Monday, November 24, 2014

People In Virginia Don't Know How Salsa Works

On Friday, Matt's office had a Thanksgiving potluck meal. It was like the Pilgrims, every man bringing the food of their ancestors to the dinner table. Therefore, Matt made that awesome college salsa and brought tortilla scoops to share.

(I was not actually there for this story, which should tell you HOW HORRIFIED I was, and therefore I had to write this down immediately.)


Matt got home from work at the end of the day, and he still had one and a half of the two tupperwares full of salsa, which was weird.  I was surprised there was so much left.

Matt explained, "I don't think they knew what to do with it. One person called it a 'salad.' Some people put a spoonful or two on their plates, but…"

WHAT. HOW DO PEOPLE HERE NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH SALSA. Homemade salsa! Salsa made with love and beans and corn and cilantro and jalapeƱos! Salsa that doesn't come from a Pace jar!

Salad. Pshhhh. It's not leafy! It doesn't have mayonnaise or mustard in it! It's not like any salad — green, potato, waldorf or macaroni — I've ever had.

So, to drown my frustration and horror, I ate half a tupperware of salsa, scooped up onto delicious salty chips. AND THAT'S HOW IT'S DONE.

12 comments

  1. Yeah, people not from the Southwest seem not to understand. More salsa for you though!!! (Looks healthy enough to me!)

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  2. What?! This story is horrifying and I am never leaving this side of the country for an extended period of time. Ever.

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  3. Katie @ A Beautiful Little AdvNovember 24, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    Looks very yummy to me!

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  4. haha. Did he not explain to them what it was? My other thought is that salsa isn't *so* much a Thanksgiving dish. Or is it? I'm still (relatively) new down here. Maybe I don't know anything. That salsa does look good, though!

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  5. The thing with salsa is that it tastes good on everything! I'm sorry they didn't appreciate it, but at least you get to enjoy it! And what is a party without chips and salsa? That's just weird. Damn Yankees. :P

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  6. That's exactly what my salsa looks like. Crazy people!! Maybe they were afraid of making a mess in front of others?!

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  7. I can sooorta understand their confusion (without the predominant tomatoes a lot of people wouldn't realize it was a salsa) but, hey, leftovers are not a bad thing!

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  8. oh goodness, the title made me laugh and then the post made me laugh even more - as a girl from arizona living in minnesota, i know how it goes!!! a salad? and how in the world is salsa EVER left over? it's the best!!

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  9. Right?! I will just have to spread the gospel of chips and salsa far and wide here.

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  10. You're right, it's not really a Thanksgiving food, but there were chips next to it! And Matt says that someone brought Chinese food, so … there's that.

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  11. Exactly! We ended up putting some of the leftovers on baked potatoes!

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  12. That's true about the tomatoes, they are not the *main* ingredient in this salsa dish. (There were tomatoes, but by the time I got around to taking the picture, I'd eaten most of them!)

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