I had some tomatoes that I had gotten on clearance at the grocery, and pico de gallo seemed the perfect way to use them up, and create a little color in my world, since the world outside was cold and white.
I usually use lime juice in my pico de gallo, but had none, so used lemon juice instead. Worked just fine!
I used 5 roma tomatoes, 1/2 medium white onion, and 2 jalapenos with seeds, and a healthy dose of salt and lemon juice. Mix it all together and let it sit 30 minutes or so for the flavors to meld together.
And here you have a little way to enjoy the heat while the snow fell gently outside. If you don't like it as hot, you can leave out the jalapeno seeds. But hot was the taste I was seeking... and hot it was!
It has been snowing nonstop since Friday morning. I have not heard the official amount of snow that we have received, but judging by what we have in our driveway that was plowed, I would say we have close to a foot or more of snow.
The turkeys are very thankful for the feed block we have put out for them. In just a few days they have reduced it to close to half its size.
Our winter wonderland. Oh how nice it was to look outside and see the snow fall.
I bundled up several times during the day to go out and check on the chickens, and just play in the snow with the dogs.
Riley just LOVES the snow. She gets so excited she almost dances when she runs out to play in the snow. So much snow fun we had!
You can see how much snow we have gotten - our porch is level with the snow that has fallen. Riley chose to watch these two from a distance, they were getting a little rough, lol!
It doesn't take much to wear Riley out. She was ready for her nap! I took her inside and let her sleep for an hour or so, and then she was back outside, ready for more.
Walking around the winter wonderland was a bit of a workout. The snow was deep, wet and a struggle to walk in.
This trio of fir trees all snazzy in their white coats, just glorious to see.
Back inside, after I had played with the dogs, slogged through the snow, and shoveled a path to the chicken coop, it was time for lunch. I had made a chicken alfredo pasta the night before. I decided to try the pasta topped with some pico de gallo, and oh my goodness, what an amazing combination! It was like a cold pasta salad with a Mexican flair. Delicious! The perfect way to warm up in this cold wintry weather we are having.
In other news, I have been busy on my sewing machine, but I will save that for another post. As a little teaser... below is a picture of a little dilemma I had and then hopefully today I will get a picture of my creation out of these scraps to share with you :)
What do you suppose could be made from these scraps? That will be the subject matter for my next post :) Have a blessed day!