Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Father's Love

[Reposted from FB. Easier to fine here and its good to go back once in a while and read stuff...]

So I'm txting one of my kids, because they are having a rough time right now. Breaks my heart. I'm not sure if there is anything I can do... but I just felt I should txt them and say "I love you, let me know if there is anything I can do." They are an adult and sometimes as parents of adults there isn't things we can do to "fix" something. But if I can... I want to. Anyway, as I'm txting that and thinking about how much I love my kid and how I wish I could fix it... if there was just something I could do to help, I heard the Holy Spirit say, "You know, that is how your Father feels too". WOW - wake up call! Put that in a whole new light for me. Sometimes God the Father is just watching from heaving thinking "Man, I just wish my kid would ask for some help. Yeah, they are a 'grown up' and want to fix it themselves... but if they would just say 'Father, I need help with this, could you take care of for me?'; then I could help them out.

Just the Holy Spirit reminding me; how I feel about my kids, the Father feels 100 times more about me. I know that, but never thought about the above in that light. Sweet... Thanks Holy Spirit! :)

Fire Roasted Salsa Verde

Tons of recipes on the web... but you know, had to just make it my own. lol. I use an immersion blender, so put this in a metal bowl, but you can use a food processor as well and put the ingredients into that bowl.
  • 12 tomatillos
  • 1 Anaheim chili
  • 2 Sweet Banana Peppers
Hush and rinse the tomatillos. Roast the tomatillos, chili and peppers on the grill. Roast the tomatillos until the skins start to split - they don't have to be blackened. Roast the chilis/peppers until they are blackened.

The tomatillos will squeeze out of the skins. Squeeze them into the bowl. Remove the skins and ends and split the chili/peppers. Remove the seeds if you want the sauce milder. Chop and put in the bowl.
  • 1/2 a small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch of cilantro. Cut the stems below the leaves and then rough chop the leaves (you don't have to pull the leaves off - using that much of the stems is fine)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • Salt to taste
Add all that to the bowl and blend. I didn't use any liquid or cook it at all. Just immersion blended what had been fire roasted with the rest of the raw ingredients and it came out the right consistency. I'm a little wimping wrt hot food - so one Anaheim was enough for me... but you could add two or a hotter chili. But whatever you add, if they are big enough to roast, I'd do it. Just added a nice touch.