is a stir once in a while.

Easy homemade alfredo sauce