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Family Traditions - Tori Miller and Angie Tingle

This Christmas our family was blessed to spend some time at Sky Ranch Ute Trail in the beautiful snow covered mountains of Colorado.  This was a first for us to see Sky Ranch Family Camp covered in gorgeous mounds of pure white snow and all the trees perfectly flocked.  The time away was intentional to make some incredible memories without the fuss of tv’s, wifi, cell phones or internet! But the added snow created the perfect backdrop of us all spending time together snuggled by the fireplace with our quilts coloring, reading, painting, playing games, or cooking!

A highlight of our vacation was the opportunity to gain wisdom from and spend quality time with our friends Angie and Skeet Tingle. (Ute Trail and Family Ministries Director). Angie shared with us all some of their incredible Family Christmas Traditions that they have been doing with their family for the past 25+ years.  The Tingle family are incredible and inspiring to listen to, to watch and to learn from.

Family traditions are important to pass down year after year and yet learning new traditions (borrowed from another family maybe?) each year to carry over to the next creates a freshness and excitement within everyone!  So, this year we jumped right in (the kitchen J) and experienced cooking traditions with Angie Tingle.  I will share with you some new added recipes that our family now will be incorporating into our favorite time of the year!

Angie’s Salsa

  • 2 cups fresh cilantro (1 full bundle, leaves not stems)

  • 4 fresh green onions

  • 2 limes, add fresh juice from limes

  • 3 fresh roasted jalapeno peppers (including seeds)
     (cook jalapenos in skillet on stovetop till evenly blackened)

Combine cilantro, green onions lime juice and roasted jalapeños (including seeds) into a blender or food processor

  • 1 clove fresh minced garlic

  • 17 fresh Roma tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon salt

    Put all remaining ingredients into the food processor with the tomatoes.
    Pulse until well combined.

You can eat it right away, or store in the fridge for up to 7 days.

In the coming months we will be hearing from Angie regularly on the SkyMoms Blog…make sure to not miss any of her writings as they are inspirational, purposeful and God honoring!

Lets make 2016 a great year together!