I really, really like salsa.
It's been my go-to snack since I was like 12. After school I would come home, grab a bag of chips and a bowl of salsa and park my booty in front of the tv for some good ol MacGyver. Seriously, I did that just about every day.
Not much has changed. I still eat it just about every day - hey, they say spicy food boots your metabolism (too bad chips don't), but I did trade watching Mac for watching my Sweet P.
Anyway, I would say that my favorite food is Mexican but my husband tends to correct me and says it's really just the chips, salsa and queso. He's probably right. I can have it with any meal really, doesn't have to be Mexican.
But there's a MAJOR problem with my love for salsa, you can not find HOT restaurant-quality salsa at the store. Or, at least, I haven't found it yet, oh, and not to mention the chips. Trust me, I have tried just about every stinkin salsa you can buy. I've also tried making my own but haven't been too successful with that either. Such a bummer.
But, alas, there just happens to be a festival devoted to salsa enthusiasts!! This Friday from 5-10pm, downtown Tulsa will host Salsa Fest! I am so excited. As far as I know, it's free to attend but you can pay $5 to get a tasting kit and sample all kinds of different salsas. Also, there will be a chili eating contest, live salsa music, dance lessons and other fun things.
I'm hoping to eat my weight in the tastiest, make-your-nose-run salsa I've ever tasted. I wonder if there will be salsa to buy. That would be awesome.
So, there you have it. You know where I'll be Friday night and if you have an awesome recipe for hot salsa - send it my way or let me know if you've found the good stuff at a store. Thanks!