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Rudy’s Recipe: Restaurant Style Salsa

In honor of National Tortilla Chip Day (you did know that’s today right), I wanted to share our family’s favorite salsa recipe. I discovered it a year or so ago when watching an episode of Pioneer Woman. It’s so very, very easy and so very, very yummy. 🙂

Restaurant Style Salsa


You Need:

  • 1 can (28 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes With Juice
  • 2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel (diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies)
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1 whole Jalapeno, Quartered And Sliced Thin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro (more to taste)
  • 1/2 whole Lime Juice

Make It:

It makes quite a lot. Which is just fine with me, but I’m warning you so you can use a larger food processor. Don’t be like me and use the smaller one. I am still finding bits of tomato under my cabinets. Probably use a 12 cup model. Or, be adventurous and process the ingredients in batches and then mix everything together in a large mixing bowl.

Throw whole tomatoes, Rotel, onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in a food processor. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you’d like—around 10 to 15 pulses. Take a taste test and adjust seasonings as needed to your taste.

Refrigerate salsa for at least an hour. At least! The longer it sits, the better it is. Go longer … like overnight.

Serve with tortilla chips or cheese nachos.

Snowy Stroll at Lake Rudolph!

I took a stroll out in the campground in the snow. It is so peaceful and quiet. No one out but me … oh, and Rudolph and that bird.

Rudolph? Have you been walking down by the lake?


You have haven’t you?


You haven’t been walking on the icy lake have you?


You little rascal! You have been walking on the lake. Shame on you. Don’t you know reindeer aren’t good ice skaters?

What’s this little birdie up to?


I think he got confused by our one way on Garland …


…and started going in circles.


Goodness! Now I’m dizzy.

I’m sure he was just looking for the Holiday World shuttle stop.


I can’t imagine why no one was waiting for the shuttle. Could it be the roof of ice? Hmm, that could be it I suppose.

Back up Dasher Hill toward the office for me.


Doesn’t Dasher Hill just look like the perfect sled riding hill.

Or the perfect place to make a snow angel.


Which I did. 🙂

Join our Lake Rudolph Team!

LifeguardsIf you’re looking for a fun, summer job … visit us at our Job Fair! We open for the season on May 1 and we’re going to need lots of help!

We’ll be hosting our annual Job Fair on Saturday, February 22, from 8 – 11am CT. Visit us anytime during that time period and fill out an application. You’ll also be able to speak with representatives from each department. The job fair will be held at the Lake Rudolph office.

Seasonal positions are available in these departments:

  • Activities
  • Housekeeping
  • Blitzen Kitchen
  • Maintenance
  • Grounds
  • Call Center
  • Welcome Center
  • Camp Store
  • Lifeguards
  • Security
  • Slide Attendants
  • Shuttle Drivers

We’re sure you’ll find a department that’s just the right fit for you!

Can’t make it to the job fair? That’s okay. Download and fill out an application on the Employment Page of our website. Either mail it back to us, or drop it off at the office before March 10, 2014.