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Sprinkle 4-5 tbsp coarse salt over top and let sit overnight. In the a.m., drain & squeeze out liquid. I rinsed it too.
2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 cups Brown Sugar (mix with cornstarch FIRST)
2 tbsp Cornstarch
1 1/4 tbsp Dry Mustard
2 tsp dried Chile Peppers
2 tsp Turmeric
2 qts. Tomatoes peeled, chopped (about 8 cups, 6-7lbs) you can used canned tomatoes too
2.5 cups Vinegar
2 small cans Tomato Paste
3 Jalapenos chopped and diced (for a good medium heat)
Yield: about 10 pints
Combine all ingredients in a pot. Stir and simmer for 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour. Seal in mason jars (halves or pints) and process 20 minutes in a hot water bath. (You can follow the canning directions for the Homemade Salsa below if you want more detailed canning instructions.)
* Since making this Salsa I have used it on Chicken and Salmon as a marinade. It's so delicious that way, especially on the Salmon!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
This chandelier was $100! It was the last one, the floor model, filthy as could be hanging there in the store. We almost walked past it, in fact, I think we may have a few times before we noticed it. Even when we saw it, we still weren't sure. Was it really what we wanted? After 10 minutes thought, we knew it was. We bought it a few months ago and just in time to be one of the best Anniversary Gifts ever my husband worked like a dog to hang it last night. He did a fantastic job thanks to the help of his and my Father! We saved so much money just by waiting for what we wanted (and of course - because I have a patient husband who's willing to try just about anything himself).