By: Revanche

Super Saturday

April 17, 2010

My first batch of homemade mango salsa, isn’t it pretty? I should have taken a picture of it when I jarred it up in the old salsa jar. That was gorgeous.

I find myself thinking about Versus Matches this morning. As in, “who would win between” or “which is better”?  Also about my feels-broken shoulder (it’s not) and how that’s gonna derail some of my super Saturday plans.


Cookery
Extra marinate the BBQ pork [Done!] and cook it this afternoon (+4 hours of marinate time, 1 hr to cook)
Make chicken stock (30 mins prep, 4-6 hours of simmering)
Defrost and bake chicken thighs for next week’s dinners
Prepare ingredients for hot pot dinner (not sure it’s worth the clean-up after, not with this shoulder)

Cleanery
2 loads of laundry

Workery
Freelance gig (3 hours)
Off the cuff writing (1+ hour)

Budgetary
Bekins coughed up a refund check, to be deposited.
UI still owes me a check for the remaining weeks of March, resend claim form. [Done!]

Throwdown Topics, cast your votes (or add your own)! 
Roma tomatoes /// Hothouse tomatoes? 
100% whole wheat /// Double Fiber bread?
Reavers /// Two By Two, Hands of Blue?
Bank-run Bill Pay /// Account aggregator bill pay /// Service provider Bill Pay?
Headphones /// Ear buds? 
Paying less & ironing /// Paying more for no-iron? 
Firefox /// Chrome /// Opera?

The mango salsa recipe: 
1 ripe mango, diced
2 ripe tomatoes, diced (I use Roma) 
1/4 finely diced red onions (use a rougher chop if your onions aren’t lethally spicy) 
1/4 diced cucumber
4 cloves garlic, finely diced 
Juice of 3 limes; I’m convinced limes aren’t meant to give up their juice
dash of salt
The first batch was handmixed/tossed because I didn’t want to crush everything, but the ingredients are pretty sturdy.  Mixing with a spoon is just fine! 
It seems to last at least a week in the fridge, I made a second batch and it’s lasting longer and still tastes fresh.

11 Responses to “Super Saturday”

  1. Ooh, do you have a recipe for the mango salsa?

  2. Carrie says:

    100% whole wheat because double fiber is just like they stirred in some metamucil. it’s fake extra fiber.

    and firefox.

    and no particular opinion on the others

  3. Jersey Mom says:

    What’s the recipe? How long can you keep it in the refrigerator before it goes bad?

  4. Mmm. that looks yummy. please share your recipe!

  5. Shelley says:

    I bet it was lovely in the jar – like multi-coloured buttons or something. The recipe would be great to have. Funny how few of your choices seem relevant to me here. Tinned tomatoes…homemade bread in the machine…Britain doesn’t seem to know about no-iron clothes… Oh well.

  6. Money Funk says:

    I love mango salsa with black beans and jalapenos. Yum.

    Glad to hear you received refund check.

    Hothouse tomatoes, organic.
    100% WW
    Bank run BP
    Ear Buds
    Love Chrome, son loves Opera.

  7. The salsa looks beautiful and delicious! Someone took a nice picture of it, too (I assume someone ELSE, because I see both of your hands, haha).

  8. Shevy says:

    Oh I think the Reavers would win and I’d like to see the “hands of blue” get their comeuppance. From a very safe vantage point. With the Reavers totally unaware of my existence.

  9. Revanche says:

    @graduated learning: I’ll add it to the bottom of the post!

    @Carrie: I thought the same!! About the bread, I mean.

    @frugaltrenches: It is! 🙂

    @Jersey Mom: I don’t know how long it’ll keep because I keep eating it all 🙂 But at least 4 days, so far.

    @Asian Pear: Yes ma’am!

    @Shelley: That’s precisely what it was like!

    No no-iron clothes?? I used to love ironing clothing but no more.

    @MoneyFunk: I’m just not a fan of beans.
    Yay, another 100% WW!

    @RainyDaySaver: Hehe that was someone else’s hands, I wanted to take the pictures myself.

    @Shevy: Totally behind that. I mean, the Reavers are Ick but Hands of Blue seem so much worse.

  10. Oh my word this looks and sounds amazing.

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