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I’m already exhausted with this 2012 presidential election. 

Why must we begin analyzing things two years in advance?  I feel like I’ve been hearing about these candidates since 2010.  By the time election day rolls around, will anyone care anymore?

I won’t even be here for the upcoming election.  With any luck, John and I will be chilling in Guatemala for the month of November, enjoying the small town on Lake Atitlan that we fell in love with back in 2009.  (And filling out absentee ballots if we can figure out the system.)

I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather think about Guatemala right now than Mitt Romney vs. Newt Gingrich.

So let’s talk salsa.  It has more in common with Guatemala than with the New Hampshire primary.  And unlike CNNs neverending coverage of the presidential campaign, it can actually make your night a little nicer.

This salsa has a bit of a tart, citrusy flavor, and not too much heat.  Roast it, blend it, serve it.

It’s that simple. 

Unlike political campaigns which are complicated.  And ugly.

Skip the CNN.  Choose salsa.

1 pound tomatillos (about 6 large), papery husks removed, rinsed
1/2 large onion, cut into thirds
2 serrano chiles, halved, seeded
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (loosely packed) fresh cilantro leaves

Preheat oven to 375°F. Toss first 5 ingredients in 8x8x2-inch glass baking dish. Roast in oven until tomatillos and onion are very soft, about 1 hour. Transfer contents of baking dish to processor and add cilantro. Puree until almost smooth. Transfer salsa to bowl. Chill or serve at room temperature.

Source:  Bon Appetit
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