Week 39 Menu and Quick Salsa Recipe

Happy Monday everyone! I thought I'd share my favorite, quick salsa recipe today after I post my menu for this week. So stay tuned...

Here's my menu for the week:

Monday: BBQ Meatballs (from Pioneer Woman Cooks) and mashed potatoes

Tuesday: Chicken Noodle Casserole

Wednesday: Turkey Sloppy Joes and Oven Fries

Thursday: Breakfast for dinner

Friday: Parmesan Chicken & Baked Potatoes (still haven't made this, maybe the third time on the menu is the charm)

Saturday: Easy Night

Sunday: Roast

All right. Don't forget to post your menus! Now on to the salsa recipe...

Quick Salsa
adapted from the Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook

1 - 14 1/2 ounce can tomatoes with Mexican seasoning
2 ounces diced green chilies (I use half a 4 ounce can and freeze the other half for later)
1 or 2 thinly sliced green onions
chopped cilantro, as much as you like (I use about 1 T.)
1 T. lemon juice
1 clove minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste

Drain tomatoes, reserving a little bit of liquid (if you like thicker salsa don't add the liquid). Cut up tomatoes or break them up with your clean hands. Add all ingredients into a bowl (or a blender) and lightly mix with immersion blender. Cover and chill.

This makes about 1 1/2 cups of salsa. I double the recipe if we're having other people over. But I make this smaller recipe for my family to snack on so it stays fresh.

Have a good week! Coming soon is my recipe for 1 hour breadsticks!