Have you ever seen one of those robotic vacuums in person? I have seen the commercials, but that is the extent of it. I never thought they would work well, so I kind of wrote them off. But apparently my techy husband has been eying them. He found a good deal on one, and ordered it. It came the other night, so we immediately set it up to try it out. This thing is impressive! Not only does it do a good job, but you can set up a schedule so it automatically goes certain days of the week at a set time. I don’t think we have ever had so much fun with cleaning, as we did watching it go.
Enough about vacuums. On to snacks. Salsa has to be one of my favorite snacks/appetizers in the summer. No matter what the occasion, I think that chips and salsa is fitting. We always grow tomatoes in our garden, so we can make lots of fresh salsa at the end of the summer. But canned tomatoes work really well the rest of the year. This time I used a can of the fire roasted tomatoes, and they added so much flavor.
If you had the time you could roast your other veggies too, but I just threw them in as is. It was slightly spicy and delicious. I brought this to the end of the season picnic for my son’s flag football. Everyone raved about it. I should have brought little bowls so people could take some home. Even the kids loved it! The coach said he wished he could take it home to have on his eggs the next morning. It works great with chips, or even as a topping for burgers.
- 1 large jalapeno , diced
- 2 cloves garlic , minced
- 1 small onion , chopped
- 2 cans (15 oz) Fire Roasted Tomatoes
- 1/3 cup cilantro , chopped
- 1 lime , juiced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Combine everything in a food processor. Process for 15-30 seconds. You want some small chunks, and everything to be blended together. Store in an air tight container in the fridge.
Adapted from Tide and Thyme