Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 5/12/2016 #food


Tonight is our usual busy night so we had one of our quick and easy meals but we added a twist. We made a cactus based salsa with a family connection.

One day we went on a family outing and our son fell and landed on a Prickly Pear cactus. So we found a recipe with cactus in it. We told him that if he ate it it would be his revenge 🙂

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Spencer’s Revenge


Several years ago on a family outing our son, a preteen at the time, fell. As he reached out to break his fall his hand landed on a Prickly Pear Cactus. It was a sad occasion but we decided to try and have some fun with it. So, when I found out about a recipe for a salsa that incorporates cactus, nopalitos, we decided to try it.  Over the years the recipe has changed a little to our personal tastes.

(Here is a hint on how to remove the tiny hairlike cactus needles from your skin. We used this and it did a pretty good job.)
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Brown Sugar like the Rock of Gibraltar? #cooking


So again you are baking your favorite cookies and you know you have
brown sugar but find its a solid mass!

(click here if you are out and in a pinch)

This stuff can become like the Rock of Gibraltar.  You could probably quarry diamonds from it.

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