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Salsa! (Not The Dance)

I had a great test of self-control last night! I passed the test!!! I offered to bring chips and salsa from Chili's to playgroup this morning. I decided it would be easier to get the chips and salsa last night after Steve got home, rather than be late to playgroup and get the girls out in the heat. I got the salsa around 9:00 last night. I had to keep it in my fridge until 11:00.a.m. today when playgroup started. I knew this would be very difficult for me not to eat it. You see, I am not normal. I can't just have a little taste and be done with it. When I eat chips and salsa I just have to have a moment with it. I inhale each heavenly bite. I have seen how my sweet friends drizzle at little salsa over their chips on a plate. I can't do that. It has to be all or nothing with me. I have been known to eat 8 and 9 bowls of Chili's salsa. The wait staff have given me drink cups of salsa to save them a trip to my table over and over. I just simply LOVE the stuff! I have stabbed friends hands trying to dive a chip into the salsa bowl. People have asked me if I just want to drink it with a straw. That really does not appeal to me. I love the salty, spicy, tangy sauce as it explodes against a crunchy, thin chip.
I knew if I got a little taste last night, I would eat ALL the bowls of salsa.
This is how much I put on each chip. I don't really eat all that many chips.
I look for the chips that have curl. They can hold more salsa.
I also love Abuelo's salsa. We had this tonight too. I told Steve we had tons of chips left over and not much salsa. He brought home some of their salsa tonight. SALSA FEST!!!!

I am not into gourmet salsa, such as mango salsa and fruit salsa. I also don't like any kind of bean or corn salsa. I just like normal, runny tomato salsa! My third place favorite salsa is at El Canaveral in Cabot, Ar.

To be honest, the only way I made it through the night without getting into the salsa was because I bought a watermelon.
In my book , watermelon is right up there with chips and salsa!!!!! I love a good, cool, SWEET, seeded watermelon. I bought this one right before I stopped at Chili's last night.
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Comments

His Doorkeeper said…
I LOVE watermelon too! Have you tried the recipe that Iput on my blog one time? It is a copycat recipe of Chili's and is VERY good! Let me know if you want it. it is super easy to make too! Kelly may have it.
And my family most certainly thanks you for buying that watermelon!!!!! My goodness--you DO love salsa!!!!!
Courtney said…
That sounds like the perfect dinner-salsa and chips and watermelon for dessert.
I've also tried the copycat chili's salsa recipe and it is YUMMY!!!!!!
Really, you might be the funniest person I know.
Kim said…
This post is so YOU! I love it! I found a recipe for Chili's Salsa and made it last week. It is fairly close but a little sweet. I am perfecting it! I will share with you when it is Laurie worthy!!! Let's go to Chili's soon!!!!
Meredith said…
Laurie- I love your description of how you eat salsa! You did it! You held it in to not eat salsa! HA! Oh and I LOOOVE Watermelon too! Daddy always said it was "nature's popsicle"
Kelly said…
Aunt L:
I second what Amanda said.
Tara G. said…
Oh, good info on salsa in Cabot! We're hoping the AF plops us down there when we're done in Kyiv and leaves us alone for 4 years! {and you're welcome to come visit and eat salsa!}
Mallory said…
I love your salsa story and love how you said, "I'm not normal." Good lordy I think that about myself DAILY!
Jacquie said…
Haha! I'm exactly the same as you EXCEPT I obsess on the chips and tap the excess salsa off! I love the taste of the salsa on there, but can't handle more than a quick dip for fear my mouth will catch on fire! I can't get enough chips. I think I can out eat any man alive!
R said…
i'm with you on salsa! and the curly chips! i love it when i find a bowl-shaped chip, too. :0)
Cyndi said…
I love salsa like that as well. One bowl is never enough, that's why I don't like getting it to go. NEVER ENOUGH!
OH my, Chili's salsa is my FAVORITE!!! I am just like you and can sit and eat tons of it. Forget the meal, I just want the chips and salsa. :-)
Unknown said…
hahahah!!! Love this! I love me so salsa, too.. but only the kind like Chili's (that's not chunky)! :) & I am the same way, I am not a "dipper" I am a "dunker" and "scooper"! :)
Lauren said…
Oh, too funny!! Your love for salsa cracks me up!!! That's real self-control my friend!!! :)
Jenna said…
Laurie, I love you. I don't know what else to say. The next time we have a meet-up, it is Chili's all the way!!!!
Sarah said…
I love chips and salsa too!! How do you feel about really fruity salsa? I like the good old pepper and tomato salsa best. And watermelon...could eat it everyday and never get tired of it! :)

Leigh Anne said…
You've GOT to try Chili's ranch dressing with your chips n' salsa! Dunk your chip in the ranch - then the salsa. FANTABULOUS!!! I got on such a Chili's ranch kick a few summers ago, that I bought it by the styrofoam cupful and enjoyed it at home :-)
Katie said…
Love this! I will eat chips and salsa and watermelon with you anytime. ; )
Erin said…
You are my kind of girl!! I LOVE, LOVE Chili's Chips and Salsa. When I was single in LR, I lived by Chilis and had Chips and Salsa for dinner several nights a week. ha!It was a no hassle, delicious dinner!

I'm certain I can eat my weight in it!! So sad I missed it at playgroup. Now that I'm talking about it I will probably have to have some for lunch tomorrow! :)
Melissa Miller said…
WOW! Laurie you do love salsa. It all looks delish. Now I'm craving it as well. *Smiles*
Christa said…
Haha I loved this post!! I LOOOVE chips and salsa! I could eat it everyday!
Michelle said…
Oh, I know what you're talking about, Laurie ... I'm the same way with Chili's chips and salsa! And Gummi bears. But not gummi bears WITH salsa. Eww. ;)
Oh, I love salsa, I can't just have a taste, it's too good! :)
Beth said…
I do the same thing w/salsa. Chili's is my fav and then Abuelos. I embarrass my husband when we are with other people. I have to remember not to do that. I went to chili's with some gf's the other day and she got ranch w/her salsa...I had never heard of that. I make the chili's salsa recipe at home. Very easy. It's the copycat version. As a matter of fact, have some in the ref now!
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