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  • Sienna's Birthday Party
  • Sienna's Pencil Skirt
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  • Wardrobe re-do
  • Floral Skirt for Mommy
  • Breck's Bedding
  • Sienna and Veda's Bedding
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Friday, July 13, 2012

The Return of Feed Me Friday: Watermelon Salsa

I just love the summertime. I always have. I grew up in North Idaho most of my life, after spending my major formative years in Southern California. Though my time spent up North WAY exceeds the time spent in sunny California, I think I always carried that need for warmth with me, no matter how many harsh, four-feet-of-snow, ice-crusted-windshields, and power outaged winters I endured. Though strikingly beautiful, the downfall of North Idaho is definitely the lack of tolerable seasons. You get a nice Fall for the first part of September, (though nights are promptly returning to below-freezing temperatures), by October, snow is fair game. Though there can be some beautiful Autumn days, they are short lived, and very cold, even if you have little to no snow fall. There's almost always snow in November, and by the time the holidays are past, you're sick of it, and you still have 2-5 months left! Now, fast forward to April. Spring, right? Not necessarily. My birthday is April 30th, and I had snow the day before my birthday a couple of years ago. Think that's crazy? We had a snow storm in June in 2008. BUT - once the summer weather DOES kick in, it is SO beautiful, and really I always long to be there, when it's warm.

But you can see my desperation for that blessed season of summer in Idaho. You really try to live and soak up every minute of it, knowing it will be taken from you so quickly!

One of the ways I learned to enjoy summer to the fullest is by cooking like it's summer! Tons of fresh foods, produce, and lots of grilling! Though I live in the South now, and my seasons are generally warm year-round, (LOVE it!!) I still enjoy treating the entire summer like a holiday, even though it's much hotter, and much longer lived!

One recipe I came across (while living in Idaho), was this great Watermelon Salsa. I've played with it, and come up with the way I like it best, though it's still pretty straight forward. I originally used it for Sienna's Watermelon Party, which not only fit the theme, but impressed all who partook! ;) I loved it, and hopefully you'll love it too, because it's what's on the menu today for Feed me Friday!

Watermelon Salsa

2-3 cups seeded and coarsely chopped watermelon
3 tablespoons chopped onion
4 tablespoons seeded and chopped Anaheim Chiles
3 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon creole seasoning

In a mixing bowl, combine the watermelon, the chopped onion, and the chile. Evenly coat the mixture with the balsamic vinegar, then the garlic salt, then the creole seasoning. Put into the refrigerator, and let sit at least one hour so the flavors blend. Serve with chips, or whatever your heart desires!

1 comment:

Mr and Mrs Smith and Co said...

I was going to say, you certainly picked a good place to live if you like warm weather :)

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