Don't get me wrong, there is always something to do, a book to read, a paper to write, or notes to study. But on a Friday night, it is nice to be able to sit down with the one I love, to enjoy "cocktail hour" with him over chips and homemade salsa, and then enjoy supper across the table from one another without the rush of a 6:30 class or homework to do. After supper, we watched a couple of movies, and then went to bed, without a second thought about exams, papers, or books.
This salsa has a good, fresh flavor (which will be even better when summer tomatoes get here). I used a blender to make this salsa, although I will probably use a food processor in the future for more control over the chunkiness.
Tomato Salsa for a Work-Free Friday Night
4 large tomatoes, cored and cut into eighths
3 jalapenos, stem and core removed (reserve some of the seeds if you like your salsa spicy)
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1-2 garlic cloves
1 small onion, cut into eights
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons kosher salt
juice of one lime
In a blender or food processor, place two of the tomatoes and the rest of the ingredients. Pulse until everything is well chopped. If you use a blender, you will probably have to stop and press everything down with a spatula a few times. Add the remaining tomatoes and pulse until they are roughly chopped. Taste and stir in extra kosher salt or jalapeno seeds, to taste.