Thursday, January 01, 2009

Somebody's Got To Do It

The day after my birthday a friend and I went out to lunch at my favorite Mexican resaurant. I have been going there since I was a kid and I never grow tired of it. They have this awesome hot sauce/salsa that they serve with their chips at every table. Part of the novelty of the hot sauce is that it is in a squeeze bottle and you just squirt it on your chip. This stuff I so good I could seriously forego the chips and maybe just drink the sauce. I've bought their sauce before but it never lasts long enough. So you can imagine my glee when I learned that I could buy the spice bag from the restaurant and mix my own at home.

I bought the bag and then went out immediately to buy my own squeeze bottle to keep my at-home salsa experience authentic. I also bought some delicious stone ground tortilla strips and I am having a hard time eating anything else. The only problem is that about 1/3 of the bag of chips are micro-chips. Although they are too small on which to squeeze any salsa, I committed myself to the task of making sure that they do not go to waste.

So I emptied the bag into a bowl and I am pinching several chips between my fingers, squirting some salsa on the mass and hurrying it all into my mouth before the salsa drips. It was a toss up between that or drenching all the chips in salsa and eating it with a spoon, which would taste just as pleasing but wouldn't be much of a challenge.

5 comments:

Chapmans23 said...

You are too funny, but if you are talking about the same place that I love, that too has their hot sauce in a squeeze bottle then I do not blame you one bit. I am excited to know they have the mix you can buy. I will have to go get some. IT IS TO DIE FOR!

K said...

Your dedication to your family's budget is incredible. Waste not, want not, I always say.

E&A said...

I would have gone for the spoon method. Although, that would have changed the taste and temperature.

Audrey said...

I'm w alisha...before i had read that part...i thought, "eat it like cereal". I'm one who likes a full mouth of delicious food to chomp on than one little piece at a time. Kind of like popcorn...tastes better when you shove a hand full in than just one kernal at a time. :o)

Kelly Martin said...

Hmm, why haven't I heard about this place? And why haven't we ever talked Lynette into watching the kids so we can go there? Perhaps b/c Evens and I only come up once a year? So can we go the next time we're up there? Please? Will you share your favorite Mexican restaurant with me? P-p-p-please?