Last night I went to a Bon Jovi concert with friends. We had the best time! It was a little rainy and the concert was outside but we made the most of it. It was fun night. We bought tickets way back in January and I honestly kind of forgot about the concert with Brock being home and getting Ava ready to leave. It was a nice treat to be able to get away and have fun! Bon Jovi was one of my favorite bands from middle/high school so it was fun to watch them play.
Tonight I am going to another concert! My friend Shannon and her family have a big concert every year to "celebrate" the annivesary of their property being struck by a tornado. It happened about 15 years ago and thankfully her home wasn't damaged just some trees on her big property so every year they have a concert called Hoedown in the Blowdown. I have never been but thought it would be fun to go this year.
I am going to make Corn Salsa to take tonight to the concert. I love, love, love, the Pioneer Woman's recipe for salsa. This recipe is a variation of that using fresh corn because it's in season. This recipe makes one quart and one pint. I put my salsa in mason jars. This will stay fresh in your refrigerator about 2 weeks. It never lasts that long in our house though-ha ha!
Fresh Corn Salsa
1 large can diced tomatos
2 cans rotel
1/2 onion chopped
1 bunch fresh parsley chopped
Juice of two limes
2 ears of fresh corn cooked and cut off the cob.
Blend all ingredients (except the fresh corn) in a food processor
After your salsa is blended it will look like this. You want this salsa to have a very smooth consistency (similar to restaurant salsa)
I have also going to take my famous Southside cocktails to the concert. I love making mixed drinks for friends and this one is a favorite. There are lots of variations of a Southside cocktail and it's the quintessential summer drink. I serve this one anytime we have people over in the summer and it's always a hit.
Muddle fresh mint
juice of 1/2 lemon or lime
a squeeze of fresh lime juice
a squeeze of simple syrup
1.5 ounces of vodka
a splash of lime seltzer
Add all ingredient plus ice in a shaker and shake until combined. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
I hope you enjoy the cocktail and salsa!