Fall in the Dining Room

Although I love summer, I can embrace the warmth of fall and the beauty of the changing seasons.  I just wish that cold, snowy winter didn't follow beautiful fall!

I was in HomeGoods recently and found this bushel of wheat.  I love that it has some height and texture. 

I put it in this grower's box that I bought at Barb's sale this summer.  I added leaves, gourds, cobs and acorns to the box. 
Also at HomeGoods, I found these great bowls in the shape of a leaf.  Add in some plaid napkins and my fall table is ready to go!

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Salsa! We love Salsa!

We love Mexican food and good salsa.  One morning I was watching The Pioneer Woman's show and she was making salsa.  I liked all of the ingredients she put in and decided to try it.  Yummy!!  We love the recipe and make it often.
I use the following ingredients:
28 oz. can of Diced Tomatoes
2 cans of Rotel original
2 jalapenos (stems cut off)
A bunch of cilantro (stems cut off)
1/4 onion
1 clove garlic
1 T. lime juice
1/2 t. kosher salt (I think her recipe calls for 1/4 t, but I used 1/2 t. the first time and we like the taste...)
1/4 t. sugar

I have to put several loads into my little Cusinart, otherwise it'd overflow.  I add everything in except the lime juice, salt and sugar.  I put it on chop for 10-15 seconds (or until there aren't huge chunks of jalapeno), then pour it in a bowl.  After everything is chopped, I squirt lime juice in, add the salt and sugar and stir it up. 
This time I put about 1/2 of the recipe in this canning jar so it's easy to grab.  I refrigerate for a few hours before we eat it the first time.  It lasts about a week.

With two jalapenos, it comes out pretty 'hot', so if you like a more mild salsa, adjust the amount of jalapenos that you use.
Thank you to The Pioneer Woman for this recipe!
Do you have a favorite Salsa recipe?
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