Monday, September 19, 2011

Thrifting and Homemade Salsa

Monday, September 19, 2011
Since becoming a one-income household we really have to think and re-think every purchase. It is worth it to stay home with the children, but sometimes when you want something, it would be nice to be able to just go to the store and buy it.

Surely, you know what I mean?


However, now when we want something or even need something we do three things, none of which involves running to WalMart.

We look on Craigslist

We look at yard sales and thrift stores.

We put word out to our family and friends so they can be on the look out at yard sales and thrift stores.

I wish we always had purchased things this way..the money we would have saved!

Our most recent want/need was a food processor. The husband loves him some good salsa and has been wanting to make it himself, but we did not have a food processor.

So the search began.

And the search ended on Saturday at a garage sale.

I purchased a Black and Decker Mini Food Processor as seen here for about $5 (it was barely used and still in the box).


Plus This

Equals SALSA!!

Food Processor: $5
Salsa Ingredients - $4

(the above ingredients will actually make us several jars of salsa)
Watching Hubby make & enjoy salsa: PRICELESS

Linking to Tasty Tuesdays @ 33 Shades of Green

Linking to Raising Homemakers.


  1. Oh my goodness, that salsa looks delicious! I've been craving some homemade salsa for about a month, but haven't gotten around to making it. Thanks for the inspiration!

    I personally am holding out for a good deal on a juicer and a blender. ;)

  2. My husband loves salsa but I never make it for him. Someone at work is giving me some tomatoes tomorrow, maybe I'll surprise him this weekend and make him some! Yours looks delicious, you should share your recipe.

  3. I would share the recipe, but I believe my husband just winged it.

    Here's an "About" recipe :)
    I know he used about 1/4 of can of whole tomatoes and tomatoes with diced chilis. About 1/4 of a small onion, 1 small jalepeno pepper (seeded) and a handful (his handful) of cilantro.

    He put it all in our mini food processor & let it do the work.

    Since it is a mini processor, the batches are not huge. Each batch filled up 1 small jar.

    I guess I should have paid more attention to how he was making it!

    And you should go ahead and surprise your husband with some salsa!! :)

  4. I will definitely be trying this! Thanks for sharing! :)



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