My name is Janet DeGuglielmo, and I am originally from Cambridge Massachusetts. I was raised a Catholic and was born again in 1995 when I came to Arizona. I am single mom raising one child and her name is Trinity ! She is 9 and will be 10 in July! I work for Southwest Airlines as a flight attendant and I have been there for over 16 years. I also serve and lead at Life Link Church AND I’m a student at Life Christian University. My passion is prayer praise and seeing people set free with the Word of Truth!
Hello Life Link Ladies! As I thought about sharing my salsa recipe, I reflected on how I taught my daughter Trinity to make this salsa for a project in her class at school. She had to present herself as a chef who was going to teach her peers how to make her moms’ homemade salsa! When she came home and told me that she was going to teach her class how to make my salsa and she wanted me to teach her so she could teach them. The Word that came to me was Titus 2:4 “Older women must train the younger women to love their husbands, children,to be self controlled, pure, to be busy at home(hospitable) , be kind, submissive to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.”
Here was an opportunity for me to teach Trinity how to make something that I love to make once a week! We love salsa with our chips , tacos, burritos and Trinity loves it when I make homemade guacamole with the salsa! But even more than the salsa , this was a great teaching moment for me to teach Trinity more than a recipe! What I taught her was how to be hospitable and kind to her peers at school! So I decided to also practice what I was going to teach her by making this salsa for my classmates at LCU! I showed her by my example that being hospitable to each other and then to our friends is a trait of Gods heart in us! We bring others so much SPICE to their lives when we add SPICE to our own lives!
When I brought the salsa to my class at LCU, I was able to see how application of His word through sharing my salsa, brought a sense of family to my peers at school! They all loved the salsa and bragged about how wonderful it was! They then began to share about life and school. It brought fellowship to my friends and it knit us closer together! Trinity also witnessed this same response when she made her peers the salsa! She said,” Mom everyone loved the salsa and they want to learn how to make it ,too.” She shared how some were talking about what kind of salsa their family makes at home and it opened up conversation for sharing their home life together!”
At our last Ladies Night Out ( Spring Fiesta) Pastor Cheree talked to us about adding SPICE to our lives and handed out a card of 50 ways to add SPICE in your life! I put that card on my magnet board in my kitchen because it has great ideas to add SPICE to your life and the 11th suggestion was “try a new recipe.” So I encourage you ladies to add SPICE to your life and make this salsa! But don’t just make this salsa, invite your family and friends over to enjoy it with you! In sharing this recipe with you, I want to share more than salsa! I want to share SPICE! I want to see how we can build our relationships with being hospitable and kind to one another!
Also for those of you who do not have a husband or children in this season of life , well God is our husband and He gives us special people to fill in the gaps of our hearts! So this word applies to us all…
JANETS’ HOMEMADE SALSA
4 CLOVES GARLIC
4 ROMA TOMATOES
1(28 OZ) CAN DICED TOMATOES
2 TBSP RED WINE VINEGAR (POMEGRANTE)
1 TBSP CUMIN
1/2 SWEET ONION SALT PEPPER
1/4 CUP FRESH CILANTRO
JUICE FROM 2 LIMES
IN A FOOD PRECESSOR, COMBINE THE JALAPENOS AND GARLIC. PROCESS UNTIL FINELY CHOPPED. SCRAPE DOWN THE SIDES OF THE BOWL. ADD ALL OTHER INGREDIENTS TO THE FOOD PROCESSOR. PULSE IN VERY BRIEF PULSES UNTIL THE VEGETABLES HAVE REACHED THE SIZE YOU DESIRE(IT DOESN’T TAKE TO MANY PULSES SO DON’T OVERDO IT).DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE PROCESSOR , YOU MAY HAVE TO PULSE INGREDIENTS SEPERATELY.STIR IT WELL AND THEN TRANSFER TO AN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER AND REFRIDGERATE AT LEAST 2 HOURS BEFORE SERVING TO ALLOW THE FLAVORS TO BLEND!!!