Tuesday, July 28, 2009

hot sauce & lemonade

I was in homemade cooking kind of mood today.

Today I made homemade hot sauce....
....and freshly squeezed lemonade.

Want the recipes?? Here ya go....

Hot Sauce

1 carrot
1 can of tomato sauce
2 cans of Ro-Tel tomatoes
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. salt
1 T. sugar
Lime juice
1/4 of bunch fresh cilantro (leaves only)

Peel and cut carrot into 1 inch slices. In a blender put hunks of carrot and tomato sauce. Blend until carrot is in tiny pieces. Add all other ingredients and blend until mixed, but not totally a liquid.

(Before Matt and I got married, he told me that our refrigerator would need to have a constant supply of this hot sauce. Tonight was the first time I have made it in a while, but you can almost always find jar of this is my refrigerator for my sweetie.)

Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

6-8 lemons
1 cup of sugar
5 cups of water

Squeeze all the lemons into big measuring cup. Dissolve the sugar with the squeezed lemon juice and 1 cup of water. Add the remaining 4 cups of water.

(Matt's Mom made this for us a few weeks ago, I just had to get the recipe. We both thought it tasted sooooo good. We even thought it tasted a little familiar. On our way home, it finally hit us that it tasted just like Chick-fil-A lemonade. It takes a little time to make, but it is definitely worth it.)

And as soon as my bananas are ripe, I'll be making some banana bread!!


HLB said...

sounds great. PLEASE inform us where you got that lemonade pitcher. to die for! :)

The Fants said...

I have made the salsa 4 times in the last week! YUM!

The Links said...

Wow, Kristin!!! Four times. That baby must be hungry!!

The Links said...

Hi "The Girl"- You must be new to my blog! Welcome! Do you mind me asking how you found my blog??

And the pitcher is from Bed Bath and Beyond. I think it was only 19.99 and it will be even cheaper if you bring your 20% off coupon that they send in the mail ALL the time!!

Meredith - Mama of FOUR! said...

I think it is so funny that you call salsa "hot sauce." When we lived in TX, we laughed at that ALL the time! To me, hot sauce is like tobasco or something. Even the chili's menu calls it different in different states. Here, is it "salsa."