Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Stupid Simple Solution

So, I love salsa.

It's one of my most favorite things ever.

I remember being a kid and Mom and Dad would come home with the Price Club vat of Pace Salsa, and I would pour out a bowl of the stuff and rip open a bag of tortilla chips.

And then I would very carefully dip my chip in the salsa, making very sure that no chunks were left on my chip.

Because salsa chunks are gross.

I know...

It seems weird that I claim to love salsa, yet I hate the chunky chunks.

As a kid I would only allow the red saucy stuff on my chips.

Well...I still do that.

Anyway, when this happens, I am always left with a bowl full of chunks, which I unceremoniously dump down the drain.

It's such a horrible waste, but I get the jibblies when I try to choke it down.

But I'm still a sucker for any flavor of salsa.

So, when I was walking down the aisles at Costco, and I saw this new cranberry salsa, I eagerly put it in my cart, and snagged a bag of tortilla chips.

That night, I opened up the salsa and the bag of chips, and sat down to watch movie with Jeremy.

I scooped up the chunky cranberry salsa, and popped it in my mouth.

It was delicious.

But it made me shudder.

*Crunch* *Shudder* *Crunch* *Shudder*


It was like I was biting tiny, legless jellyfishes, complete with the little pop that would probably occur if you bit a baby jellyfish. Or maybe if you bit one  of those bubble things on seaweed, or kelp. Blech.

Then it dawned on me.

I make smoothies almost every morning (except I haven't for about a week, since the new blender we bought had dull blades, and was catching all the fibers instead of cutting them, causing the motor to burn. I think this is the 5th or 6th blender I have bought. I have a tendency to kill them by destroying the motor, or shattering the glass on the floor (I think the tally is 2:4, meaning, I have burned out two motors, and shattered 4 on the floor. It's tragic.). I have come to the conclusion that I need to buy an expensive plastic blender, but it hurts my feelings to pay that much for a blender. But, I guess that's what I'll just have to do.), and I thought, "Gee, I could just blend up the salsa!"

And that's what I did. No more chunks.

It was marvelous.

It's only taken me 32 years to make the connection between chunky salsa and my blender.

Now I have lovely cranberry salsa that won't make me gag.

And I have my eye on the mango salsa...for, you know, whenever I buy another blender. 
Look, Ma! No chunks!

1 comment:

Trillium said...

Mmmmmmm! I want some! Cranberry too! Wow.

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