Company Treats

The two most joyous times of the year are Christmas morning and the end of school.
Alice Cooper

Canteloup salsaI didn’t have to do much in the kitchen today because I made the soup for dinner last evening so I added two simple dishes to our meal…a cantaloup salsa and an applesauce cake with cinnamon maple cream cheese frosting. The salsa is light and refreshing that I served with cinnamon pita chips and some baked corn tortilla chips.

Simply cube as much cantaloupe and honeydew melon as you want, mine was about 1/2 of each melon, finely dice 1/2 red onion, 3 baby seeded red peppers, 1 medium-sized jalapeño, minced, zest of one lime and the juice. Chop some fresh cilantro, season with a little salt and drizzle about 2 teaspoons of honey over the salsa, mix, taste for and adjust salt and lime and chill until serving time.

Applesauce cakehttp://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2010/10/spiced-applesauce-cake/

Note for SK recipe, add a little real maple syrup to the frosting.