Monday, July 26, 2010

Mango Salsa + Countdown to the Fam-Jam

Countdown to the long weekend cottage fam jam: 4 days.
Four more days (of work, no less) then it's off to the lake!
Cannot wait to try out the new noodle hammock chair I bought at the dollarstore.

For the dinner I'm helping to make on Saturday, I've come up with a cute favour-ish idea.
It's more of an interactive type thing than a cutesy gift but it'll depend on whether I find what I'm looking for at the dollarstore on Friday morning.
It will involve 2 things:
1. Spice jars

2. Scrolled paper
and on the scrolls will be some trivia questions to get a bit of a game going during dinner.
I think it's a cute idea.

For an appetizer we've decided upon tortilla chips and a mango salsa so because I haven't posted too many recipes as of late, here is a Martha recipe for mango salsa that I'll be bringing to the lake with me

Mango Salsa

1. Peel and cut 2 medium mangoes into 1/4 inch cubes and place in your salsa serving bowl.
2. Add to the mango 1 medium seeded and minced jalapeno pepper (leave seeds in if you want it spicier), 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro, 2 tbsp lime juice, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, and 1 tbsp minced shallot.
3. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. It all sounds very good. Can't wait. I too have started baking and packing way too much stuff. We will count on you for the official countdown.