Today, I'm doing some preparing for a barbeque we're having tomorrow night for DR's 18th birthday.
How did my boy get to be 18? Anyone??
This book has become my best buddy...
And this page would make the book worthwhile on its own.
I'd never made it before, so yesterday I made a wee sample of it, just to see what it was like.
Here are the ingredients, chopped up and ready for mixing: tomatoes, onion, chilli and coriander. I added some lime juice and a little salt (as the recipe asked for).
I don't think I'll add the salt in tomorrow's bowl, or if I do, it'll be just a touch. When I ate it with crisps, I felt it could have done with being less salty.
I was eating it with Pringles, so I did have to check again and again and, er, again. Just to make sure it was okay. It's so easy to convince yourself you're eating healthily when you have a bowl of salsa in front of you. The fact that every little teaspoonful is going down the hatch with a Pringle becomes irrelevant, don't you think.
The book is also useful for...
... this page!
This is the most used page in the book. I've lost count of the number of times I've made the Chocolate Sheet Cake. I normally used 'Catherine's chocolate icing' mind you, so I haven't tried the frosting in the book yet. If and when I do, it'll be without the nuts, or nobody here would eat it.
As for the cake... It gets devoured every time it's made, and it's the easiest thing ever. Give it a try. Your taste buds will thank you for it.
Your waistline? Well, that's another story, methinks.