GO HEELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 28th, 2008

I am a huge Tar Heel fan!!! I was born under the Carolina blue sky in Chapel Hill. By the way, did you know that God is a Tar Heel? Of course he is because the sky is Carolina blue! Yes, I grew up spouting such lines in constant support of my Heels. In kindergarten, I fell in love with a Duke fan! Shock! It was tragic! I felt like I was betraying my team as I chased him around the playground (but I’m also always a sucker for beautiful eyes, even then). For those of you who are not as into college basketball, the UNC-Duke rivalry is one of the largest ones in sporting history. Many a day, I have defended my Heels against an evil Duke fan! The past two weeks have been fun as I have watched my boys crush their competition. Even though their opponents will be getting tougher, I always believe they can win the tournament! GO HEELS!!!!!

Of course, when watching basketball games you need to have some good food. My sister and I made her Salsa, when I was home last week. We ate it while watching DUKE lose!!! It is really good and very typical of my sister’s style of cooking. She just throws it all in and it turns out great! Pretty spicy! She did the photos, too. I am currently housesitting and went on memory for the recipe. I’ll double check it when I am home tomorrow and update the post.

Resa’s Salsa

2 jalapeno peppers
1 serrano pepper
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 lime, squeezed (other half cut perfectly for coronas)
3 roma tomatoes (roughly diced)
1/2 cartoon chopped Pome tomatoes (liquid reserved)

1. Cut the peppers carefully because of the strong oils (we often do this outside) and remove the seeds.
2. Pulse the peppers in the food processor until roughly chopped.
3. Add the reserved liquid from the chopped tomatoes, the roma tomatoes, cumin, lime juice and garlic.
4. Continue to pulse until chopped to your desired chunkiness.
5. Add in chopped tomatoes and pulse until chopped to how you like it.
6. Put out some chips, grab a beer and enjoy the game!

P.S. My favorite part of going to a Carolina game in Chapel Hill is when the band plays the Alma Mater, “Hark The Sound” at the end of the game, as the fans are leaving. Everyone joins in shouting “N-C-U.” Hopefully, I can get the music up here but until then…GO HEELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hark the sound of Tar Heel voices
Ringing clear and true.
Singing Carolina’s praises.
Shouting N-C-U.
Hail to the brightest star of all
Clear its radiance shine
Carolina priceless gem.
Receive all praises thine.

12 Responses to “GO HEELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  1. Resa on March 28, 2008 12:46 pm

    Heed Ginny’s advice about the peppers. I ripped them apart with my fingers and ended up with a cut under my thumb. I then doused it in vinegar while completing the recipe. It burned for three solid days. I guess that’s the price one must pay for Victory Salsa.

    Go Heels!!!!!!!

  2. Kevin on March 28, 2008 6:28 pm

    Freshly made salsa is perfect for snacking on while watching the game.

  3. LyB on March 28, 2008 6:48 pm

    Homemade salsa, always a winner! ;)

  4. Manggy on March 28, 2008 7:27 pm

    You totally lost dorky old me with the basketball talk…

    … But nice shots of the food! :)

  5. Emiline on March 28, 2008 11:09 pm

    Mmm, salsa. It’s the number one condiment. You know why? Because people like to say S-A-L-S-A.

    I’ll support your Tar Heels. I don’t have a team, so I’ll root for them.

  6. Gattina on March 28, 2008 11:49 pm

    love your little bit of cumin in salsa, sounds yummy!

  7. bleeding espresso on March 30, 2008 2:16 am

    The salsa looks *fabulous* and don’t worry, I’ll still read ya even though I’m a Duke grad ;)

  8. Ginny on March 30, 2008 8:03 am

    resa- sorry sist! I think it was worth it! :)

    kevin- thanks! there really is nothing better.

    lyb- very true!

    manggy- Thank you! My sister will appreciate it…basketball is fun! you should give it a watch!

    emiline- awesome! I love having new converts! :)

    gattina- it is a really good addition that i would not have normally thought of.

    michelle- oh no! haha! I’ll continue to read your blog too even though now I know the truth! :)

  9. Peter Chen on March 31, 2008 10:57 pm

    Hi Ginny,

    What do I think? I think that little girl cannot be you just like that youngest blogger in the world cannot be Lewis Chew.

    Thanks for leaving a comment in my post Trackiing visitors to your blog and for your kind words. Glad the post helped you.

    Peter Blog*Star
    Blogger FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions_
    (Blogger FAQ in progress. More will be added as I have the time)

  10. Ginny on April 1, 2008 5:25 am

    peter- haha! Well, thank you for your help! Yes, I may not be two anymore but it is just one of my cutest pictures! :)

  11. cakewardrobe on April 1, 2008 7:08 am

    This probably didn’t last long while watching the game – maybe 15 minutes? haha! I love the ingredients used!

  12. Nemmie on April 21, 2008 6:41 pm

    OH NO! I love your blog, your recipes, your stories. But, ah, you’re really a Tar Heels fan?!?

    I will try to put that aside for the love of food and your blog :)

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