Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Syncrhonicity

Once upon a time I made a recipe that called for tomatillo salsa. I used the 1/4 c of the salsa and put the rest of the ginormous jar into my fridge. There it sat for many months. Tuesday on a whim I cleaned out my fridge. Contrary to popular belief, I don't clean out my fridge ever often. I thew out the salsa. It had been sitting there taking up space for months it was near the expiration and I was doing a big grocery shopping trip that night. Not only did I throw the salsa out, but I took the bag out to the curb and the garbage man took it away moments later.

Earlier in the day I had planned my weekly menu and made my grocery shopping list. One of the recipes was for Southwestern Egg Rolls, they lood delicious. I went grocery shopping at night and got all of the things I needed (and it only cost triple of what Janssen spends per week at the store!)

Today I went back to www.allrecipes.com to read how to make the Southwestern Egg Rolls. Every single reviewer said that you simply must make "Amy's Cilantro Cream Sauce" to dip them in. Every reviewer. I read the recipe, it sounded delicious and I had everything I needed to make it.

Except tomatillo salsa ("salsa verde").

Cruel irony. I can't go back to the store since Bentley is on his deathbed, and if 500 people tell me I HAVE to have the sauce I can't very well eat it without it, can I? And even if I do go to the store I will be stuck with yet another big ol' bottle of tomatillo salsa.

Anyone in Austin have it on hand for me to borrow? Anyone?

6 comments:

Janssen said...

I have about 1/3 of a bottle of it. I can bring it over tonight if you want.

Janssen said...

Call me if you do, since I'm, um, at the Apple store right now and checking blogs from there. Because heaven forbid I go ten seconds without checking google reader.

Wendy said...

Here is one more reason for you to live closer - you could borrow stuff! (okay, I don't really have any sauce but I would run get it for you if it was important and you then you could invite us to dinner)

Kristi said...

Wow Janssen this experience alone has made my two years of blogging worthwhile, thanks!

leslie the licorice stick lady said...

That's so much like me! Hey, sorry if you don't remember me, but we used to be in your ward in Utah at BYU. I'm Leslie and my hubby is Dave Wilson. I also know Brooke Stevenson. I used to be her roommate and I know she knows you. Anyway, I found your blog and you have such a fun writing style and sense of humor. Do you mind if I peek in once in a while? Let me know if so, or if not..
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Laurie said...

I have 2 jars of it in my pantry. Bought it because of a recipe on What's Cookin for Mexican Lasagna.... that was in September or something. That's my downfall with planning a weekly menu. By the time the day comes to actually make the food, it no longer sounds good. Hence, 2 jars of tomatillo salsa and 1 jar of plum sauce that may never be opened....