Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It's a "Chili's" Day Everyday!

Most of you who read my blog come over from my daughter's blog.  In fact, probably no more than two people would probably even come by here unless they hadn't already been to my  daughter's blog .  Thank you to all of you who come by to see Kelly's mom!


A day ago Kelly had mentioned on her blog about what you would eat if it were your last meal!
I dare say that if you were on death row and had a chance at a last meal, you would throw caution to the wind at that point and order "all-you-can-eat" kind of meal!

I like to think I will die of old age (like everyone else likes to think) and by then I probably won't be eating much or really care about having an Outback steak like Hubs mentioned in his "last meal" comment.

However, we do share a love for chips and salsa from Chili's that I noticed a number (probably hundreds) of people agreed also on their comments.

Hubs found a recipe for salsa on copykat.com that is very close, if not even better,than Chili's.

So we eat salsa nearly every day!  Sometimes it's the whole meal on Sunday nights!

I made a picture of the ingredients above.  I was out of limes, so play-like the lemon is GREEN, OK?   You can do that, can't you?   Just like I play-like I am having a big, juicy steak AFTER I eat my chips and salsa! (NOT)

This is really easy to throw together and makes about 4 cups.  It is much better cold, so plan ahead!   I can't believe I said that when  we never eat Jello because I can't think that far ahead!!!

CHILI'S SALSA


1 (14 1/2 oz.) can tomatoes and green chilies
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can whole canned tomatoes (plus the juice)
4 teaspoons jalapenos (canned, diced, not pickled)
       ** Special note:  Hubs loves hot stuff.  I do not.  If you use fresh jalapenos, your tongue 
            and the roof of your mouth may suffer.  Just sayin......

1/4 cup yellow onion (diced)
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon sugar

and this is not on the recipe but we add: 1/4 teaspoon cilantro and juice from 1/2 lime

1.  In food processor place jalapenos (optional) and onion and process for just a few seconds.
2. Add both cans of tomatoes, salt, sugar, cumin,cilantro and lime juice.
3. Process all ingredients until well blended but do not puree.
4. Place in covered container and chill.  
5. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips!
Enjoy!


27 comments:

Vashti said...

Yummy and so simple! Cant wait to try it.

Laurie said...

I may make this over the weekend. There is NOTHING better than Chili's chips and salsa!!!!!

julie & joe said...

Sounds yummy! What I love the most is the resturant chips which are hard to find.

Kelly said...

I'm laughing that Laurie said she would make this because she is EXACTLY who I thought might like that recipe. I'm going to try it soon.

Megan said...

Thanks! To really make it "authentic," try fresh cilantro leaves and fresh tomatoes! It makes the difference!

jenn said...

sounds yummy! we are a taco dip kinda family--so i will be trying this!you have the sweetest family!

Girl with the Curlz said...

I love chips and salsa. I will have to try this. Sad to say though I have eaten at chili's many times but never had their chips and salsa. I guess I will have to try these since everyone gives them rave reviews.

Linda

Jennifer said...

Looks so good! I could eat my weight in Chili's chips and salsa, and then finish off the meal with a molten cake! Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

MiMi said...

Oh, I LOVE Chili's salsa! I can't wait to give this a try. Now.....we just need some Southwestern Eggrolls to go with them!!

Kelley said...

I will have to try this! We love salsa! Thanks so much for praying for my dad. It is such a comfort.

Kelley said...

You are so right that he is in good hands. God has held my hand through this whole year. I haven't felt alone. Believe it or not, I have felt peace.

Nancy said...

I came via Kelly's blog while she was still pregnant and have enjoyed coming back and checking in ~ one of those lurkers that rarely leave a comment :)
Chips and salsa is always a good comfort food!!

Amy said...

My husband and I have goosebumps. We escape to Chili's a couple of times a week to discuss "business". Which essentially means we are going to have large quantities of chips and salsa and talk about how fantastic each and every bite is. Important stuff. Thank you - THANK YOU! - for posting this recipe. We'll get right on it! :)

Jenna said...

You have just GREATLY enriched my life. :-)

Tara G. said...

When I was pregnant with my second child, we lived in Kyiv, Ukraine and I had cravings for chips and salsa. Very rarely, I'd find something like tortilla chips at the supermarket and we did not have commissary privileges at the embassy; mail ordering took too long. My poor 2 yr old was hauled out for a lengthy walk more than once to T.G.I.F.'s for chips and salsa. And our housekeeper learned how to go order them "to go." All that to say, this looks delicious! And I saw that you like tulips; perhaps one day you can make it to Keukenhof in Holland when they're in bloom- simply beautiful!

Jacquie said...

All I can say is "YUMMO!" (Dave may have to read this.)

Donna said...

Hi Nonny,I came from Kelly's blog and had asked her( in the comments) if we could get the salsa recipe and here it is!! Sounds delicious. I'm going to the store tomorrow with these items added to my list. Harper is such a sweetie! Would you have ever thought so many people would be so crazy about her?! And Kelly!! They are a blessing in my life.
Keeping y'all in my heart in Ga.
Donna

Lauren Kelly said...

You're a woman after my own heart :O)

Gram said...

Thank you so much for the recipe. Chili's chips and salsa are one of my favorites!

Brenda Sessions said...

Ohhhh....I love salsa and chips. But hold the "heat" please!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just noting that I was reading your blog first then started reading Kelly's. Thanks for the recipe! Love, Laura M.

Jaclyn said...

Thank you so much for your kind comment and prayers! I feel so honored and blessed that people I don't even know are praying for me, and my husband. Thank you again.
By the way, I am going to have to try that salsa recipe!

Amy said...

Hi Kelly's mom!!! My 8 y/o also loves Chili's salsa so in desperation I also found this "copykat" recipe. We make it tons. And you are right, it is like Chili's!!!

Heather said...

OOHH! Thank you for this! We LOVE Chips and Salsa!

Faith said...

Chad and I just got done making this and it is SO yummy and very close to Chili's! Thanks for sharing. This will definitely be a repeat for us!

Claire said...

What a fantastic mother you are...I just popped over to read some of Kelly's blog and then to yours and I just have to say that Kelly must be the luckiest girl in the world to have a mother like you. My mother and I dont' have a good relationship- she thinks that everything I do is silly like....blogging, writing emails, shopping for my precious children and the such. I so wish that my mother would enjoy life and embrace every moment she has with her grandbabies and her daughter. It's obvious you do- I don't know you but I can already tell what a blessing you are to those that surround you. Happy Mother's Day!

marie said...

I made the Chili chips and salsa, it was really good, I also made the Banana Pudding cheesecake, yummy! can't remember if i got it from yours or Kelly's Blog, but sure did get gone fast here in NC, My family loved it,