Tasty Tuesday – NBA Playoffs and Food Prep – My Kind of Night

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our fourth participating post!

Oh wow, last night was tasty indeed.  Normally, Mom and I would prefer to watch the NBA Playoffs while cuddling on our favorite part of the couch, however, as you know, Mom is in the midst of a super busy stretch.  When Mom clicked on the family room TV, I assumed the couch position, except Mom walked over to the kitchen.

She began pulling out bags of stuff from the fridge, her favorite chopping cleaver, and her favorite cutting board, making quite a ruckus.  My body felt conflicted; my nose wanted to go to the kitchen while my ears and eyes wanted to stay on the couch.

My nose won and off I trotted into the kitchen to sit politely beside Mom as she prepared for her University of Miami Med School diabetic support class.  She mentioned to JJ and I that her class would celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Uno de Mayo!  Mom prepped the veggies for: Fresh Homemade Guacamole, Veggie Salsa and Baja Fish Tacos while the Miami Heat played the NY Knicks.  Now Mom grew up with the Knicks and always feels a tad conflicted when the two teams play.  Bottom line: We’re a Miami Heat family!

First quarter: Uh, we missed this one because of our evening constitutional.

Second Quarter:

Green peppers... yum...

Red peppers - always makes us think of Koko...

Cilantro and garlic...

Halftime Report:

lots of tomatoes...

Third Quarter:

onions and zucchini...

more tomatoes and leeks...

Fourth Quarter:

ciilantro and scallions...

red jalapenos and more garlic...

Here’s the Veggie Salsa recipe. (You can feed tidbits of everything EXCEPT: the onions, scallions and leeks to your K9s as you prepare, like Mom did.)

Another great, Heat up 2-0, day.

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13 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday – NBA Playoffs and Food Prep – My Kind of Night

  1. Hi Jetty, I love, love, love cilantro and would so tickled if your mom would share tips about cutting it up. I am currently plucking every leaf and chopping in a group, but I just can’t seem to get enough.

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Jodi.

      Mom is giggling because she dislikes, dislikes, dislikes cilantro! She’s working on it though. She used to use the H-TE word! She suggests washing the bunch with the elastic on, upside down from where the leaves begin. Wash sideways and right-side up, too because she said that stuff gets gritty! Shake… roll/wrap in a paper towel to remove water. Cut off stems to where the leaves begin. Of course, you’ll pick out the yellow, brown, spotted or slimy leaves… Mom said, go ahead and eat the stems, no need to pick each leaf off! Treat the cilantro just the same as you treat parsley! Mom hopes this helps and if you need more ideas, let us know… she has a really fun cilantro/coconut salsa! 🙂

  2. Hi sweet Jetty – Happy tasty tuesday! boy that is a great recipe – very healthy! Glad you and JJ got to taste all the goodies!

    sending huge goodnight hugs and kisses to you, JJ, Mom, Rachel, Puffy and Fluffy xoxoxo

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      Sorry, I’m late in responding AGAIN… that Mom worked so hard that after she walked us last night (we weren’t the best)… and she did a few things, she began to watch her Glee recording and fell asleep with the tv on!

      Yup, JJ and I finally got back to QC (quality control)… Mom’s class loved the recipe. They made it without the sugar or salt. 🙂

      Good Midday kisses to you, Mr. David, Jacob, Cassie, Rex and Barkley xoxoxoxo

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